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I backed into a cement post yesterday and my rear bumper has a minor dent in it.

I was thing of hammering it out (If its even possible), and than restoring the bumper has it has a bit of rust on one corner.

Has anyone done this or can I get some advice on how best to do it?

Also, what kind of paint does the factory use on the bumper that makes it last for so long?
 

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you will have to heat up the bumper due to the fact of how thick it is it may not just hammer out,for the rust i suggest to grind it down to good clean metal and weldin any holes, i like old school body work you on the otherhand may not what i mean is that i dont like to use body filler or plastics.
 

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I used a ball peen hammer and a 5 pound sledge on my front bumper to get a dent out. Then I used some body filler. Depending on how big the dent is, you might be able to get it close to perfect, but as mentioned, you'll probably have to heat it up.

As far as I know, they just use regular paint on the bumpers. Not sure though, my front bumper was chrome before I painted it.
 
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