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I am trying to decide what I can and should do with this dent in my CR-Z’s rear bumper. It’s a relatively small crease/dent next to the recess for the license plate. Since I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, I would like to know if this is something that can be fixed as a DIY. If so, what method would you recommend?

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You can try to take the bumper off, apply some heat to the area and push it out but there’s a risk, that paint may crack. If you have no experience in this kind of job probably the best way is to leave it to a specialist...
 

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Thank you both for your input! I actually read your replies earlier today and planned an appointment at a paint-less dent remove specialist. He charges €150, which feels quite expensive, but I really want to dent gone.
 

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That is much less than having a body shop fix it. The prices from the paint-less dent repair guys do vary, get a second opinion.
Thank you both for your input! I actually read your replies earlier today and planned an appointment at a paint-less dent remove specialist. He charges €150, which feels quite expensive, but I really want to dent gone.
 

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That is much less than having a body shop fix it. The prices from the paint-less dent repair guys do vary, get a second opinion.
I will call another specialist tomorrow for a quote. However, €150 is fine to be fair, but it’s just a lot of money for a stupid mistake. :p
 

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I got a quote for a smaller than a quarter dent in the roof of mine between the Shark Fin and the hatch was told it would be $50. That is a metal part though. I need a bunch of dents on mine fixed and some other paint damage but I am afraid to get a quote!
 

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He charges €150, which feels quite expensive, but I really want to dent gone.
Does it include fixing a paint? If not, you can try to push it out by yourself (obviously if you feel confident) and if paint will crack give it to the paint shop.
 

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Does it include fixing a paint? If not, you can try to push it out by yourself (obviously if you feel confident) and if paint will crack give it to the paint shop.
No, just fixing the dent. So I will give it a try today, but if I notice it’s hard to do, I will stop and leave it to the specialist.
 

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Paint-less dent repair once completed all you may need to do is polish the area. You as the owner will always see a slight imperfection but most people will not. if you push it out yourself not using the techniques they use it will look worse than if you have a professional do it. It is not just pushed in, it is stretched and deformed.

Once repaired there may not be any paint issues at all as the paint on the plastic parts is made to be flexible.
 

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I had a body shop fix a deeper dent for $150. Not sure if he painted over it or not, but I think he did.

It does look like your paint is messed up, though, you can see it's kinda wrinkly. Not sure if that could be an issue
 
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