How hard to remove bumper on 2006 Nissan Sentra?

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Old 05-17-12, 06:27 AM
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How hard to remove bumper on 2006 Nissan Sentra?

I dented the corner area on the bumper on 2006 Nissan Sentra: someone said can be pounded out fairly easily but no one can get to it from the underneath. Should I have them remove the entire bumper, so dent can be addressed; or is there a better way? It's an older car so hate to go to body shop but that is the only real damage to the car and looks awful!

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Old 05-17-12, 09:39 AM
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I don't know how difficult/easy it is to remove the bumper but overall the modern day bumpers don't respond well to body work. One of my wife's bosses backed into my wife's merc - pretty good size dent in the rear bumper. Believe it or not a few weeks later my wife called and asked me when I came and fixed her bumper - apparently the heat had convinced it to pop back out. The dent is still there, just not as prominent. Can you slide anything behind it to pry with?
 
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Old 05-17-12, 09:52 AM
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Well I had a friend who tried to get underneath and behind and told me not enough space; that I should have the bumper taken off. He said it should be easy as it is only mounted with styrofoam - ?
Thanks for any more suggestions or comments you might have on this. Glad your wife's car came out okay
 
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I'm not sure how the new bumpers are mounted but the stryofoam is what helps the thin plastic to hold it's shape.
 
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Happened to my wifes SUV. Put a big ole ding/crease in it. Pulled the rubber bumper cover off, then the actual metal bumper. Banged the crease out of the metal, heated up the cover slightly with a hair dryer and sorta flexed it out some....put it all back together and it's really barely noticeable. Looks like a rub of some sort.

Haynes manual gave removal instructions.

You may also find manuals at a local library.
 
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Thanks much: I will check into this.
Much appreciated.
 
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