Got To Have a Dent Puller
aware of the differences between a crash and a dent. A crash involves severe
force and the impact can torque and/or bend the vehicle’s frame. A dent
involves very little force. If there is creasing in the metal or the
underlying supporting structures are affected then seek a professional body
shop. Or, if you do have the necessary knowledge you can undertake the
endeavor using a wide assortment of body repair tools
back-up into the light pole can be fixed before anyone else even knows about
it. The body shop can now come to you. Paint less and non-invasive methods
are available for the do it yourselfer.
ranging in size from a few centimeters to 3 or 4 inches can be removed is a
span of about 15 minutes. If you do it correctly, there is usually little to
no evidence of dent repair left behind.
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One size does not fit all.
Paintless dent removal is not the cure all for every dent. There are a
number of different factors that restrict this particular technique. One
concern is how much of the Cadillac’s metal was stretched on impact. Pulling
on already stretched metal can make matters worse by furthering distortion
which in turn leads to paint problems.
there is the condition of the paint which has to be considered. This type of
repair should only be performed on vehicles with OEM paint. If your Cadillac
has been repainted, or the dented area has previously been repainted, then
seek an alternative form of repair. Aftermarket paint will tear right away
from the Cadillac.
Removing the dent from your Cadillac.
Dent Out Paintless Dent
are designed to provide an effective and easy means of removing a dent.
There are different kits designed for different sized dents and degrees.
are the basic steps to fixing a dent. They will show you just how easy it
Attempt to bring your Cadillac’s external temperature to between 55 and 90
degree Fahrenheit. Use the yellow glue sticks for cool weather 55-75 and
red for warm 55-75. The adhesive can become extremely hot in excess of 300
degrees. Severe burns may occur if the glue comes in contact with your
skin. The use of
protective gloves is highly recommended.
Give your Cadillac a thorough washing and remove any surface dirt and wax
in the immediate area with
Clean the area of the dent with the supplied release agent using a lint
free cloth. Then clean the surface of the tab with the supplied release
agent as well. (Caution: the release agent is flammable – do not smoke)
Apply the hot adhesive to the tab. Be Careful not to apply too much as any
drips may cause severe burns.
Either visually judge or measure the center of the dent. Use a dry eraser
marker to mark the center. Place the tab softly on the center of the dent
and hold in place for 10 seconds. Allow to cure 2 to 3 minutes. (DO NOT
push the tab firmly against the dent! The more adhesive kept between the
tab and the dent the more strength it will have.)
slide hammer to the tab and gently drag the weight to the end of the shaft. Slowly
increase the force of each blow until the desired result is achieved.
remove the adhesive and the tab, simply apply 1-2 drops of the release
agent to the adhesive and peel it off.
Occasionally a high spot will occur. To level the spot use a
rubber hammer and the supplied finishing tool and lightly tap
the high spot until it is level with the surrounding surface.
Repeat steps 3-8 until the desired results have been achieved.
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