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Help with my new bumper dent

Like an idiot I backed into a pole at Lowes (in my three month old Tundra!). It put a two inch vertical dent in the flat part of the rear bumper. It isn't terribly noticable or deep but I can't stand it! I called a paintless dent removal place and the guy said he wasn't sure he could do it since it is thicker than the body panels, and he made reference of some specialty shops that could handle it. Anyone had this problem repaired, without replacing the entire rear bumper?

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JC Whitney and PepBoys are two places I've seen the Bumper Molding I've used in the past for the same dent you have.Comes in a couple different sizes,Black with 3M Peel&Stick adhesive.You can probably see some of it in person at whatever Auto Parts shops you have. Do a "Bumper Molding" Web-search too,hard to say how many different types there are now.
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I in the same spot, someone backed into the back left corner of mine and took off. Truck is under 2 months old and it left a nice crease in the metal. One of my friends owns a body business and has contracts with Dent Wizard, they looked at it and said it could not be done with the normal dentless tools. Not sure what other options are out there but outside of replacing the bumper he told me it was not a simple fix.

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Did the same thing but get this, it was at the Toyota dealership, I then bitched at the dealer (who happens to by my brother) for not selling me the back up camera, When you figure out the answer let me know
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Man, it's not looking good so far. Had one paintless dent guy tell me that they can't do it due to the thickness of the bumper. But, he mentioned that used car dealers have guys that come by and beat them out with a mallet. Haven't found one of those yet. Most comments I find online are similar to this thread in another site.

Anyone knows how to knock out dents from Chrome Bumper? - Toyota Tundra Forums : Tundra Solutions Forum

I'm still looking for the right person, but it looks like I will just give up and pay $500 for a new bumper.
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Man i dont know what it is about Tundra rear bumpers and pole's but it seems like every freaking tundra around me has backed into a pole and damaged the left side of the rear bumper. Im tempted to back into one just so i can fit in. haha

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As soon as I have time I'm going to take off the bumper and use a block of wood to try and tap out the dent. It isn't that noticeable really, because the curved part of the bumper on either side of the center sort of masks it. Would be worse if it were just one long solid piece of chrome. Gonna be careful though to make sure I don't make another darned dent. Like the service manager at my dealership told me, its better to have an innie rather than an outie. Next time I'm parking in the north 40 at Lowe's!!!!
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