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12-10-2007 06:51 PM
Jon Is there interest in wiki'ing this?

IMO, the possibility of potentially "reducing" a dent with cold/hot temperature variations (the "cold" being supplied by the dry ice) likely led to the urban legend that: "Dry ice can be used to perfectly 'pop out' dents". The web is fertile ground for cultivating such 1% truths.

302 Z28 brought up the web-famous "6 volt battery" issue. We see a lot of those similarly-themed "secret tips".

This is discussed in the Snopes forums, but is not officially covered. I bet if we debunked it in an article, it would be well-received.

Someone (not me, but another person) could have a lot of fun remixing some of those "dry ice magic dent removal" videos.
12-10-2007 09:12 AM
tinman386 Putting dry ice in a soda bottle with water and capping it tightly is alot of fun too The temp of the water determines how long it takes to go kablam. The colder the water the slower thus the warmer the water the faster you have to run.

The stunt you have just read about was conducted by trained idot so please dont try this at home. hehe
12-09-2007 08:19 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
for a safe gieser get you some mentos and coca~cola
Shane
Now that we have done and had a ball!

Brian
12-09-2007 08:03 PM
Chevrolet4x4s
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Shane, another forum member sent me a PM with a very genuine warning about making "harmless" little bombs with dry ice. You can believe me, I will NOT be messing with that stuff!

My experiments with that stuff are done.

Brian
In this day of rediculous warnings who'dathunkit ..........for a safe gieser get you some mentos and coca~cola
Shane
12-08-2007 10:53 PM
MARTINSR Shane, another forum member sent me a PM with a very genuine warning about making "harmless" little bombs with dry ice. You can believe me, I will NOT be messing with that stuff!

My experiments with that stuff are done.

Brian
12-08-2007 07:32 PM
Chevrolet4x4s
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
.... When I was reading the warnings and uses on the bag I got to the part that said "Dry ice creates Carbon Dioxide and should never be put in a closed container or explosion may result" We looked at each other and said at the same time "You want to try that?" ......
Case in Point

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vECyxPnANhw&feature=related

Shane
12-08-2007 08:28 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by birdguy
I have heard from many reliable sources that beer can actually be used to shrink small dents, and sometimes cause them to disappear completely. Yes, it may be hard to believe, but it's true. First, use the dry ice that didn't remove the dent in the earlier experiment to chill 2-3 six-packs of your favorite brand of beer (although any brand will work). If you drink one six-pack, the dent will appear to be less noticable. A second six-pack will make it difficult to find the dent, and a third will usually cause the dent to disappear completely.

I am betting there are at least a couple of guys who can't wait to try this experiment.

LOLOL, yep, I'll bet it does work!

It's funny you should say this because I was going to write in this last "revisited, revisited" that ANYTHING will shrink the metal once it is heated. It certainly isn't only the mythical dry ice. If you heated the metal and poured water, Diet Coke, Beer, Wine, or just about anything else on there the metal will shrink. But if you consume the water or Diet Coke it will not make it disappear like the Beer or Wine.

Brian

Brian
12-08-2007 07:30 AM
birdguy I have heard from many reliable sources that beer can actually be used to shrink small dents, and sometimes cause them to disappear completely. Yes, it may be hard to believe, but it's true. First, use the dry ice that didn't remove the dent in the earlier experiment to chill 2-3 six-packs of your favorite brand of beer (although any brand will work). If you drink one six-pack, the dent will appear to be less noticable. A second six-pack will make it difficult to find the dent, and a third will usually cause the dent to disappear completely.

I am betting there are at least a couple of guys who can't wait to try this experiment.
12-08-2007 06:39 AM
cboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
"Dry ice creates Carbon Dioxide and should never be put in a closed container or explosion may result" We looked at each other and said at the same time "You want to try that?"

Priceless. You've renewed my faith in the "guyness" of guys.
12-07-2007 09:52 PM
MARTINSR Dry ice myth revisited, revisited. Ok, I got all kinds of suggestions on heating before cooling so here goes. First off, that is not the myth. It is no myth that if you heat something and then cool it rapidly it will contract (shrink). That is hundreds (or thousands) year old elementary science stuff. If you heat metal and then cool it with dry ice, compressed air, water, what ever, it is going to shrink it. Nothing earth shattering there. This dry ice myth that I visited is that dry ice is some how the magic holy grail of body repair that is only known by the experts and all the others are left to fumble around with those clumsy hammers and dollies and paint guns and all. The real pros don’t need any of that flibity flew. They just rub it with dry ice and like magic, the dents disappear.
http://www.freevidbox.com/user/?vid=60&sort=date&page=1

I figured that I would try heating the back of the dent I tried the other day. That way the ice would be in contact with the dent instead of the dent being blow the ice. I heated it up with an industrial heat gun (this will get it hot enough to burn the paint).



Then rubbed the dry ice on it…..


Here’s the other side…


I then put a much larger, gentler dent on the fender with a rubber mallet and heated it.


I rubbed it with the ice and it did “pop” like an oil can. But all it really did was to pop out the deeper, larger dent that the heat had created.


Here is the final results, NOTHING. This is a hoax, it is a sham, it is a joke. There is NO TRUTH WHAT SO EVER in the dry ice myth.



However, the dry ice was a huge success in another experiment. That being can it make a 10 year old boy happy. That it did, he filled a bucket and put the stuff in making fog and blowing it and all kinds of stuff. When I was reading the warnings and uses on the bag I got to the part that said "Dry ice creates Carbon Dioxide and should never be put in a closed container or explosion may result" We looked at each other and said at the same time "You want to try that?" We put it in a tupperware bowl and it blew off the lid. We then put it in an old coffee creamer container and it blew open the lid sending an aerosol can cap up in the air!

And yes, it will keep your beer cold in the garage while making a cool fog cloud.
12-07-2007 08:26 PM
Chevrolet4x4s
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Originally Posted by Bryan59EC
.........
Bryan<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>had a bad day (in Greensboro NC )
Here you go Bryan http://www.geocities.com/pianoladyna...kToMeTexas.wav
Whole bunch more goodens here
Shane
12-07-2007 07:59 PM
Bryan59EC
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
No big deal, it's all pokin fun at the stupid Myth anyway. It isn't like this was a ground breaking instructional piece.

Brian
You guys have brightened MY day with this last page

Mikey, Dewey, and Harry when he shows, ALWAYS make a drifting thread fun

Bryan<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>had a bad day (in Greensboro NC )
12-07-2007 10:34 AM
jcclark Brian, you are the long post master, maybe cotroversal posts too!
My hat's off to you bro!!!

Keep em' comming
12-07-2007 07:55 AM
MARTINSR No big deal, it's all pokin fun at the stupid Myth anyway. It isn't like this was a ground breaking instructional piece.

Brian
12-07-2007 07:06 AM
cboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Ok, Ok I get it Mikey, "RESPONSIBLE".
Brian, sorry for mangling up your thread and getting so far off topic. Mikey and I, along with Myth American, are totally resposable.
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