To remove a dent in a chrome bumper, remove the bumper from the vehicle, soften and heat the metal, and place a silicone mat and block of wood over the dent. Tap the wood with a mallet, and then check the smoothness of the dent.
Remove the bumper, and place it on a workbench. Get someone to hold the bumper upright to prevent more dents from forming.
Use a rubber mallet to soften the metal by gently tapping the back of the dent.
Heat the metal with a propane torch, but do not overheat.
Place a silicone mat over the dent to prevent the dent from popping out the other side.
Place a wooden block on the silicone mat. Tap the block with the rubber mallet, lightly at first and then gradually harder.
Check the dent throughout the tapping process to make sure it is smoothing out. Continue heating and tapping until the chrome appears smooth.
Remove the block and silicone mat, and then install the bumper onto the vehicle.
Removing scratches from a chrome surface entails applying polish to an extremely fine steel wool pad, then sanding the scratch from the surface. Use red jewelers rouge or a chrome polish for this project, as well as a soft cloth or #000 steel wool pad. Use this process only for light scratches on the surface of the chrome.Full Answer >
To remove an axle, support the vehicle with jacks, drive out the wheel nuts, and detach the brake caliper from the wheel. Remove the wheel hub, and pull out the axle. You need a wrench, two car jacks, a screwdriver, pliers, working gloves and a receptacle to complete this task.Full Answer >
Replacing leaf springs requires lifting the vehicle, removing the suspension assembly and tires and replacing the springs. The leaf springs should be replaced on a flat level surface to ensure a safe repair.Full Answer >
Replace the fuel pump in a car by relieving the pressure from the fuel lines, disconnecting the battery, draining the fuel tank and removing the back seat from the vehicle to expose the access door. Remove the access door, the fuel lines, the pump and the electrical lines.Full Answer >