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Old 12-26-2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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Dry Ice - Removes dents

I did this on my car the other day, I had a small dent, the size of a nickel on the rear quarter panel.

I used to dry ice on it and the dent is no longer there

The way to do it:

Use a heat gun on the section that has a dent, get it really hot.

Once it's really hot, put the dry ice on it and hold it for 5-6 mins.
You will hear the dent pop out when you're holding the dry ice. Regardless let 5-6 mins go by in total.
DO NOT press too hard. (if you have to hold it)

Use gloves, DO NOT touch the dry ice with your bare hands.

After 5-6 mins has gone by, remove the dry ice, put the heat gun to it again for 1-2 mins.

And the dent is gone.

The whole point of using dry ice is so the paint won't flake nor will it leave any marks, so you'll never be able to tell there was a dent there in the first place.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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I definitely want to try this asap! good write up
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:09 PM   #3
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The hard part for me was finding dry ice, had to get it through a friend.
Dont they sell it at most grocery stores??
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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Go to an ice cream shop, buy a cake and tell them you are driving far, they will give you a piece or two of dry ice for free usually...
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:26 PM   #5
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I have a dent on my car that I'd like to get rid of, but worried about messing up the paint doing this. Gotta see if the teg has anything I can experiment on first. Hmmm....
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I did this on my car the other day, I had a small dent, the size of a nickel on the rear quarter panel.

I used to dry ice on it and the dent is no longer there

The way to do it:

Use a heat gun on the section that has a dent, get it really hot.

Once it's really hot, put the dry ice on it and hold it for 5-6 mins.
You will hear the dent pop out when you're holding the dry ice. Regardless let 5-6 mins go by in total.
DO NOT press too hard. (if you have to hold it)

Use gloves, DO NOT touch the dry ice with your bare hands.

After 5-6 mins has gone by, remove the dry ice, put the heat gun to it again for 1-2 mins.

And the dent is gone.

The whole point of using dry ice is so the paint won't flake nor will it leave any marks, so you'll never be able to tell there was a dent there in the first place.
saw a vid of this on youtube. it does work.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:15 AM   #7
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Doesn't this also matter if the panel is plastic or metal ???
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:31 AM   #8
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i think it has to be metal..
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:22 AM   #9
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:49 AM   #10
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Good to know, Ill try it soon.
I noticed a shipping place with dry ice a few days ago. check fedex, ups, ect
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:26 PM   #11
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instead of dry ice you could use an office duster, just flip it upside down and spray
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I wish you had before and after pics. Does it work on dings? or creased dents? I would assume it would have to be a perfect looking dent?
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:24 PM   #13
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instead of dry ice you could use an office duster, just flip it upside down and spray
Tried that on my car and it didn't work. I wonder if dry ice would of worked.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:49 PM   #14
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No my friend did it on his door, he got a pretty big dent out, mind you it took a good hour or so, but it works.
i found a video
http://www.viddler.com/explore/clint357/videos/38/
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if this hold up to be true this SHOULD be a sticky!!! i have a horrible dent on the right quarter panel the size of a quarter how big of a dent will this procedure work??
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I did this on my car the other day, I had a small dent, the size of a nickel on the rear quarter panel.

I used to dry ice on it and the dent is no longer there

The way to do it:

Use a heat gun on the section that has a dent, get it really hot.

Once it's really hot, put the dry ice on it and hold it for 5-6 mins.
You will hear the dent pop out when you're holding the dry ice. Regardless let 5-6 mins go by in total.
DO NOT press too hard. (if you have to hold it)

Use gloves, DO NOT touch the dry ice with your bare hands.

After 5-6 mins has gone by, remove the dry ice, put the heat gun to it again for 1-2 mins.

And the dent is gone.

The whole point of using dry ice is so the paint won't flake nor will it leave any marks, so you'll never be able to tell there was a dent there in the first place.
damnit, i wish i knew about this last week when i actually had some dry ice on hand. ah well, gonna have to get more and try this.

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Old 12-29-2007, 12:53 AM   #17
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im assuming this would only work on flat surfaces..so no body lines correct?
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:18 AM   #18
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Wow. I'd rep the TS but too bad that shit's gone.

Gonna try this shit tommorow. Time to get out those annoying ass door dings on body lines.
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that's a pretty cool tip. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:53 PM   #21
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This won't work if the dent is creased in - example: if you hit some sort of corner.
And a lot of lil dings have some paint chipping in the middle, which kinda sucks.

Depending on how many dents you have, those PDR places are quite reasonable.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:09 PM   #22
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do you need to warm it up with a hairdryer even on small dents. i have 2 small dents from egg corns falling out of trees and hidding my hood and fender.
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Cool trick, but I have a question. In the video that someone posted, it said to do it in warm weather, but right now its in the middle of winter where I live but I also really want to get this dent out. Do you think this will work now? or should I wait till it gets warmer outside.
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id like to a see a video of this actually work
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