Last Updated on October 19, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
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Vehicle dents are a part of life. No matter how careful we are, our vehicles seem to always attract dents!
Whether it’s from a rogue shopping cart in a parking lot, an animal crossing the highway, or from backing into a tree, dents can happen constantly and can be quite unsightly.
There are, of course, ways to remove or at least minimize dents on a vehicle without having to spend a ton of money at the body shop.
If a dent is located on a plastic part of the vehicle body, like a bumper, one possible way to remove it is with a heat gun.
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Remove Dents With A Heat Gun
A heat gun is a great tool to have around the house for a variety of reasons. I use mine to loosen up adhesives and rusty bolts, dry paint, and more.
The video above shows how we removed a dent using my Wagner Furno 500 heat gun. Note: I used a medium heat setting and a low fan speed. Keep the heat gun in constant motion while using it. You do not want to stay in one spot or you risk damaging the bumper.
Do you have a plastic bumper dent? Give your heat gun a try before spending money at the body shop!
Have you removed a dent with a heat gun? Let me know in the comments below!
Bryan is a husband of 17 years and a father of four. He worked in various construction trades in his younger years and more recently was a General Manager for a hand-forged iron furniture store and restaurant.
For several years he has worked full time on this blog and has partnered with various brands including The Home Depot, QUIKRETE, Ryobi, Sinkology, Rust-Oleum, Wagner, BEHR, Disney, Best Buy, and many more.