You care for your car in different ways, like cleaning it or taking it to your auto care specialist when necessary. But life is full of surprises, and your car might suffer a blow to the bumper or its body, leaving you with an unsightly dent. The following guide will help you take care of surface dents.
Remove Dents From The Body
Consider the following simple methods:
One of the easiest ways to get surface dents out of your car is to use a cup plunger. All you have to do is put a little water on the dent, and use the suction power of the plunger to pull out the dent. Try to put some petroleum jelly around the edge of the plunger if you are having trouble getting a good grip on the dent.
The Hair Dryer Trick
Another option you have available to you is using a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. The key to this method is the rapid change between hot and cold. This change will make your vehicle's body material contract and expand, forcing it to pop the dent right out. To try this, just turn your dryer (or any portable heater) on full blast until the dented area is as hot as it can get. You want to remove the dryer, and spray your compressed air (upside down) over the dent, which may fix the dent.
You can also tape aluminum foil over the dent, and use a flame to heat up the area if you do not have a hair dryer, which should do the trick as well.
Remove Dents From The Bumper
Your bumper is slightly different from the rest of your car, as it is made to resist blows; so you have to approach the issue a bit differently. Consider the following:
For this trick, you will need to remove the bumper from its place, and boil some water. Pour the boiling water over the dent from the outside, and try to push the dent from the inside, out. The heat should have made the material on your bumper a little more flexible. Pour cold water over the bumper to set it in place when you are done.
There you have it, a few ways to remove surface dents from your vehicle; just as long as you remember that these solutions are meant to deal with surface dents. Severe dents will need to be taken care of by a specialist of auto collision repair.