Dent Removal Technique

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by Rudd » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:59 pm

its frozen CO2

hence the instant solid to gas reaction when heated.

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by peddy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Thank you for your enquiry.

We supply dry ice for domestic use, provided that the delivery is within Central London, and the cost is £35.00, plus VAT (£40.25), for a quantity of 10kg. This price includes delivery.

We supply the smaller quantity of 5kg for collection only, this amount costs £20.00, plus VAT (£23.00).

Dry Ice is supplied in individually wrapped 1kg slices, or you can request that we crush it into pellets for you.

It is quite difficult to advise on how to use dry ice, as you really need to experiment with it personally.

Generally, you get a bigger effect depending on the temperature of the water that you add it to. The hotter the water is, the more ‘smoke’ will be created and the dry ice will sublimate or evaporate quicker.

Dry ice cannot be stored, as it is -80 degrees, therefore you need to obtain it close to the time that it is to be used.

I shall attach an information sheet for you on the safe handling of dry ice.

Please do not hesitate to get back to me, should you require any further information or to place an order. We require a 1 hour delivery window, i.e. 2-3pm.

Many thanks.


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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by MarkC » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:53 pm

This one with compressed air; http://www.autoblog.com/2007/05/29/vide ... essed-air/

Is this the same compressed air you can buy at computer stores? I wouldn't think such a cold spray would be used to clean computer keyboards etc. Perhaps it's only cold when held upside down and sprayed (?).

I have some small C0 cylinders used to air up motorbike tyres, perhaps aiming one of these at a heated (with hair dryer) dent would work the same.

The Zed has two small dents near the fuel filler, been there for more than 5 years, wonder if this trick would still work.

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by peddy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:47 pm

looks good, but one thing i found strange was the fact that the panel he was working on was very flimsy. if you look at it again you can see it go inwards when he is wiping it off at the end.

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by klarky » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:43 pm

id imagine on thin metals it would work, but maybe not on quality european cars, id be doubtful on a bmw, and obviously plastic panels it will never work on, but hey for a few quid its worth a shot

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by MikeS » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:15 pm

What we need is someone to give all of this a test to see if it does work. Anyone out there with a few dents fancy giving it a try? :)
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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by sk93 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:42 pm

MikeS wrote:What we need is someone to give all of this a test to see if it does work. Anyone out there with a few dents fancy giving it a try? :)
i've got a very small dink in the passenger door (damn girlfriends!), so if I can find a can of liquid CO2 this weekend, I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by swanna » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:59 am

An alternative to dry ice is to use a can of compressed air held upside down. You can buy them at hobby shops. The dent needs to be warmed up with a hair drier first and then the area given a good 10 second blast at close range. You will see an ice layer form and when the ice dissappears, the dent will too. There are videos on youtube . Hope this helps.

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by Wildfire » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:57 am

I think they are referring to frozen CO2. When I did stage effects and I used it to make the fog that rolls over the floor.

Probably won't work on my bike fuel tank :(
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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by BeemerMad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:08 pm

Hasnt this been proven it is total bull cr@p!

It has been mentioned on another forum as well as when the car is in the sun the panel will warm up and the dent would reapear?

Plenty of other clips on the internet trying this and none of them succeed!

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by inkey$ » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:00 pm

The upside-down compressed air onto localised heated dent I've seen before and seems easy enough.
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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by BeemerMad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:52 pm

inkey$ wrote:The upside-down compressed air onto localised heated dent I've seen before and seems easy enough.
Have you seen it in person?

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by inkey$ » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:55 pm

Only online but seems simplest.
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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by BeemerMad » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:50 pm

To be honest both methods have came up as no good. As there are numerous bideos of people trying both ways to no success. Whilst attempting them on the smallest of dents. Looks good though and the idea is plausible to a degree!

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Re: Dent Removal Technique

Post by SamUK » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:03 am

So, anyone tried this?

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