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Post by Badfx on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:06 am

The Vitara has a bit of a war wound, does anyone know/think if this could be pushed out either by myself or professional or will i have to buy a whole new front bumper ?

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Post by JDVitara on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:37 am

It may be possible to push out.
Try removing the splash guard screws to gain access.
If you're up for it, you could remove the front bumper completely... BUMPER
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Post by JOHNWALES on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:49 am

Take it to a body repair shop; they will make it as good as new for a fraction of what it would cost you at a Suzuki authorised repairer. I had a minor collision with a post last year, and my local repairer in Carmarthen did an excellent job without having to replace any parts.

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Post by Admin on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm

As said remove the splash guard and heat it with a hair dryer first (heat gun may damage/melt paint) before pushing it back at the highest point inside the bumper
Dont use anything metal to push the plastic i have used a 4×2 piece of wood with the exges radiused in the past
Fingers crossed!
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Post by Mcgruja on Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:15 pm

I agree, it will be good as new
Remove fog light, it will be easier to push plastic

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Post by Badfx on Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:27 am

OK thanks. I am going to try this afternoon.

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Post by Badfx on Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:14 pm

I cannot thank you all enough for your advice.
I took the screws out of the bottom of the splash guard and used a bit of 2 x 4 as suggested by Karl. I didn't use a hairdryer I just parked it in direct sunlight for an hour. It popped out really easy and it is perfect.
Now I just need to buy one of those chrome things that surround the LEDs.
Thank you again.
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Post by JDVitara on Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:32 pm

Well done.
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