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Old 23rd December 2008, 19:45   #1
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Good News to all.

This morning when I was at MG road, some idiot sat on the bonnet of my swift and created a dent, it was approximately 6 inch wide and 4 inch high.

I immediately took it to the garage to get it fixed; they gave an estimate of 1500 as it was on the front curve portion of the car and to remove it they would need to cut the inner plate of the bonnet and re-weld back.

I never wanted to cut or repaint my car as it would loose the originality. I was searching the net for lot of diy stuff. some said Dry ICE some said hair dryer. but nothing looked practical.

I a my colleague were having coffee this evening when we came across a Vacuum glass hanger which was fixed to the glass and can hold good amount of weight. We thought of using the same for removing dents.

We purchased one vacuumed lock glass hanger for 12/- and cleaned the portion of dent with wet and dry cloth to create a clean surface. Pressed the hanger to the corner of the dent and tightened the screw (Hanger handle), amazingly the dent has come out with out effort.

We repeated the process and could only find one small dent in the center, repeated the same but had the pull the hanger as it was the center of the dent.

Now my car bonnet is dent less, scratch less, I could not take any pics as this was under curiosity that we tried and it worked out.

All you mates’ out there with dents. hope this trick workscheers:

LOL

Naidu

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Old 23rd December 2008, 20:06   #2
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Where can we buy this hanger?I have a swift too.
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Old 23rd December 2008, 20:07   #3
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All you mates’ out there with dents... hope this trick workscheers:

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Thanks Mr Naidu for the tip. It would be great if you can mention where you purchased this "gadget"
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Old 23rd December 2008, 20:09   #4
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great work dude .. pics would have been helpful, at least post the glass handle.
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Old 23rd December 2008, 20:10   #5
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Any local stationary or fancy store, you know this item but i hope u cannot recognise here is the picture of the hanger



it costs just 12/-

get rid of the dents mate... any help I am always there to guide as now I am experienced.....

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Wonderful. So, one more addition in place of dry ice.

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Old 23rd December 2008, 20:22   #7
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http://www.4er.com/aski_v1.jpg
this is the link to vacumme glass holder, most of us have it in our house
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Hi Mates

Good News to all.....

This morning when I was at MG road, some idiot sat on the bonnet of my swift and created a dent, it was approximately 6 inch wide and 4 inch high.

I immediately took it to the garage to get it fixed; they gave an estimate of 1500 as it was on the front curve portion of the car and to remove it they would need to cut the inner plate of the bonnet and re-weld back.

I never wanted to cut or repaint my car as it would loose the originality. I was searching the net for lot of diy stuff... some said Dry ICE some said hair dryer... but nothing looked practical.

I a my colleague were having coffee this evening when we came across a Vacuum glass hanger which was fixed to the glass and can hold good amount of weight. We thought of using the same for removing dents.

We purchased one vacuumed lock glass hanger for 12/- and cleaned the portion of dent with wet and dry cloth to create a clean surface. Pressed the hanger to the corner of the dent and tightened the screw (Hanger handle), amazingly the dent has come out with out effort.

We repeated the process and could only find one small dent in the center, repeated the same but had the pull the hanger as it was the center of the dent.

Now my car bonnet is dent less, scratch less, I could not take any pics as this was under curiosity that we tried and it worked out.

All you mates’ out there with dents... hope this trick workscheers:

LOL

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12/- bucks..?? That cheap for that vaccum..??? I thought it comes with a center handle and vaccum cups on either side.
But this is an awesome idea. I have something similar to what your talking about on m swift bonnet. Shall proceed with caution,
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Pictures please.

Thats a pretty cheap alternative.

Please share more info about it.
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Do you think this will work with dent's having centre creases or just concave dents?
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Hi Mates

Sent was not on the flat surface of the bonnet, it was on the upper lip, the concave side. find below with illustrative picture of where the dent was actually present.

When I can get rid of dent at this concave place, I think this trick works perfectly fine on any are of the car, apart from pillars.

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Also what i ment by Vaccum hanger is not something out of the world or something very technical, its the simple glass stickon hanger we use in our homes to hang calenders and is available in general or fancy store. I got it from a fancy store for 12/-

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Also there are such hangers of bigger size if you want to try them on large dents.....


Happy Dent Fixing Mates......

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Do you think this will work with dent's having centre creases or just concave dents?
Dear Deky

I dont know, try and see this aint any costly... it it works share the information with other mates it will help us all.....

if it doesnt then also share the info we will try another methods.....

by the way post your dent pic's most of our team-bhpians are out there to help you out with new ideas......

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it got a dent with just a man sitting on it??
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it got a dent with just a man sitting on it??
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.
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Nice method. Got to try this on my car..
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