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    Damaged the rear bumper last weekend whilst reversing a trailor at the tip. The trailor jacknifed and before I could stop it had connected with the bumper on the corner and put a small crease in it. (paint work not damaged)

    My question is, would I be able to push out the crease if I applied some heat to the area?

    Oh and to top it off, some inconsiderate sod decided to remove some paint from the other side of the bumper by reversing into it.

    I'm tempted to just buy some touch up paint and leave it for a while, then get someone like chips away to come and sort it out, as I've just had a dent in the boot repaired when someone else reversed into it. Trouble is it's a lease vehicle.

    Not been a good couple of months for the veccy

    Advise and opinions gratefully received.

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    Might be worth a try, but I very much doubt that heat will get the shape back, as far as I can think once it is "distorted" thats it. Bit of a pig reversing those little trailer,s isn,t it I have one and it has taken a lot of practice to get it right.

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    Thanks Ed, yes any trailer under 4ft long is a ***** to reverse, especially on rough ground. Give me a twin axle trailer 15ft anyday.

    I can see a strip down and a rebuild happening soon.

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    I have to agree with you here. I drive artics round al day and can stick the trailer within inches of where i want it to be. Borrowed my mates car and trailer to fetch some stuff from b&q and made a right fool of myself trying to reverse into a space on his drive when i got back. Needless to say i'll never live it down! Someone hit my car the other week and scratched all the corner of the bumper. Called chips away and getting it done next weekend for £105 inc vat. Standard charge for a bumper front or rear. There gonna refurb my 2 alloys to for £50 And touch a couple of stone chips in for free.

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    Yep it doe,s take some skill to manouver a small trailer, belive it or not,

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    Yet again bigger are better!!

    Been given a quote of £125 to do the whole rear bumper at a body shop. Might give chips away a bell and see what they can do. Got a wheel that needs a refurb and some stone chips.

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