There are three certain things in life – death, tax, and car dent. Even when you’re the most careful driver in the world, you can’t always prepare for runaway shopping carts, stray footballs, and other unexpected life annoyances. This is why, if you’re the kind who always want his ride good looking, memorize these quick methods to deal with car dents without ruining your car paint.
Use Boiling Water
Believe it or not, sometimes, all you need is a pot full of boiling water. This works best for plastic bumpers. The heat will loosen the plastic and allow you to push the plastic back easily in shape to reverse the dent. To do this, just pour boiling water on the dent and then reach behind the bumper and try to pop the dent back out. Work quickly because the heat will not last very long. So, if possible keep pouring boiling water on the surface until you’re done.
Hair dryer to the rescue
An alternative to boiling water is hair dryer. To start off, heat the dent with the dryer at its highest temp. The heat will expand the plastic of the car and make it flexible. As soon as the dented part is heated, grab a can of compressed air begin and spraying the area. The cold air will cause the plastic to contract, popping out the dent as a result.
While mainly used for cooling stuff, dry ice is perfect for fixing a small dent. It is very easy to use and fast to deliver results. Simply rub the ice on the car dent until you hear it pop back into place. Make sure to wear gloves as you do so to keep the ice from burning your hand. For effective result, try heating the dent with a hairdryer first before applying the dry ice.