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Should You Try to Fix Dents in Your Car?

Has this happened to you? You come out to your car after shopping to find a dent in your bumper and no one anywhere in sight. The repair will be expensive but not over your insurance deductible. What can you do? You can try to remove the dent yourself or you can look into auto dent removal lakewood co.

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Suction Methods

One way to remove dents in a bumper or fender is through suction. An ordinary, cup-style, toilet plunger will often do the trick. Wet the rim of the plunger, place the cup over the dent and press as you would to unclog a slow sink. The suction will pull small dents out. Another suction method involves a plastic pot or small bucket and a vacuum cleaner with a detachable hose. Cut a hole for the hose in the bottom of the bucket or pot, then tape the container over the dent. Turn on the vacuum cleaner and the dent should be history. You can also buy suction tools specifically made to remove dents.

Temperature Methods

Another way to get small dings out of a vehicle is through temperature differences. Pour boiling water over the dent and very quickly press on the other side. If it doesn’t pop out right away, pour more boiling water over it and try again. Another method involves dry ice. This is the stuff that is popular in punch bowls at Halloween. The theory behind both of these methods is that the difference in temperature between the dented area and the surrounding material makes the dent pop out.

Call a Professional

If you have tried these methods and the dent persists, it may be too big to remove by yourself. In that case, you will need to take it to an auto body shop. It will be more expensive than doing it yourself, but you will probably be happier with the results.

If you like DIY projects, give some of these a try the next time a mysterious dent appears.