With the right equipment, you can repair small dents and dings on your vehicles. Knowing how to do it will prevent you from taking your vehicle to a body shop every time a minor accident happens, which is very time-consuming and costly.
Assessing the Damage
The first thing you should do for car dents is to assess the extent of the damage. Most of them can be tapped or popped back out if the metal had not creased or crumpled. You can usually know this just by looking closely at your car. If you do not see ripples that look like partially folded metal or bumps, you should be able to repair them yourself.
Sucking Out Dents
One of the easiest ways to do it is to use a suction device on your car dent, which you can do with the common plunger. Apply it over the dent and depress it in a slow slowly but steadily. Once all the air is out, you will form a tight seal between the plunger and the car panel, and you will be able to pull the dent out.
Tapping out Dents
For dents on large surfaces such as the roof or hood, you can wrap a wooden block in an old towel and place it on the side opposite the dent. Tap on the block with a rubber mallet and slowly work the dent of your car.