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Do it you're self dent removal.....(long) (archive)

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Posted by b-boy on October 20, 1999 at 12:08:50:

Hi to all,

Like most of us taking time to find a best spot to park our car and hoping to avoid having dents. But despite of the effort you end up getting one ore more. Its not the end of the world yet. You can reduce 60% to 90% of the dent by just using a simple hand skills....WOW...! I got my first dent after 5 days from the day I pickup the car from the dealer. I was devestated. Not sure where exactly I got it. The dent is about a dime size but not very deep. It look like a door that lean on to my door (front passenger side). I did these followinig step. I'm sure these technique will work to some extent, a quarter size and bigger may not work.

1. Clean the area of the dent spot. Removing all forein object.
2. Wax the area of the dent. Just make sure you have enough slippage when you touch it with youre finger.
3. Tricky part, you will have to use youre big tum of youre finger to stroke the dent spot. Imagine a three inch radius around the dent. Start three inches away from the dent and apply about 10 lbs of pressure to youre tum and stroke toward the dent and passing it. Do these same precedure all around the dent.
4. Repeat until progress is happening, you should see the dent to be less and less visible. You'll hear the sheet to tump a little while you are stroking it, dont worry it will come back to its original shape.

NOTE: Stop when no more improvement is happening, meaning you have reach the limit.

You should be able to reduce it to a half of the original size. Hopefully this will reduce some of youre pain and suferring having to see a nasty dent on youre new car.


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