Got a huge dent? Try this! - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat
GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

Go Back   GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat > GM Technical Discussion and Questions > Detailing & Appearance

Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
SignOfZeta's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default Got a huge dent? Try this!

This is pretty simple, so I'm guessing it'* common knowledge. But if it'* not, you can thank me later.

Well, I got into a nice car accident. Someone was in my blind spot when I changed lanes, so I changed lanes into some girl and her cute friend. (I forgot to ask for their phone numbers.) The damage was minor, so we didn't get the police or our insurance companies involved; we just drove off.

But I was left with my driver'* side rear door partially caved in. I decided to try something to get the door back to its normal shape without paying big bucks to have some professional do it. Here'* what I did.
  1. Get a plunger and something that can form a seal. I used car soap. I think glue would work best provided it won't damage your paint or stick the plunger to your car.
  2. Pour the soap on the door.
  3. Stick the plunger to the door. Try sticking it in the center of the dent, but if it doesn't work, try the edges; trial and error works best. Wherever you stick it, make sure it'* stuck all the way around.
  4. Pull. Don't try to pull the plunger off, but try to pull it as far back as you can.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 as necessary.
  6. Wash the car, since I'm pretty sure you forgot to wash the plunger beforehand... eewww...
That'* right. What body shops charge big money for, I fixed with a plunger. Now, if the ding is smaller than the diameter of the plunger, you won't be able to use this technique. For those, you may want to pick up the Ding King (from which I got this whole plunger idea).

It took me about ten minutes to fix my door. Now all I've got is a tiny ding that'* hardly noticeable, and a good-sized scratch or two. But that'* nothing some paint can't fix.
2007 Pontiac G5
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Stock engine ate transmission.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE - Cammed engine ate transmission.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard to start on 1st try, 2nd try almost always works jschramm 1992-1999 14 07-07-2011 02:23 PM
Dent removal...anyone try this? brianj Detailing & Appearance 2 04-04-2007 09:06 PM
Anyone used a "Pops-a-dent"? dabomb Detailing & Appearance 2 03-16-2004 01:56 PM
got a nice ol' dent on the bonne .. :( BonneAlien General GM Chat 32 12-29-2003 09:34 AM
Hood dent, think its repairable without a new hood? BonneMan95SE 1992-1999 4 12-18-2003 02:39 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.