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Old 13th June 2007, 13:07   #1
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Question How to remove minor dents?

On the way home today on my Car, out of the blues, someone chased a Cow to the main road and thud, the cow hit the side of my Car. There are two very minor dents on the front left fender

Is there anyway we can ourself remove such minor dents, instead of taking it to a Workshop and they charging a bomb to repair it?
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if you could provide a pic it would be very helpfull in providing you help for a DIY
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Here are the pics, please help!



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The dents looker bigger in the pic, but is quite minor actually.

Any ideas to get rid of it?
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Is the cow ok or did it get hurt?
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Okay, first of all you should be able to reach these spots from the inside.

Next remove the indicator light and the "1.2" logo. Take a small wooden plank like a 1" plyboard palm sized orwhich can go inside and place it from the inside on the center of the dent, hit the plank with a hammer but not very hard but just firmly so that the dent comes out.
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yes you can remove your self. at the same spot on both fenders my indica got dented, even spot was same, near blinker.

remove fender, try to force by hand, metal should springback to original shape,as there is n streching or sharp edging visible in picture.other wise use a soft mallet.

take your towing hook, wrap heavily with a soft cloth, carefully ding from back of fender(not too hard), it worked for me. i have got left fender back to original shape. right one i will do sometime when i am free.
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just found this one on net, dont know if it works.

IndianPad / Remove Car Dent With Airduster
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Thanks Arun & Dadu for the tips!
Will try it out.

Vid, Cow is hale n hearty!
But I am sad with those dents on my baby! :(
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Is the cow ok or did it get hurt?


On a serious note-I think you can also go for "Sookhi Denting". Just find a good denter in your area to do the job but remember, this type of denting will only work well, if the paint of affected area is fine.
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Sookhi denting is the solution. The hammer on the inside or use suction and dent comes out. Its a real clean job and costs 200rs.
If you like to spend money go to a authorized service station, they will repaint the fender and make sure it never matches with rest of the car.
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Dry Denting is the only solution but u will have to find an expert for this job.
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Go to your friendly neighbour denter/painter and get dry denting done... I had the dent near the indicator not once but twice and got it removed for less than 150 bucks. They will take the rubber lining under the fender and clip out the indicator, apply some rubbing and some mild shots of their hammer and you wont be able to notice it..
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The neighborhood denter is the best solution....
They have years of expertise on this and have the right set of tools and expertise to do this....

DIY, you'll end up applying too little/too much force without the right tools and would perhaps end up chipping the paint too
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Here are the pics, please help!



the dents are minor

is the dented area repaired
if its not dent you can do a DIY

i think no need for tools when you open it you can just apply a little force and they will come out

have done it many times on my alto( the fenders and the rear hatch)

the sheet is so thin that if anybody leans over it they get dented
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