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Old 04-28-2009, 09:10 PM
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HAs anyone fixed a door ding with cold spray ?

I've heard of dent repair shops using dry ice and/or cold sprays to 'shrink' the dings and pop them out , has anyone ever tried this does it really work ? I have a car I painted a year ago coming back because of a very smal ding on the quarter panel and I was wondering if I could cheat and use this method.

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We have guys around here that do paintless dent repair. Had a couple of parking lot dents taken out of my wifes driver and you can't see where they were. Cost about $125.00 Can. but it was worth it to not have to repaint. Only took the guy about an hour, if that.
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I've done it with some results, never totally got one out. It's the only cold/hot trick that I've ever seen actually work. I did a large area around the dent then used a hot iron with a wet brown paper sack between the iron and paint.
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Check out this thread,
Removing Dents with Dry Ice

and this one too....
Fixing dents with dry ice myth revisited.

HR.com Mythbusters at their best. Cboy even found a way to fix the dents in his dog with dry ice.

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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
HR.com Mythbusters at their best. Cboy even found a way to fix the dents in his dog with dry ice.
Oh man I'd forgotten all about that thread. Thanks for digging it out Mikey.

And for those of you who might not go to the effort to click on the link, here is the Cliff Notes version of how we proved that dent removal with ice works.

First we took my dog, Buster, and created a few strategically located dents using a ball peen hammer.

We then used a very cold object to rub on the dents.

The trick is to rub quite vigoursly in the natural direction of the hair.

And within just minutes...the dents and dings popped right out and Buster was like brand new. The only negative was a massive ice cream headache that Buster complained about for 15 or 20 minutes.

I have to say that prior to doing this little experiment I was quite skeptical about "cold dent removal", but no more. If it worked on Buster, I'm sure it will work on your car.
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