It is impossible to avoid car dents and scratches. Even though you take precautions and extra care of your car, you cannot control what happens on the road with traffic or in parking lots at the mall or supermarket. You are not required to take your car to an auto body shop every time your car gets dented. Sometimes, the dent and scratches are minor. So why spend cash on it.
List of some ways you can easily fix dents on your car.
The following is the list of some ways you can easily fix dents on your car.
1. Use of hair dryer
For this method, you will need an aluminum foil and a hairdryer. You can place the aluminum foil over the dent after heating it with a hairdryer. With the help of heavy-duty gloves, apply dry ice across the foil until a pop sound is heard. This process takes very few minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and dispose of in the trash once the process is completed.
You can also choose to use a hair dryer and compressed air. Turn on the hair dryer to its highest temperature and allow it to heat the dent till the surface expands. Turn the can of compressed air upside down as soon as the car surface expands and start spraying till the dent pops out, this happens as a result of contraction. With a clean and soft cloth, gently wipe off the liquid residue of compressed air.
2. Use of plungers
Many people use plungers to fix car dents at home. There are other works a plunger can do which do not involve unclogging drains but fixing medium-sized car dents. You will need to put some water on the dent and plunger cup. Then you will have to start performing the suction work a plunger does on the dent by pushing and pulling till the dent disappears. The cup plunger is recommended here, not the flange one. You should bear in mind that the trick might not work if the dent is bigger than the plunger cup or even more complex. Your car should go back to normal in few minutes though firm plunging if the dent is medium sized or quite small.
3. Use of vacuum cleaner and pot
A vacuum cleaner can also be used to fix a car dent. Suction power is also used here as in the plunger method. You will need a pot or bucket, vacuum cleaner, and masking tape. You should make a small hole under the pot or bucket, tape it around the dent and position the hose of the vacuum cleaner over the dent. Switch on the vacuum cleaner and remember to switch it off once a pop sound is heard and the dent fixed.
4. Use of hot boiling water
Who knew that hot boiling water could be used to fix car dents?
The bumper, being the part which bears the most damage in most minor car accidents is likely to get dented. You might have to remove the bumper for this method. Proceed to pour hot water on the bumper dent. Try popping the dent from behind once you are done pouring the hot water. As a result of heat, the dent area will probably expand thus, making it easier to bring it back to its original shape. Keep pouring the hot water on the dent till you are done. Pour some cold water over the area to allow it to shrink back into place once the popping is done.
NOTE: If a dent is too large, deep or has resulted in damaged metal, there is, unfortunately, no other way than bringing your car in for a repair.