How to Fix a Dent on a Car

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Nobody likes dents and they're costly to fix when you take them to an auto body shop. However, a small dent can be pulled out with little difficulty. Here are a few do it yourself tips to get dents out of your ride.

Difficulty:
Moderate

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Dent Pulling Tool
  • Body Compounds
  • Variable-speed Drills
  • Touch-up Paints
  • Putty Knives
  • Dollies
  • Body Hammers
    • 1

      Drill a hole in the center of the dent.

    • 2

      Insert a dent pulling tool in the hole.

    • 3

      Pull on the tool until the dent pops out or appears flat.

    • 4

      Remove the dent pulling tool.

    • 5

      Crawl under the car with a metalworking hammer and a dolly (see Glossary).

    • 6

      Bang out the back of the dent carefully until smooth.

    • 7

      Fill the hole with body filler.

    • 8

      Cover the area with touch-up paint.

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