Accidents happen, and they don’t tell us when they will occur so we may get prepared. No matter how much of a careful driver you are, something will always come up.
When a situation like this happens, you will either need to fix your car yourself or bring it in for repair.
To fix your car in case of a dent, you will need a dent repair kit and other tools required for repair.
You also need to know how to go about fixing the dent. A manual with proper instruction may come in handy in this situation.
Below we are going to discuss 4 easy ways that will take you through minor
car dent repair.
1. Hair drier and ice/compressed air
If you have a hair drier in your house, fixing minor dents should not be a problem. Start by heating the dented area with the hair drier at maximum temperature. This will make the plastic material to expand.
When it is hot enough, place aluminum foil on the dent. Make sure you wear protective gloves to avoid injuring yourself. Rub ice over the aluminum foil cover.
Alternatively, you can use liquid compressed air instead of ice. This is to make the material contract due to the change in temperature, making the dent to pop out.
2. A plunger
Cup plungers are not only used in the kitchen but can also be helpful to get rid of minor dents.
Splash water on the plunger and the dent, then pull and push to make it pop out.
3. Boiling water
This works well on the plastic bumper dent. Pour hot water on the dented area to make the plastic a little more flexible, then rich behind the bumper, and pop the dent.
4. Vacuum cleaner
With the right amount of power, suction could help sort out minor dents. Get a bucket and make a small hole at the bottom. Put the bucket over the dent and the vacuum cleaner tube over the hole you made. Turn on the vacuum cleaner until the dent pops.