Car Dent Repair
How to Repair Dents and Chips in Your Car
There are some things that can easily ruin the looks of a gorgeous car, one of which is a car dent or chip. Regardless of where the dent came from, having car dents or chips is simply unacceptable since they are a tedious thing to work on and getting dent/chip repairs done at local body shops could give you another huge dent – in your wallet!
Fortunately, drivers nowadays who suffer from car dents or chips can easily avail from certain car dent/chip repairs at a minimum cost. Not every single car dent/chip repair can be done from home, of course, but there is no harm in trying if it is going to save you a shedload of money.
Several items will be needed before you attempt to tackle these car dent/chip repairs on your own. Several car dent/chip repair kits are available in today’s market, which include all of the things you would need for car dent/chip repairs. A lot of these kits make use of suction cups and similar tools, giving you the added benefit of not having to drill holes into the finish of your car to repair a dent/chip.
Other things that you will definitely need for this task include: a dent pulling tool, a dolly, spary paint primer and spray pain, and a metal-working hammer.
Find the very middle of the dent/chip and drill a hole into it. Then, thread the dent-pulling tool into this brand new hole and pull on it once it is in place in order to either flatten out the dent/chip or completely pull it out. The front of the dent/cheap needs to be carefully hammered with the metal-working hammer while the dolly is strongly held behind the back of it. You might need to get under the car or open its trunk or hood, in order to reach for the back of the dent.
To grind the paint right into the naked metal, make use of a medium-grit disk that is mounted onto a drill. After doing so, extend the area to around an inch around the dent/chip itself. Then, fill out this whole area with top quality body filler and wait for it to completely dry. Then you can use sandpaper to sand the area; make sure this is wrapped around a block of wood. Use a 36-grit sandpaper when you start sanding and work it up to sandpaper of 120-grit as you go along.
To prime the area, make use of a spray primer that is specifically made for the use on automobiles. You will need around six coats of primer and each coat needs to be completely dry before the next coat is sprayed on. Once this is done, use a 600-grit dry and wet sandpaper to sand the primer and help get rid of any exiting scratches. Afterwards, the area should be completely touched up with matching car paint. If the paint remains to be unsmooth, just keep sanding and re-painting until you reach your desired smooth area.