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I'm going to try this on my wife's old civic, then try it on mine lol. Anyone ever tried this? Supposedly it works on larger dents, with no creases on them of course.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/501379/remove_car_dent_with_airduster/


Edit: Repost, but I noticed in all of the other threads, no one has actually done it themselves. So has anyone tried it? Don't want to waste my time if it doesn't work.
 
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I'm going to try this on my wife's old civic, then try it on mine lol. Anyone ever tried this? Supposedly it works on larger dents, with no creases on them of course.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/501379/remove_car_dent_with_airduster/


Edit: Repost, but I noticed in all of the other threads, no one has actually done it themselves. So has anyone tried it? Don't want to waste my time if it doesn't work.
I tried it and it did nothing. Wasted three cans of air, too.
 

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I'm going to try this on my wife's old civic, then try it on mine lol. Anyone ever tried this? Supposedly it works on larger dents, with no creases on them of course.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/501379/remove_car_dent_with_airduster/


Edit: Repost, but I noticed in all of the other threads, no one has actually done it themselves. So has anyone tried it? Don't want to waste my time if it doesn't work.
I tried it and it did nothing. Wasted three cans of air, too.
Hmm, thanks I might end up just going to a paintless dent removal shop.
 

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sorry ts. i dont mean to thread jack, but i felt like my question wasnt worth making a whole new thread for.

heres a picture of my dent.. do you guys think pdr can get it out, or will i have to go to a body shop to get it fixed. i was already quoted about 500 to fix it at one body shop. it wasnt an official quote or anything because i just asked since i was there for something else.

i really just want the majority of the dent to come out. it's so noticeable...

 

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Use actual dry ice. it's not as expensive. The entire process is a long one though so be ready to spend your weekends working on the dent. I have that ran from the top of my driver side fender by the hood down to the wheel area. I spent two days a week about 4hrs each day working on that damn dent.

So after sweating it out under the sun this summer and fighting with a dent that was deep enough that I could stick about half of the last digit on my pinky finger in it's almost gone now. You can only see what's left of the dent at certain angles or when you slide your hand across it.

I've cut back on working on it since it's fall now. I'm hoping the cold weather might help correct the dent in the metal. I was quoted 600 to get it fixed by the body shop. So far I've spent 175, and still have more to go...but not much. It works, just takes a long time.

Also if you do use this method, when the metal starts to "scream" or make noise it's back to it's original shape or your not hitting the dent with the cold treatment. Also heating the dent up with a hair dryer(NOT A HEAT GUN) before using the dry ice will help speed up the process.
 

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I have seen what PDR shops can do and I would say they could get that dent 100%. I wouldn't really risk doing a DIY on a dent like that. You could end up damaging the paint and still having to get a shop to fix it. I have had really good luck with all my cars at PDR shops.
 

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I have seen what PDR shops can do and I would say they could get that dent 100%. I wouldn't really risk doing a DIY on a dent like that. You could end up damaging the paint and still having to get a shop to fix it. I have had really good luck with all my cars at PDR shops.
are you talking about my dent? cuz i tried to get an online quote from a local shop and sent the guys that same exact picture and the guy called me up and told me that he would most likely not be able to get it out... although, the real question i have is whether they would be able to get it out at least like 75%. i would pay full price if they could do it to 75%
 

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I just tried this, very dissapointed. I have a dent on my door thats been bothering me for ages. It's not a sharp dent, more of a dull long dent, but not very deep.

Anyway, long story short, I wasted $5 on an air duster which i really needed for gas at the moment lol.
 

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sorry ts. i dont mean to thread jack, but i felt like my question wasnt worth making a whole new thread for.

heres a picture of my dent.. do you guys think pdr can get it out, or will i have to go to a body shop to get it fixed. i was already quoted about 500 to fix it at one body shop. it wasnt an official quote or anything because i just asked since i was there for something else.

i really just want the majority of the dent to come out. it's so noticeable...

I have a dent in the same general area, on my passengers side. Been to two PDR shops, they can't get back behind the panel there with the wheel well in the way, which is why they can't fix that area.
 

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sorry ts. i dont mean to thread jack, but i felt like my question wasnt worth making a whole new thread for.

heres a picture of my dent.. do you guys think pdr can get it out, or will i have to go to a body shop to get it fixed. i was already quoted about 500 to fix it at one body shop. it wasnt an official quote or anything because i just asked since i was there for something else.

i really just want the majority of the dent to come out. it's so noticeable...

Your dent has a crease. Even if the can air thing did work, the crease would still show. IMO, find a good reputable shop. May be a little more costly but, you'll know at the end of the day that it's been fixed right. Just my opinion though. Good luck!
 
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