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Pulling a dent.

So I got in a fight and ended up missing the guy and kicking the side of my truck. Luckily there are no creases.

Do those 20-dollar glue-on and screw pull dent remover things work well?
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glue on?

How big is it?

I was taught by the auto body shop at school a long time ago, with big dents, you can keep hitting the area around it and it will pop back...

I do it everytime i see it on a car at work, i ask the customer how it happend, then pop it back...

Can you get to it from the inside?

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glue on?

How big is it?

I was taught by the auto body shop at school a long time ago, with big dents, you can keep hitting the area around it and it will pop back...

I do it everytime i see it on a car at work, i ask the customer how it happend, then pop it back...

Can you get to it from the inside?

Rocky
Sprayed rubber bedliner, so I can't get to it from the inside.

The area affected is about the size of a sheet of printer paper.
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You can get one of those kits from Eastwood where you spot weld on little studs and use a slide hammer to pull it out. This of course will require repainting the area. The only way I know of is to get at from the back. I've heard only mediocre reviews of those glue on dent pullers, seems like they might work if its in the middle of a large span of thin sheet metal. Just remember not to hit it too hard or you'll go from concave to convex..lol. You may still need filler and paint to get it perfectly smooth too.
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You can get one of those kits from Eastwood where you spot weld on little studs and use a slide hammer to pull it out. This of course will require repainting the area. The only way I know of is to get at from the back. I've heard only mediocre reviews of those glue on dent pullers, seems like they might work if its in the middle of a large span of thin sheet metal. Just remember not to hit it too hard or you'll go from concave to convex..lol. You may still need filler and paint to get it perfectly smooth too.
If I use the glue n pull method, would Isoprophenoyl (spelling?) be appropriate to remove the excess glue?
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I've never tried the glue n pull method, so I'm not sure. You could always give a toilet plunger a shot, what the heck.
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I have seen toilet plungers sort of work on certain occasions, but usually they cause more damage than they fix. The pops-a-dent things work if it's the correct size dent, and yours sounds to big. They just glue on with hot glue, so it peels right off, don't use chemicals on it. If it works, go for it.
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Never tried this but I think it is worth a shot:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...al&vt=lf&hl=en
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yah always wanted to know if turning the compressed air dusters upside down acually does remove it
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it doesn't.
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no it doesnt work ive tried several times and used both dry ice and duster, it just doesnt work.
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show some pics it would help us to give you some suggestions, pics would really help
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