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Plastic indeed has a memory, and with gentle heating will try to regain the shape it was originally moulded.

I've fixed a rear bumper on a new-model Mini using this method; removed rear wheel & liner, then gently warmed the plastic from the inside with my heat gun, pushed the plastic back into shape in stages of heating/moving/allowing to cool down.

Hope the job is turned around quickly with minimal cost & fuss.


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