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Old 11-03-2016, 09:59 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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Cool tip, that part of the body is stiff
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:29 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:49 AM   #5
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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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