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Hood Gap with Stock Bumper and VIS racing hood?

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As you can see in the pictures, there is a pretty pronounced gap between the middle of the bumper and the hood, creating a curve whenever you look at the car outside of direct flashlight. The car was bumped into a parking lot which dented the OEM hood down onto the bumper, which is my first idea, but when I look at the bumper with the hood up it looks uniform and unscathed. I plan on getting a new bumper sometime in the future but for now Id like to see if I can solve this issue or find out if I simply need a new bumper.

It could also be an alignment issue, as I have a slightly larger gap on the drivers side, however I dont see how that would fix the problem in the front.

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It looks more like the bumper is deforming. The hood looks straight. You have two dissimilar materials there that have different expansion and contraction rates. Was the weather cold when this happened ? My bumper gets misshaped when the weather is cold. Mine shows the problem mentioned on the area down under the grill. ...J.D.
Im thinking I could take a heatgun and try and heat up the center piece to make it a bit malleable, worst case I mess it up and I get the new bumper ordered, best case It fixes it for the forseeable future.
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