My 86-year old Mom was backing out of her CVS parking spot when a 70-something man came rolling in off the main drag, and her passenger rear bumper struck his front passenger bumper. Big basketball-sized double “dimple” in the very corner, but no taillight or trunk damage. I was thinking I’d try pulling the bumper cover off and attempting to rubber-mallet the dent back out - maybe with the aid of a low-power heat gun? Of course, then there would be painting, etc. The car’s in good shape otherwise, but I just can’t see spending any appreciable amount of money to fix this.
Is this method gonna work, or will I have to buy a replacement cover ( not to mention what else might be distorted underneath)?