How to Fix Car Dents without Hurting the Paint

6 July 2015
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Car dents can be expensive to fix, and the body paint can also become damaged in the process. Here you will learn how to fix the dents and keep the paint intact. You do not need many materials; in fact, you may even have all of the materials that you need at home already. You will need the following:

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Screws or Bolts
  • Wood Dowel
  • Saw

Step 1: Making Grips and Cleaning the Area

Cut sections of a dowel rod and screw in the screws to the side in order to make a grip. If you do not have screws, then you can use bolts instead. Drill holes in the side and then put the bolts in. After you have made your grips, set them aside. Clean the area of the car that is dented. You do not have to use cleaning solution—just take a rag or washcloth and wipe the area to ensure there is no dust. This is so that the glue will properly stick to the car.

Step 2: Attaching the Grips and Fixing the Dent

Use a glue gun to apply hot glue to the ends of your grips. Attach them to your car in a line where the dent is. Allow the glue to fully dry in order to get a good hold onto the dent. After the glue has dried thoroughly you will fix the dent. Pulling the grips outward does this. Make sure to not yank the grips. Start from where the dent is the most shallow and work your way down until the dent has been pulled out.

Step 3: Repeat and Take the Glue Off

You can continue to repeat step 2 if there are more dents or if a big dent needs more attention. Once the dents are removed you will then have hot-glue circles on your car. Do not panic. These glue spots will come off fairly easily. Make sure that you do not use anything sharp or abrasive or you may scratch the paint.

After you have fixed all of the dents you may find that you have a scratch. The scratches can be easily fixed by getting a paint stick from the local car parts store. You can match up the paint to the proper shade and apply the paint as if you were using a marker. Ensure that you follow the directions on the paint stick. Ensure that you do not repair the scratches in wet weather, as the paint will need to dry completely. If your car is in need of some heavy duty collision repair, find a local auto body shop.