Question for all of you metal workers...
Here is the scenario:
I am selling a J**p Cherokee for a family member, and and am trying to fix a few issues with the jeep to get it as nice as possible for the sale. The rear bumper has large dent in its middle (where the jeep was backed into a parking column) and I am trying to figure out how to go about fixing it. As I see it my options are:
1)I found a cheaper source for new bumpers, but painting it right seems to be prohibitively expensive (remember I am on a budget).
2)I have a lead on a second-hand bumper, but I would have to spend a lot to have it shipped across the country plus what the guy wants for it.
3) This evening I got the bumper off the jeep with the idea that I could pull (or push) the dent out myself. The steel seems pretty thin and the paint is not cracked or otherwise messed up on either side so this option seems the most attractive. However I cannot figure out how to get the dent out... do any of you metal workers have any ideas how to get this dent out? Wailing on it with a hammer doesn't seem to work and I can't stand on it or use my weight to get it out. Any votes for taking it a body shop?
Anyone have any other ideas I haven't thought of? I attached a pic of the bumper and I can take another picture of it off the jeep if that would help.