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Old 07-07-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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How should we try to fix a small, shallow dent

Hi Everyone,

While polishing our trailer this week my husband applied a bit too much pressure and caused a 8 inch round, shallow dent in one of the bottom rear curved quarters. The good news is the skin is not creased and the dent is quite shallow (maybe an 1 1/2 inches deep) so we think we'll be able to pull most of it out with a auto dent remover. My questions are what size puller should I purchase and what is the "best" method for actually pulling the dent?

Thanks in advance!

Sorry, no picture because it's raining cats and dogs outside right now and the barn is wicked far down the hill from our house.
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It needs to be smaller than the dent, if it's to big it hard to pull it out. 4" should work I would think.

I tried to pull one with a 6" one and it was to big and wouldn't pull it out but a 4" would...
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It needs to be smaller than the dent, if it's to big it hard to pull it out. 4" should work I would think.

I tried to pull one with a 6" one and it was to big and wouldn't pull it out but a 4" would...
Thanks! I purchased a $6.99 dent puller this evening and after a few attempts at getting it to stick my husband was able to pull the dent out. I'd say it's 99% corrected. Pretty darn good!
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I have successfully used a product called "Pops a Dent" or "Ding King". You can also improvise your own with 2x2 lumber scraps, a glue gun and a hair dryer or heat gun.
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