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NewArt 11-03-2016 09:59 AM

PDR on your own!
 
I've had this large dent in my rocker panel ever since I bought the car 3 years ago. Thought I might try my hand at some Paintless Dent Removal.
Tools: piece of 1X3 pine; short length of 1 inch dowel; hot glue gun and sticks; some screws and 2 jacks (optional).
Pictures are self-explanatory. It took about 5 pulls in various spots in the dent, starting with the deepest part. I finished with a bit of glazing putty and some paint, it could have been nicer with a little more care with the sanding and finishing. I'll get back to that during the long winter months!
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Racer Boy 11-03-2016 03:28 PM

I've never heard of anyone pulling a dent with a hot-glued dowel before. No reason why not, though, as proven by NewArt. Good job!

stelan 11-03-2016 08:39 PM

Cool tip, that part of the body is stiff

jb92563 11-04-2016 06:29 AM

So is that long wood stick the lever you use to pull the dent?

Is the dowel screwed to the lever?

You said it took a few pulls so does that mean the dowl comes unstuck after each pull and you glue it back for the next pull?

I love the simplicity of this method. No fancy tools required. Nice!

NewArt 11-04-2016 06:49 AM

JB, the answer is "yes" to all three questions. A quick forceful pull brought the dent out and unstuck the glue from the car. I cut away any excess glue from the dowel before regluing it to the car.


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