Originally Posted by KenCam
I saw a video the other day of a guy taking small dents out with dry ice. I've been itching to try it. He said that the dents have to be fairly new for it to work. Could be BS but who knows.
It was bs, there are some SUPER gentle "dents" that will come out with some heat. But most dents have some "brow" or crease that is HOLDING the metal in, no application of simple heat is going to do it.
However, if this is a late model car with nice paint on it, one of the "paintless dent" repair guys can work miracles. But they push it out from the back. There are kits where you glue a little stud onto the panel and then pull the ding out with a "Bridge" that goes over the stud and you screw a wing nut onto it, then tighten. It actually works pretty neat and we had a guy at work (he has left the shop) who had gotten pretty good at it.