DIY Dent Removal

Posted on: June 17, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Having a dent on your car is like trotting the streets with your white shirt stained with ketchup, yes it’s that bad. An unexpected dent will spontaneously ruin your car’s good looks.  Sometimes dents come from somebody sideswiping your car or an accidental mishap with a shopping cart.  Regardless of where it came from, having a dent on your car is not pleasing and sometimes getting it repaired at an autobody shop could be expensive.

There are some few things you will require In order to attempt the do it yourself dent repair. These include a number of dent repair kits which have everything that you need to remove and rectify dents in a blink of an eye. Most of these kits use suction cups and similar implements and thus you side step the need to drill holes in the finish to remove dents. Before you get to work ensure that you purchase or borrow a dent pulling kit or the dent pulling tool in layman’s language accompanied by a dolly. This tool is designed for flattening and reshaping metal. In addition to that, a metal working hammer will also be important as well.

Following the steps below, you will be able to accomplish your dent repair;

  • Find the center and drill a hole in the dent with 1/8’ drill bit.
  • Thread the tool into the hole that you already made
  • Hammer the front of the dent – but be extremely careful when using a metal hammer and at the same time be holding the dolly firmly against the back of the dent.
  • Use a moderate grit disk which is mounted on a drill to grind the paint down to the bare metal and extend the area out to at least one inch around the dent. After this fill the whole area with a high quality body filler.
  • Wait for some minutes, for the body filler to dry completely then carefully sand the section with sand paper which has been wrapped around a piece of wood. When sanding, commence with a 36-grit sandpaper and work up to a 120 grit sandpaper.
  • Using a spray primer, prime the area and ensure that you use a primer which is specially designed for automotive use. You should use six coats of primer and allow each coat of primer to dry before applying another coat.
  • Finally sand the primer using a 600 grit wet dry sandpaper. This assists in removing any scratches. The section should be garnished with a matching automotive paint.

Fortunately, we drivers with dented cars and dented wallets, we can follow the above procedures and eradicate those inevitable dents with little out of pocket expenses.

If you need paintless dent repair in Pittsburgh, contact us.  We have the tools and manpower necessary to make your car look as good as new.