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Pretribrapper
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Remove dents

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I brilliantly drove into my garage with my mountain bike up top... now I have four dents and a little messed up paint. Want to get dents out but dont know what is best DIY. I have heard suction cup kits, slide hammers with glue tips, all sorts. Any good suggestions
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Re: Remove dents

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try using a blowdryer or heat gun to heat it up and then rub over it with ice cubes. or a can of compressed air (upside down) to freeze it.
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Park the car outside the entire summer.
The heat from the sun will bake the sheet metal and most of these will pop back out.
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Re: Remove dents

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Volvos are tough metal. My body man says they are the worst to work on because they are the best for safety. That said I think the solution would be paintless dent repair. Dropping the headliner should give access to the dented areas and a good PDR person can make those look pretty much like new.

Because the metal is premium quality - little tricks that work on lesser cars most likely will not work. I suppose you can try, but I have a dent on my XC90 hood and it has not changed at all. It needs to be worked out physically - for me it is not worth it - but my body man says his PDR man can do it for $150 no problem.
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