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Old 06-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #15
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can you explain what in the "light" means please
A regular slide hammer usually has a 5-6lb slide weight on it.
This one is 2-3lbs, shorter, and lighter.

It's also cheaper.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #16
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and what does it look like or where can I buy this type?
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I used a dent puller kit a few years ago and it worked very well. It was called Dent King. Cost about $25. for the whole kit.
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I spent more time today on the dent and I'm calling it quits.
I masked off the dent area and applied some spray can paint stripper to clean the area and get rid of some of the damaged clear coat so I could see the surface better.

It's not perfect, and this picture might make it look better than it does up close and personal. But at the same time it's closer to the level of inspection that one might experience in a casual viewing.

I think I could do better with access to the inside of the skin with a roller or a body hammer and dolly, but that would be such a PITA.

I'm going to move on to the smaller and easier dents next weekend.
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Smile Big dents? Try the vacuum method

I managed to put a large dent in the rear corner of the roof. I used my ladder to do it. What to do?
I got a large lid bigger than the dent. Drilled a hole in it threaded it to receive a small barb fitting to attach the vacuum side of my air compressor. Lined the edge of the lid with closed cell fome strip. Put it over the dent, turned on the compressor and pop the dent was gone well most of it. But it sure looked better than before.
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Did you finish this project?

A couple of years ago I leaned on a friend's Corolla and dented her fender. I bought a dent-popping kit by Simoniz from Autozone and, like dragonhlm on YouTube and many others, I did not accomplish anything. "Doesn't seem to have done anything to the finish, or the dent! Thanks for watching!"

I bought STANLEY GS500 4-Inch Formula II-Super Strength Glue Sticks and pulled the dent, but it flattened the metal where one of the feet was.

I have been trying again with my two Hondas and a dented barbecue lid. Everything went well enough until I broke the pull tab, so I bought a different kit from Harbor Freight, progressed some more, but I broke that pull tab, and one of the feet creased the barbecue lid.

I have tried the included glue sticks, Gorilla Glue (glue sticks), Stanley, two more "super-strength" ones highly rated on Amazon, and one "specifically-designed" for PDR with a four-star rating.

I think I need a hotter gun for that last one, but nothing seems to be working very well.

I am just wondering if anyone has positive experiences. Everyone tells me it is a waste of time and money, but I have made it work to a point.

Thanks! Have a great day!
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