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DIY dent removal .. awesome!!

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  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I'm going to try that on my buddy's car tonight and let you know if it really works. I have TONS of that air duster crap.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    definitely let us know if it works.. i'm really curious..
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I called my friend, sent him the link, he is down!! I'll post up later tonight.
     
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    since my car is sanded and needs work anyways.. i have a few dents i've never seen.. i'll try it on mine later or tomorrow..
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    It doesnt work. I found our old heat gun here and tried it on someone's car. It did absolutely nothing. :(

    We tried it on dings, punches, creases. This kids car is fucked! It did nothing to any of them. Try it yourself though, maybe its certain kinds of dents on certain panels or something.
     
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    this method helped make some of the dents on my hood/roof look better.
     
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    Its only going to work on big dents, like most pdr.
     
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    i have a couple of dents on my roof and one in the driver side rear quarter.. neither spots are too noticable.. gonna see if this helps them
     
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    yeah, 5 inches in diameter and bigger mostly.
     
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    To exemplify this issue, think of when you smash a soda bottle and there's a tiny sharp crease in the bottle. Its incredibly difficult to return the bottle to its original shape.

    Crush the entire side and you can easily return the bottle to its original shape.

    There needs to be a significant portion of surface area for forces to be exerted upon, if the dent is going to be removed in most cases.
     
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    this would work on "pop" dents
    the kind you can usually pop out from the back
    but that usually revolves removing the panel or interior pieces to get to the spot

    to form a dent the metal is usually "stretched" from its original shape
    heat expands metal, then the cold shrinks the metal in the area of the dent

    the suction cup method aka "spotless/paintless dent removal" would prob work in the same areas
     
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    Looks interesting, my only gripe is that those canned-air blowers aren't carbon dioxide like the video said, they're almost always R134a refridgerant (which is why I don't know why AC work still requires the technicians to recover the stuff nowadays... People are blowing it into the air all the time!)
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    ROFL.

    You are incorrect, sir.
     
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    wow...
    you know buildings don't use R134a or R12 right?
    R22 FTW (which i think is on the way out for enviromental reasons)
     
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    well, i got R34 in my can.. haha.. :ph34r:
     
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    R410 will be mandatory in the next couple years



    -side note: Propane is the best refrigerant of all time
     
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    Except for it's volatile flammability.

    Heatgun + Propane = How to remove dents from your car, and all the hair from your face.
     
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    I meant in the "works the best" sense

    R22 - nonflammable

    and R235FA is basicly R22 + butane
     
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