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Re: How do you remove tailgate and rear bumper?

Ah, I see what you mean (sorry, from the thread title & earlier posts, I thought you were replacing).

It'll be a tall order to get it absolutely perfect (it's a big dent and quite deep).

This may sound a bit crude/heavy-handed, but what I'd do is close the boot, climb inside and press the dent with the sole of my shoe (use a progressively increasing force). Get someone to stand outside and check how it lines up.

The trim will cover any defects behind it, but some of the clips will have broken - use a tube of clear Tiger Seal (Plus a couple lf strips of duct tape) to hold it together for the couple of days it needs to completely cure.

This will give you a repair which will pass muster, at a minimal cost.



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