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Old 24th December 2008, 13:56   #16
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I tried this and didnt work with me.

I guess it really depends on case to case basis as some one has mentioned it earlier.

My car's dent is just above the rear right tyre, it has a centre crease which is about 2 inches long and the hight is about one inch.

Maybe ill try the hair dryer and the air duster method and let you guys know about the outcome.
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Old 24th December 2008, 14:43   #17
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I thought it comes with a center handle and vaccum cups on either side.
Yeah I think I've seen that gadget in the teleshopping program. Costs over a thousand rupees, though it works on the same principle as the 12 rupee hanger! Curiously they use a swift too to demo...
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Old 24th December 2008, 14:59   #18
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Lolz I had one on my rear quarter panel. It had sunk about 8 inches by 5 inches and while I was looking around for means to get rid of it, I accidently removed it and it costed me nothing. I was driving slightly fast on your campus ground and the jerks got the panel back into its shape. Hows that for a remedy!
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:09   #19
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You could have just opened the bonnet an pushed the dented part out with your palm. Even that would have worked.

All these simple home remedies work only for dents where the metal has not being stretched beyond it's elastic limit. Beyond elastic limit these remedies will not work for sure.
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:12   #20
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I think its usual right? In most cars, if you press hard on the boot, it goes in. So, a man sitting on that, yes its understood.
i dont think thats normal. even if the metal goes inside, it should regain its original poistion once the man gets up, right?
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:15   #21
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i dont think thats normal. even if the metal goes inside, it should regain its original poistion once the man gets up, right?
Not really in some cases it needs some external help for to come back to it's original position. That is what has happened in the thread starter's case.

Whether it comes back to its original by itself or not is dependent on the elasticity of the material.
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:42   #22
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am gonna try this! on my swift bonnet, darn thing is fragile coz of the curvy shape and thanks to tennis balls bouncing i have around 10 dents on my car bonnet!

hope it works.
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Old 24th December 2008, 15:47   #23
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am gonna try this! on my swift bonnet, darn thing is fragile coz of the curvy shape and thanks to tennis balls bouncing i have around 10 dents on my car bonnet!

hope it works.
It will not work. Tried and tested on the same tennis ball dents on my car.
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Old 24th December 2008, 16:34   #24
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It only works on dents caused by large soft round objects - in this case the mans @$$ - smaller dents - no can do :(
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noooooooooooooo and i was just about to go out an get that vacuum thingie :( if it repair it otherwise i have to paint the whole hood and then again getting it correct on the bonnet is the most difficult thing due to the heat of the engine, messing up the finish in the long run.
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noooooooooooooo and i was just about to go out an get that vacuum thingie :( if it repair it otherwise i have to paint the whole hood and then again getting it correct on the bonnet is the most difficult thing due to the heat of the engine, messing up the finish in the long run.
The dry ice thing shows promise but have not been able to try it out for lack of dry ice sources.
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Old 24th December 2008, 17:10   #27
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There is one in JP nagar the last time I checked..
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Old 24th December 2008, 20:37   #28
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well just now tried removing the dent with the hair dryer and air duster method, this doesnt seem to work too.

Now the only thing left to try is the dry ice
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Old 26th December 2008, 11:58   #29
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I have tried DRY ICE method for a small dent in my car .. It never worked for me ...
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Old 26th December 2008, 12:09   #30
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What you had in the car isn't really called a dent. I think it's a depression. That can cure itself also or a gentle tap from the reverse side can cure it. If you want to know what dents are come and see my car
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