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Re: Fixing a dent
The panels come easily off the car and are therefore easy to work with in the event of a dent. Minor dents can be readily removed by those skilled in working with stainless steel, but catastrophic crashes require panel replacement. Those skilled in working with stainless steel tell me that dents can often be removed with nothing but the proper application of heat.
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Depends on how deep the dent is, is it a sharp crease, has the paint cracked in or near the dent? There are kits available that can pop out a simple dent, but not a more severe dent. You can Google paintless dent removal to see the kits and where to get one.
You need special tools so cheaper to take it to a body shop ,sorry for the negative reply but a hydraulic portapower to pull it out is needed for a starter and by the time you buy the tools its cheaper in the body shop
Taking out dents requires special tools and expertise. It is very easy to take a dent and make it worse trying to "fix" it. There are companies like Dent Wizard (in the Yellow Pages) that do that type of work. If you insist on doing it yourself you need a trim removal tool to gain access to the sheet metal, then remove whatever might be in your way (brackets/wiper motor/window motor). As to how to work the dent itself out, that lies beyond the scope of my expertise.
These vans have a styrofoam bumper wrapped in semi-rigid plastic. When you dented the bumper you probably dented the styrofoam as well, so depending on how deep the dent is you may not be able to bring it back to normal.
The surest way to fix the dent would be to remove the bumper by unbolting it, then taking out the styrofoam and pushing out the dent.