IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Remove dents

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo XC90s. The XC90 proved to be very popular, and very good for Volvo's sales numbers, since its introduction in model year 2003 (North America).
Pretribrapper
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:51 am
Year and Model: 2011 XC90 V8
Location: Wisconsin
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
Pretribrapper

Remove dents

Post by Pretribrapper » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:15 pm

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
20190726_161025.jpg
20190726_161025.jpg
?
20190726_161021.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



Masscomguru
Posts: 96
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:41 am
Year and Model: 2008 XC90
Location: Massachusetts
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 9 times
Masscomguru

Re: Remove dents

Post by Masscomguru » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:44 pm

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.
These users thanked the author Masscomguru for the post:
Pretribrapper



cn90
Posts: 6452
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 85 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: Remove dents

Post by cn90 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:58 pm

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.


2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

User avatar
SuperHerman
Posts: 1184
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Year and Model: 2004 & 2016 XC90
Location: Minnesota
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 108 times
United States of America
SuperHerman

Re: Remove dents

Post by SuperHerman » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:10 pm

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.
These users thanked the author SuperHerman for the post:
Pretribrapper



Post Reply