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Old 2nd December 2007, 11:50   #1
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Default Fixing small dents - a secret that garage owners would not like you to know

I am sharing a secret which garage owners and mechanics would not like anyone to know. Dents on cars can be repaired by rubbing DRY ice on it,just take a slab of dry ice and rub it slowly across the dent the dent automatically gets repaired,there is a science on how this really happens,the size of ice slab depends on the size of the dent,dry ice is the same ice used for storing things it is available with any ice retailer you have to pay money just for the ice and your dent work is done and don't have to go to the garage and pay extra money.Youtube has shown a video to prove this watch it at youtube.com
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Old 3rd December 2007, 01:54   #2
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Interesting!

And for once its one of those "youtube secrets" that actually makes logical sense.

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Very, very interesting. Can you please provide a link to this video??
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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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Interesting, but I'm not sure about its working. Sounds and looks too simple to be true. lol. I should probably try this.
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Hm. Interesting indeed...perhaps Dry ICE's temperatures force the metal to contract, thus "forming" the "deformation", since solid CO2 is cooler than ICE, at minus 78 or 79 degrees or something...

I'd like to see this as well....links, anyone?
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Sounds interesting ! If someone could try it out and let us know how it went, that would be great. Am not able to decipher much from the You Tube clip on this one. If it really does the trick then am sure most of us would be making a beeline for the ice vendor.
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This is a revelation! WoW!
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Checked the first of the clips - didnt really show it was done on metal.

If the paint is damaged (as it is often), this definitely will not help.

But, let's try it out.
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I might be stupid.

But, upon contracting the expanded metal, will the paint be intact? I thought repainting was the main burden associated with dent removal.
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From what I saw on the clip, it appeared that this was carried out on the door of a car. It is true that one cannot adopt this method in cases where the paint has chipped off. However, am sure it will come in real handy (provided it works) in cleaning up minor dents which are too small a reason to go to the paint shop but necessarily an irritant and eyesore.
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well i am ready to try it on my m800 but i doubt if it will affect the paint in anyway, the dent i have on the car has the paint intact!

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well i am ready to tru it on my m800 but doubt if it will affect the paint in anyway, the dent i have on the car has the paint intact!
Then I suppose your car is the right and potential candidate for trying out this exercise. Of course, you also need to be prepared as to what your next steps would be in case the paint is affected. If I were you I would take a chance and try it out since even otherwise the paint would necessarily be affected when the area is tinkered the normal way.
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Interesting. I found some better quality video.



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Did any body tried this ?
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