Has anyone tried to repair a dent in a Ram bumper before?

Asked by Sep 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently was in a fender bender and dented the chrome bumper on my new 2012 Ram. Funds are a little tight at the present time and do not want to spend between $800-1400 for a new bumper.  I recently saw a guy use a rubber mallet and wood blocks.  At the present time im not looking for 100 percent just looking for a cheaper alternative right now.

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I haven't, but you could get most of the dent out using your mallet and wood. If you go that route, I suggest you remove the bumper and perform the dent removal safely supported on some blocks of wood on a level surface. Remember to always wear eye protection.

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Thanks for the answer, I am only worried that it is easy to make the chrome crack and If it will make it rust faster. I have no experience in this field and appreciate any input given.


i have worked on a rear bumper before. it was black not chrome. be prepared to do a LOT of hammering. a bumper is pretty heavy duty, so a regular hammer won't do. you need a dead-blow hammer or a 3-pound engineer's hammer and wood blocks. a plain rubber mallet is a waste of time and energy.

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Good one madmopar. OP, you also said you didn't want it 100%, hammering to get the dent out will never be the same. Try a salavage or auto recycler to find a used bumper, be a lot cheaper and a lot less work.

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thanks for the input I really appreciate it

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