There’s a motto in life that stuff happens… One of those things is car dents. It’s impossible to avoid getting those dreaded car dents forever. They most often happen in busy parking lots, where other drivers are less-than-conscious (to put it politely) about how far they’ve opened their doors. Sometimes it’s escape-artist carts that run into your car with the help of a gust of wind. Whatever the case may be, they’re unsightly and annoying, especially if your car is otherwise in pristine condition. Here are a few DIY car dent removal tips to help you out if you’re in a pinch.
Disclaimer: Of course we always recommend having the professionals, like those here at Crest Cadillac, take care of fixing dents, and we cannot vouch for any of these more “creative” methods ourselves. But if you’re looking to save a little money and a quick DIY car dent removal, one of these options might work for you. We also need to note that for every person that claims these methods work, there are just as many that say they don’t. We’ll let you be the judge.
Hairdryer and air duster. The key here is to use a hairdryer to heat the dent, then spray the air duster to quickly cool the area. The idea is that the extreme temperature change will allow the dent to pop out.
Dry ice. Many car enthusiasts swear by this little trick. Wearing dry ice gloves, touch a piece of dry ice to the dent several times, until the dent comes out. Do not hold the dry ice on the car consistently, as this may damage the paint.
There’s even more options in the video below as well, those were just two of our favorites.
Before you attempt either of these methods, be sure to do your own research and make sure you’re comfortable with a little bit of experimenting on your beloved ride. If you’re not, stop by Crest Cadillac – we’ll have the dent fixed in no time, with absolutely no risk to your car.
If you’re content with your dent, spruce it up a little with one of these fun ideas from our friends over at The News Wheel!