How to Hammer Dents for Car Restoration

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Learn how to hammer dents out of the body when doing body work and restoring a car in this free DIY car-restoration video from our expert mechanic and body shop owner.

Part of the Video Series: Classic Car Restoration: Body Work
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Video Transcript

Now Alex is taking a body hammer and he's bashing away at the rust. We are trying to get to the solid material. So he's beating off some of the rust; cutting away a little bit of it; doing his best to do as little damage to the car as possible, but getting back to good solid metal so that our repair, we can weld it to something solid. We know it's a good long lasting repair. We warranty our work, so we have to stand behind it real well. Anything that gives up when he hits it with that hammer isn't strong enough to be used as repair material. Now he's drawing on there his educated opinion where he thinks the rust is going to be stopped and where he'll have solid metal. And then his next step is to take a metal grinder and cut that away to that point.


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