Car Dent Repair
If your car gets a dent or dings, the first thing that comes in your mind is the cost of the car dent repair and return your car’s original shine.
But instead of going to a body shop if you can remove dent yourself you can save pretty much in your pocket.
There are plenty of ways to get a small car dent repair or ding out of a vehicle at home without ruining your paint, and you don’t need to be a gearhead to do it.
However, not all of these tricks will work on your particular automobile; your mileage may vary depending on where the dent is and what your body panel, hood, or bumper is made. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
How to get the car dent repair?
There are some ways to get a small car dent repair or ding out of a vehicle at home.
- Use a plunger
The plunger method is a favourite among DIY types. It is particularly ideal for shallow, small- to medium-sized dents on flat, metal surfaces such as a vehicle door, hood, or roof. (It will not work on plastic.)
This method relies heavily on the rim of the plunger fitting completely around the dent so as to form a complete and unbroken seal. You will want to gauge and measure the dented area with the plunger before you begin, to make sure there are no curved surfaces that could compromise the seal. This method might not work on surfaces adjacent to windows, fenders, or wheel wells
Step 1: Apply a lubricant. Use a small amount of petroleum jelly or water to lubricate the edges of your standard cup plunger.
Step 2: Press the plunger over the dent. Carefully apply the lubricated plunger around the dent and gently press inward, making sure a tight seal forms.
Step 3: Pull the plunger back toward you. The suction will hopefully pop the dent out as the plunger comes unsealed.
- Car Dent Repair With a Hair Dryer and Dry Ice
Have ready with you a piece of tinfoil larger, than the dent, that you can put over the dent as soon as you’ve stopped heating it. This will make sure that the heat you apply remains on the dent.
Then use the dryer, on high heat, about seven inches or so back from the dent for about three minutes. Be careful with the heat as you can blister your paint. Apply the tinfoil.
Next put your pair of rubber gloves on and pick up a handful of dry ice cubes and start rubbing them on the tinfoil.
After a few minutes the dent should pop out. The reason for this is that you’ve slightly expanded the metal with the heat and then the coldness of the ice reverses this process and contracts the metal.
You may have to repeat this process two to three times before the dent pops out.
What can we do for large dents?
If you have had a relatively big bump and have a large dent in your bodywork, the most effective way to remove it would be to buy a large car dent repair kit. However, these can be fairly expensive and you can replicate the method using a few cheaper household items. By slicing a piece of wooden doweling into smaller sections roughly 2 inches long, you can create your own dent removal kit to use at home. Fix screws into the sides of the doweling sections near the top to act as handles. Then use a glue gun to attach the end without the screws to the dent in your car. Attach as many pieces of doweling as necessary to cover the dent, with about a 2 inch gap between each rod. You should be able to get a firm enough grip to pull the dent out by pulling on each rod in turn. Once the dent has popped out, remove each section of doweling and the glue should peel off without leaving a mark on the paint. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is an environmentally-friendly repair method that restores a vehicle’s body to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. PDR can be used to remove dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage.
Benefits of Using Paintless Dent Removal
- It’s cheaper than going to a traditional body shop
- It’s fast! Usually less than an hour
- It’s “green” because no chemicals are used
- It preserves your vehicle’s original finish
For more information on car dent repair, call us today!
Our group offers a smart repair solution that allows you to repair the chipped paint without having to repaint the entire panel, and deals with the replacement of all the windows and all the parts the suffered acid rain or debris. We work with manufacturers around the world by giving them assistance in rectifying the damage by overspray, or those little defects on new cars, which are formed in the press process. These repairs are made on site, so that large amounts of vehicles can be quickly prepared for delivery to dealers. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880