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#1 top banana

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:04 AM

Hi

Well had my car for over 3 months now and as had to get large items shopping yesterday went to local retail park.
BIG MISTAKE!!

Noticed upon arriving home 2 car park dents down one side, 1 is hardly noticable but the one on the front wing, just above the wheel arch lip, is approx 1 inch vertical. No paint chip / crack just a 2mm 'dink'.

Polished the mark out just need to remove this dent. Any ideas as to DIY?
Misses will go spare as will get the usual, why spend 60 for it only to happen again!!!!!

Any advise cheers.....

Oh, last time I take it shopping now!!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:38 AM

It depends on the dent, but SOME can be "pulled" out using a hair dryer and a aerosol can of air (air dusters)
Example

worth a go first. wont do any harm

Otherwise it will need the panel pulled or pushed out.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

It depends on the dent, but SOME can be "pulled" out using a hair dryer and a aerosol can of air (air dusters)
Example

worth a go first. wont do any harm

Otherwise it will need the panel pulled or pushed out.


that's good to know

When I had a pub I used to use dry ice to remove chewing gum from the carpets........!Removed! morons some people, mind you I guess it could be walked in from outside.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

that's good to know

When I had a pub I used to use dry ice to remove chewing gum from the carpets........!Removed! morons some people, mind you I guess it could be walked in from outside.


some, but mostly just spat out I expect. :angry:
WD40 can also shift gum too catch.
I had a big blob on a brand new set of mats in my other car - I wasn't impressed at all! :angry: got rid of most of it by hand (yuk!) then WD40'd the last stubborn remnants.

Another car mat tip, if you have black mats and they are starting to look grubby even after cleaning (eg. some grey or even white patches) then you can get them back nice and black by spraying a light coating of matt black paint from a can. Comes up a treat.


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