Originally Posted by Foiled Again
Turning dings into bulges - seems like it would be a good idea to work with some practice metal several times - and only after a good amount of practice move onto pushing out real dents.
The old carpenter's saw "Measure once, cut twice. Measure twice, cut once." is the opposite of what needs to be done when working on dents.
"Under-correct, try again, Over-correct, CRY again! might fit the bill a lot better. Thanks for the thoughts. Was it Overlander63 who used an under-inflated basketball to push out some dents with great success?
The front and rear shells since 1969, use soft metal, except under the front and rear windows.
Dents in the front and rear shell metal panels usually stretch the metal.
Trying to flatten that type of dent, is usually impossible.
Stretched aluminum, cannot be shrunk back to it's original shape.