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  • Anybody with first hand experience with this black magic paintless dent repair?

    Not that I plan on getting a dent in my vehicles....

    But I would not have thought this possible:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7QekDtKac

  • #2
    I've had fair success pushing a few dents out. Some of these guys have some crazy talent like the guy in the video.

    Its mostly about working around the edge of the dent all the time. The two main things, don't crease the metal and don't ruin the paint. haha
    Andy

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    • #3
      I had some minor dents taken out of a car where the paint wasn't damaged and you cannot see where they were. I was not there when he did the work but it looked perfect when he was finished. The guy said most of his work was for auto dealers on new vehicles that arrive with minor dents from shipping. much cheaper than going to a body shop.
      Larry - west coast of Canada

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      • #4
        I had some body work done about two years ago. I asked if the shop used this technique. The lady doing my info taking knew about the technique and knew of a couple of folks locally that did that form of repair where it was appropriate. But they did not have anyone on staff at that point which had the skill. So it's real and it it's out there. And quite likely closer than you think.
        Chilliwack BC, Canada

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        • #5
          I did some minor paintless stuff as needed based on watching some of the videos on YouTube. Mine came out ok. Not perfect, but much better than it was before. I can see where a skilled or determined person could do a nice job as long as the metal isn't crinkled.

          I've seen local ads for dentless repair (in the past) on Craigslist and Facebook market groups.

          Another thing that impressed me was reshaping body plastics like fenders and bumpers on a Jeep JK with hot water.
          Last edited by Bob La Londe; 01-09-2019, 01:22 PM.
          *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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          • #6
            That kids good and deserves allot of credit,,,

            it's amazing to me the holding power of some paint jobs when using the "pull method"

            you know some of these guys have some time invested and all the sudden "plunk" a big patch of paint comes off from the primer lol

            Iv done dozens of paintless repair jobs with mild to medium hail damage, some turned out great and some just passable but all drastically improved -------- one of my favorite tools? the backside of teaspoons and table spoons, also the round head/handle of certain screwdrivers...

            it's a young mans job as i do not have the patients or the strength to reach under a car top or hood at arms length and push dents out...

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            • #7
              There's a local guy who's really good at it. I've seen a bunch of his before and afters and you can't even tell. I wouldn't have anywhere near the patience to do that unless highly medicated (his secret I think). I DID have "luck" with a toilet plunger on a big dent in the rear quarter of one of my cars years ago after a buddy backed into it. It was large enough it would have easily swallowed a can, maybe 2 of bondo to fix, but the plunger sucked it back out except for a tiny little crease you could pick up only if you knew where to look. It's the creases that are the most difficult, but this local guy is even good at those. I've never had nice vehicles so I just drive them with dents. Always been more concerned with function over form. I've also never sold any of my past vehicles for more than scrap value so that should say something, although my current truck might break that streak when I get rid of it soon. It's still nice and worth something lol

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              • #8
                I agree this was pretty amazing workmanship. The skill & patience required are beyond anything I could do. Flat panels with darker paint shades are very tough to get corrected.

                Dan L
                Salem, Oregon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
                  That kids good and deserves allot of credit,,,

                  it's amazing to me the holding power of some paint jobs when using the "pull method"

                  you know some of these guys have some time invested and all the sudden "plunk" a big patch of paint comes off from the primer lol

                  Iv done dozens of paintless repair jobs with mild to medium hail damage, some turned out great and some just passable but all drastically improved -------- one of my favorite tools? the backside of teaspoons and table spoons, also the round head/handle of certain screwdrivers...

                  it's a young mans job as i do not have the patients or the strength to reach under a car top or hood at arms length and push dents out...
                  I can remember that happening brand new Chevy's when you took them to the car wash.

                  JL..................

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                  • #10
                    I do PDR for a living, going on 20 years now. I will say he did a nice job on that. I probably would have passed on that. Theres easier money to be made!

                    Im not sure why he said there was no access from the top and he took all that apart for nothing. Thats how I would have started that and you can see all the holes in the top of the bed, in parts of the video....
                    Feel free to put me on ignore....

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                    • #11
                      A friend visiting with a pickup was complaining about a large dent in a fender. Said he and a friend tried everything
                      to bump it out. I took a look at it, reach inside an access hole, gave it all I had with the heel of my hand one time.
                      Perfect. He said "How'd you do that?" I said want ta see it again? Nooooooooo!!!!
                      Long time metal workers just have a knack for these things.
                      RichD
                      Last edited by livesteam; 01-09-2019, 08:18 PM. Reason: update
                      RichD, Canton, GA

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                      • #12
                        I had a bad dent fixed very quickly for very little money.

                        I had left the oil filler cap on the air cleaner of my F150 when I closed it. When I slammed the hood the second time it latched. When I revved the engine three big bumps magically appeared right in the middle of the hood. Every time I started the car those bumps reminded me of my stupidity and I'd swear just a little.

                        After of few weeks of swearing, I found a paint-less dent repair place. He fixed it while I enjoyed a cup of coffee across the street. When I picked it up I could not tell where the damage had been.

                        I'll use that guy again when the need arises.
                        At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                        Location: SF East Bay.

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