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How to Fix/Repair Small Dents on Your Car by Yourself

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  1. step : Fixing the Dent (0:20)
    • Clean the area with soapy water
    • If you can reach behind the dent, tap it out with a hammer
    • Apply a little hot glue to a dent puller suction cup
    • Align the dent puller and twist the suction cup to pull the dent out
    • If glue residue remains, carefully scrape it off with rubbing alcohol and a trim tool
    • Polish off any areas with glue residue

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to fix small dents like this one. If you need any parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

All right, first we're going to take some soapy water. Make sure you clean this area. You can watch the whole car, but we're just going to wash this area. I'm going to rinse it. I don't have a hose, so I'm going to rinse it.

If you can access the inside of the panel, like this one, we could get in behind it. We can use a little hammer and try to tap it out. But we're going to try a different approach. We have this tool right here, and we're going to actually take some hot glue. We're going to glue this on and then go like this, and there's a little screw that we tighten. It's going to actually suck the dent right out.

So let's just take a little bit in this glue. I'm not going to cover this entire thing because it's a little ding, so that's good right there. I got to find it. It's right there. They do make different bits for this. You can use a smaller one. All right. Take the tool and get it lined up. I'll tighten this up. Here we go. That looks pretty good. I'll take a little alcohol. Spray that and wipe it off.

So that dent's pretty much gone. I would say it's probably 90% better than it was. It looks pretty good. I can take some Polish and Polish up this area a little bit. So let's try a couple more.

Now we're going to remove this dent. This is a interesting dent. It looks like an L, so it's a little bit of a dent right there. Then it goes this way right down there. So let's take this one out. For this one, I'm going use this overlooking adapter right here because it's a longer dent. So take the glue--more the center right there. Attach it right there. Hold it there and tighten it up.

I'm going to spray a little alcohol on there. Use a scraper. Spray a little more alcohol. There you go. Most of that came out. There's probably a little bit more. I can pull that one more time and then we'll do the bottom part.

Take a little more alcohol. Just wipe it off and it looks pretty good. I'd say that one's about 90%-95% gone. It's a good idea to wax your car after you do this because the alcohol is going to strip the wax off, so either wax that area or wax the rest of your car.

We have a couple of dents in here. Here's a nice 2 x 4 dent right there. It's kind of long.

So if you have any small dents in your vehicle and you want to try to repair them, this is a good way to do it yourself.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Glue
  • Soapy Water
  • Cloth Rags

  • Specialty Tools

  • Dent Puller


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