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Rear bumper of my car has been knocked in. Need to fix it.

My car's rear bumper has been knocked in. Need to remove it repair the dent and fix it back. Can't find the screws to dismantle it. Please help. Mine is a Nissan Laurel medalist 1991 model.

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Is the bumper metal or plastic? If plastic there is a Styrofoam filler behind the bumper to absorb most of the impact and you need to change that as well.. If Metal then you have 2 shock absorbers that is what keeps the bumper in place, there are 4 screws per shock total of 8 and the shocks need to be replaced also, as they are collapsible shocks that after a hit they go in to take up most of the hit and do not come back out, do not leave them change them for safety, as if someone else hits you the damage will be far greater than with new bumper shocks.
With plastic follow the lines of the bumper and when it joins the body of the car there should be some fasteners and at times clips also, and most are used under the car and where the bumper joins the body. Or if you want to fix just the bump, depending on how deep it is MAACO in the USA can do it for you, or if you want to tackle it then you need to sand down the bump to the plastic, use bondo made for plastic bumpers and fix the dent in layers, 1/4" at a time, and allow to harden before you body file the bondo and add another 1/4" till you have fixed the dent. Or get a new bumper from the web and some places even paint then for you as long as you can get the paint code, that they might know by the VIN, or just ask a dealer they will give you the paint code and you get an aftermarket bumper that you swap out. BUT CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH WHAT IS UNDER THE BUMPER, for your safety don't leave damaged or bent supports etc.

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