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Old 12-05-2007, 11:29 PM
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Fixing dents with dry ice myth revisited.

Well, we have seen it, all the videos on youtube and what not showing someone rubbing a chunk of dry ice on a dent and it comes right out. I have seen it posted on a number of forums, big dents, small dents, they come out like magic. I picked up some dry ice today and put it to the test. First off guys, this is real easy to do. If you challenge my findings, go do it yourself. The dry ice I used today was picked up at the supermarket. I went to a west coast chain called Safeway. But I assume if it was that easy, you can find it at the supermarket where you shop. I bought a half pound of dry ice for a whopping 59 cents!

First test was on a dent on my wifeís family truckster, our Windstar. I rubbed the dent with the ice for a minute or two, nothing, zero.



Ok, maybe the metal is too thick, or it is that darn American car metal that is programmed not to self heal when exposed to dry ice so you have to take it back to the dealer to repair, beastards!

I then grabbed a test fender I keep out in the back yard for stuff like this. Itís off a 2006 Toyota Prius. It is much thinner, maybe that will do it. The cars you always see being fixed in the videos are later model, maybe that is it.

So I took my ball peen hammer and put a mild dent in the Prius fender.


I rubbed the ice on it for about three minutes or more.

Nothing, zip, zero, no change what so ever in the dent (or was it a ding?).

So, I put the ice on top of the dent and just left it there for about thirty minutes.


After the thirty minutes, here are the results..


In my opinion this repairing dents with dry ice is a hoax, a sham. What would be the purpose to take the time to create something a video or what ever like this I donít know. I actually had an idea of how it is done and that being that the thing is shown in reverse and the dent is put in after the ice is rubbed on the metal. Shown in reverse it looks like the dent is fixed, that is just an idea. It also MAY work under some other circumstances than I had. What those circumstances are, I donít know and I truly believe it is a impossible and I am only being PC with the notion that it is still possible.

As far as I am concerned, this myth isÖ


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Old 12-06-2007, 04:49 AM
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Thanks Brian that's a cool test.I figured if any body can pull it off its you.
I am thinking about how many burns people get from trying this idea...
Great thread...........
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:10 AM
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I don't think you used the dry ice correctly, you need to gently beat the dent out from the backside with that block of ice, then maybe it will work.
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The planets need to be in allignment.
(Brian, you should know that)
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:05 AM
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I don't think you used the dry ice correctly, you need to gently beat the dent out from the backside with that block of ice, then maybe it will work.
LOLOLOLOLOL, you make me Raff all night long!

Jim, maybe MORE planets need to be aligned?

But heah guys, my son had fun putting some chunks in water.

Kruzer, is that another myth? My son was thinking if you just touch it you would get burnt like it is red hot metal or something. Well, we both touched the stuff and it didn't do a thing. If you held it in your hands maybe, I didn't try that.

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Old 12-06-2007, 08:06 AM
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Darn,

There goes my next big money making venture-PDRWDI (Paintless Dent Removal With Dry Ice)-let's see, whats next-how about the $99 Paint Job? -

Glad to see another myth debunked-thanks Brian!
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Youtube has given all sorts of people reasons to do all sorts of things. Case in point is the 6 volt lantern battery hoax. We are to believe that if you disassemble a 6 volt lantern battery you will find 32 AA batteries. Save a ton on batteries ....yea right . A funny counter video to that hoax is a guy who takes the top off a 6 volt lantern battery and dumps out a pile of AA's, 9 volt, C's, and a few rechargeable's.

The there is the other hoax video of using Mountain Dew, and baking soda to make Mountain Dew glow like a glow stick.

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I'm afraid I have some rather conclusive evidence to prove you wrong Brian. Dry ice works miracles. And here's the scientific evidence.

Following your testing parameters I too used a ball peen hammer to make a few rather large dents. I didn't happen to have a Prius fender to duplicate your experiment in exact detail, but I was able to locate my dog Buster's forehead to use as a comparable substitute. The results are shown in picture # 1.



I then bought $0.59 worth of dry ice (exactly as you did) and gently applied it to the dent for about 30 seconds. And here are the results.



Now I just need to do a little touching up with some Rustoleum and foam roller and he'll be as good a show dog as he ever was.

(Helpful Hint: I think the secret for using dry ice is to rub WITH the hair, not AGAINST the hair.)
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I'm afraid I have some rather conclusive evidence to prove you wrong Brian. Dry ice works miracles. And here's the scientific evidence.

Following your testing parameters I too used a ball peen hammer to make a few rather large dents. I didn't happen to have a Prius fender to duplicate your experiment in exact detail, but I was able to locate my dog Buster's forehead to use as a comparable substitute. The results are shown in picture # 1.



I then bought $0.59 worth of dry ice (exactly as you did) and gently applied it to the dent for about 30 seconds. And here are the results.



Now I just need to do a little touching up with some Rustoleum and foam roller and he'll be as good a show dog as he ever was.

(Helpful Hint: I think the secret for using dry ice is to rub WITH the hair, not AGAINST the hair.)

This one killed me.
Need a kleenex from laffin so hard......
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Me too, classic.

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It appears SOME of you are not taking this breakthrough in body repair seriously...not to mention my scientific methods to PROVE that it works. So for you doubting dougheads out there (yeah, that's you 79C10, 35Window, and Vince)...here's an actual picture of the ice being applied.

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I am glad you confirmed the myth. You should be on the funnest show on tv with them two special effects guys.
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seriously.......................has somebody been spiking your Cider?
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