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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by farley45, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. farley45

    farley45

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    Paintless vehicle dent repair using a blow dryer and an airduster. Has anyone ever heard of this before or actually seen it done? Below is a link to a video where a guy repairs a shallow dent in a vehicle with a blow dryer and an airduster. Essentially you heat up the dent with the blow dryer for 30 seconds or so and then turn the duster upside down and squirt liquid CO2 on.

    It seems like it could work on some dents, just wondering if anyone has tried it. Here is the link:

    http://www.wisebread.com/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply
     
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    I was curious if it would even work, and if it would harm anything.

    I did something stupid...rammed a snow bank with my pickup that was a little harder than I thought lol. Put two shallow dents on my pickup, one under the line on the passenger front door and the other under the line on the passenger rear door on my Ram. They aren't really that bad, but it iritates me.

    Any other suggestions are welcome as well. I tried that stupid as seen on tv pops a dent thing with the hot glue and stuff when I bought my truck because the wheel wells in the bed had some dents in them but it sucked.
     

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    It's possible, was he using CO2 though or an airduster. CO2 is alot colder than the canned refrigerents used as airdusters. Maybe i'll give it a try and let you know. You got me curious.
     
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    On the link and in the video they say airduster. They also say it contains CO2.
     
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    CO2 compresses to a liquid at 800 psi. I'm not aware of any airduster cans built strong enough to take that kind of pressure. But i've been wrong before.
     
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    no

    maybe on 1 dent in 10,000, but in practical application... no.
    PDR is a skill/art when done well and takes years to become proficient.
     
  7. Tow/Repo

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    You are correct sir.
    I was practicing just last night on this junk hood.
    I hope this spring everything goes to hail $$$
    [​IMG]
     
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    I think you'd have better chances of removing your paint than anything else.
     
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    Wouldn't the cold from CO2 make the paint/clearcoat crack (maybe not to the naked eye)?
     
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    It's a pretty neat art once you get the hang of it. I used to watch my cousin work sometimes.
     
  11. Ol Timer

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    I've done it with a butane torch and dry ice. Using a torch requires serious concentration. For one or two creaseless dents it's okay. For a door ding, massaging the dent from the back side using "spoons" is better. For a large area like hail damage, traditional body work. YMMV