Possessing a dent on your own car is similar to walking around the mall having a huge ketchup stain in your white tee-it’s unsightly. Other folks won’t and they’ll unfairly judge you for it, even if you can ignore it.
My ride currently has a dent on the passenger side door and a broken rearview mirror that still needs repaired, having said that i trust a mechanic just about as much as I truly do a Fox News reporter.
In all seriousness, taking your automobile to a shop can become really expensive. I have a friend regarding his own shop and he provided to fix my dent for $that’s and 200 his discounted rate.
Luckily, there are several DIY techniques for fixing dented cars. If you’re much like me and have a huge one, really the only other alternative is a costly dent removal kit, although you can use compressed air along with a blow dryer or dry ice to correct small dents.
Unless…you’ve got some hot glue lying around!
I haven’t used a hot glue gun since elementary school, but always enjoyed a fondness for these people. First gun I ever held. Now, thanks to Tom George, I’m going to be holstering it again. In his video below, Tom shows how he removed a dent using hot glue, wooden dowels, and a few screws.
You may get wooden dowels at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and most crafts shops, but when you have an old school closet like I do, you can use the wooden rod which you hang clothes on. Obviously, if you need it, don’t utilize it, but that’s what I’ll be using.
Step 1: Make Your Grips
Tom cut about five 4-inch sections from the dowel rod, then screwed a woodscrew into each side as grips. You might easily use bolts in the event you don’t possess any woodscrews. Just drill an opening all of the way through your five pieces and slide the bolt in.
These will form the handles you’ll be pulling from.
Step Two: Clean the Dent Area
Clean the room around the dent and use a blow dryer to heat up the region. You don’t need to use water and soap or anything, just wipe it down with the old rag to get rid of any dirt that may mess using the gluing process.
Step 3: Glue Grips for the Area Around the Dent
Warm your glue gun and apply a generous amount of glue to the flat end of your own dowel opposite the grips.
Place each dowel round the dented area and not directly on the dent itself.
Step 4: Pull Out the Dent
Let each of the dowels cool for about ten to twenty minutes, then you can set out to pull the dent out while ripping off the dowels.
Really pull on them and take note of whether or not the dent is being affected, though usually do not just yank each dowel. Pulling with a dowel on the top and then a dowel at the end may be more potent in popping out the dent.
Step 5: Repeat if possible
If the dent is still visible after one go, repeat the process until you’re satisfied, and also this time it’s okay to position them right on the dent.
The dried hot glue should scrape off fairly easily, and you’re paint job should still look really good.