How to Repair a Dent

How to Repair a Dent - Dent in CarGetting a dent or two in your car is unavoidable in most areas. Dings and dents are bound to happen but that doesn’t mean you need to shell out hundreds of dollars to fix them. Repair shops will often remove the paint before popping the dent out, raising the total cost to you. We here at Crossroads Chevrolet know how to repair a dent at a minimal cost to you!

  • Hair Dryer and Compressed Air – By heating and cooling the dent rapidly, you may be able to pop the dent out without even touching it. Use the hair dryer on its hottest setting to heat the metal. Next, flip the can of compressed air upside down and spray. The metal will contract and the dent should pop out.
  • Plunger – A cup plunger (used to unclog sinks) can be just as effective provided you’re willing to work your muscles. Apply water to both the plunger and the dent. Push and pull just like you would to fix a clog. The plunger’s suction should bring the dent out with it.
  • Hot Water – Getting a dent in your bumper doesn’t mean you need a new one. Take off the bumper and apply hot or boiling water to the plastic. Try to push the dent out immediately after heating the plastic. The dent should be easier to push out.

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