How to Fix a Big Dent in a Car

How to Fix a Big Dent in a Car

Want to learn how to fix a big dent in a car? Watch this video for more PDR tips and tricks for fixing a big dent in a car.

Video Summary

Okay, we’re back and what I’ve been doing here. I’ve just been spending about 15 or 20 minutes. Literally doing this, where you see where those lines come together, that’s a high. It was tight around this back edge. I don’t know if you can see this. Let me go there, we go I’ll, do it through the camera and then right here on this edge, I’m going to have you hey there B over my shoulder or push marks, which we want to avoid. So, I’m literally going to use the back end of orange and I’m going to roll it. We call that the elbow of the tools pan behind feels like middle slowly, I’m not even really pushing I’m just kind of feeling where it is and letting the tool bounce slightly with just with the weight of the handle itself, hardly making any pushes. Now. I’M up in this center here and I’m actually going to make about a two to three pound: push just kind of dropping the tool in there and then set my hand on the handle and letting the weight of my hand just make that slight push because we don’t want any funky pushy marks up here in this corner area, the moves tight area, and if you see that the metal is not moving well, then you know if the metal is not moving and you’re making these slight pushes and it’s just kind of Bouncing but it’s not moving any more you’ll know that there’s still tension there that has to be taken out the harder you push the more those quick marks, they’re just going to show up.

So, I know, there’s obviously tension right here, because it’s real, sharp or maybe it’s pop – I make sure my tool is back out and out of the way before I start tapping you don’t want to tap. Somebody starts the car drives it away, we’re going to print. It’s pretty much very careful want to pull back this stuff and put it back into place, because it’s just a piece of plastic. I don’t want to, you know, bend it or tear it now. I’M going to go right back into here. I think it’s still kind of tight, but I’m going to start at the bottom and I’m going to basically work. I’M going to keep pushing until it moves this time, because I know that I’ve gotten enough of the tension out that I can move the metal without it. Looking super weird and now I’m going to say, I see the top, which needs a little bit more and I’m I back up my cool out, pulled it down and I’m right up here on this top edge.

So, I’ve actually brought it into a gent again and now we’re going back to the front of it and I’m going to go right up to the middle. I’M going to go right down. This line finds my tool, and I know it’s where I want it to be – and I’m going to just keep working down this line, and it’s going to start to look really weird for about 15 or 20 seconds before it all comes together, but like right now It looks wavy, I don’t know, I’m going to see that I can’t see it. No, no try to get we’ve got a little bit finer of an angle on it know he’s here. So, basically, when I give myself a different angle, I can’t in those pockets and see right where I’ve got to go since I kind of flatten these out he just basically away through the middle of them and Louie low air. Here let me work this in the low area and then a little bit up here. This is a large dent guy.

I would spend normally I’d spend about an hour and a half to fix a big dent like this, that I’ve only spent about 15 or 20 minutes. Off-Camera basically doing stuff that looked like nothing kind of the super secrets of the business. But you saw when I when I made the clip that I came back, and it was pretty much the same. But now we’re getting to the dialed-in part. Where we’re going right into the center of these little lines and anywhere that it fattens up, I shrink it and everywhere that it’s tight, I’m going to end up tapping it. It’s looking good through the that area. I’ve got this little low, that’s right down here, but I’m going to just straighten out with about five big, pushes one two, three four five straighten that little guy up and now I’m going to kind of its tighter. It gives you more of an angle and – and it looks like more of a mess.

So, if I can clean this mess up to the point that it’s safe, we’ll pull the board off and it’ll look very, very nice. The difference in making it go from very, very nice to perfect is basically just repeating that process until it’s finer and finer until you basically cannot see the damn sounds common sense, but in practice it’s a just a little bit more fulfilling to get it all. The way out – and that’s the way I like to work – we can be sorry about the sounds there on the street. Now when it comes down to is, I’ve got about a quarter sized ant up top? That definitely is still there that definitely what we’re going to do run this line up the middle of this den and just kind of back and forth it as I go up kind of run it like a printer and I’m, I would say, I’m moving in two To three millimeters every time so large spacing for me, I like to only move in a millimeter, but I’m trying to actually move a lot of the metal with less pushes.

So, I kind of want to space it out, put them out two or three millimeters apart and now I can see, there’s a high ridge, that’s just not letting me move metal. So, what we’re going to do is we’re in a dial into this high ridge again, and you see if I can get a little bit different of an angle on it, your Ridge in back right here, pull this tool out. We are getting down to make a few pushes and then we’ll come back after I make the two pushes here and I’ll show you exactly how it is looking I’m a finite end result but give me a couple of seconds here to really show you how the Top edge of this comes out. We might be able to just finish the dent right now and call it good. Obviously, you guys can tell we’re in a car lot.

So, this is a favorite people to work for in the auto industry and we’re going to give him a really good deal so we’re just saving them from having to go to a body shop and spending the time to make it right but making it perfect. Not would probably take. I would probably spend two to three hours to make this then perfect. What I would call perfect, which is you know, flawless to the point where you can’t really find it now. I’ve got I’d, probably say: I’ve got 15 to 20 minutes of just little back-and-forth pushes on these guys. I’M going to come back and show you the result here in a minute. Thank you, guys, for checking it out and the see in a minute. I hope you enjoyed this video on how to fix a big dent in a car.

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