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Old 02-15-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Smile FIXING YOUR CAR DENT WITH A HAIR DRYER..?

http://www.5min.com/Video/Fix-your-C...air-Dryer-4252

I just saw this online. But this trips me out. Is this real or not???
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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It works. I tried this on my friends car. His was pretty big dent too. We used a heat gun though for heatshrink tubing instead of a lighter. The trick is to use the duster very fast so you see frost and POP out the dent.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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Used that method on my dad's Nissan Titan. If I didn't point it out, you wouldn't notice that it was hit by a 2x4 debris from the highway.

However, I didn't use a can of duster. I heated 'til it was flexible and pushed out the dent. I might use the duster method, seems more conventional.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Wow....thanks for posting.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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I used this technique this to remove two dents from my rear quarter panel. It took a few tries but it certainly worked.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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On plastic pieces like the bumper, just heating it til you can push it will work. On my corolla I took the bumper off and set it up about 2 feet in front of the space heater and pushed a pretty good dent out.

For metal, this totally makes sense. When you cool the metal down it will contract - this will most likely cause it to straighten out and return to its original shape.. If you have any folding this will most likely not work though. I haven't tried it, but I have a ding on the side door I might try it on. I don't know how good freezing, and then bending your paint will be.. I think you can expect chipping at some point doing this.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:01 PM   #7
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Awesome. Thanks guys!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:09 AM   #8
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Works better with piece of dry ice.
I've seen videos showing how it's done on YouTube...
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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Thats awesome... probably gonna try it tomorrow..

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:32 AM   #10
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didnt work for me -.-
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:55 AM   #11
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I tried this method on a half inche dent on my fender and it did'nt work.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:47 AM   #12
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I have a real small dent on my hatch from where an irrisponsible neighbor left his can behind my car in the dark....

will it work with smaller dents?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:59 PM   #13
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http://www.ehow.com/video_3379_fix-dent-car.html

http://www.videojug.com/film/dent-removal-technique
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:00 PM   #14
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Hmm I'm getting mixed reviews. So the hair dryer method doesn't work with some people, but it does work with some people. I guess I'll try out the dry ice method..
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:28 AM   #15
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Best method it’s called, Dent Wizard I used pops a dent, and some other so it your self methods and there is nothing like a real professional job.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:05 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting, I'll try this out tonight on a small dent in my passenger side door and let you guys know how it went.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:30 PM   #17
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I tried it once on a small dent I had on my truck, it didn't work. I think it works best if you can do it as soon as the dent happens. The dent on my truck had been there for a while.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:16 AM   #18
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i think ur trucks panel is probably too thick to make it work?
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