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Anyone removed a dent with an Air Duster?

I have a small ding near my driver door handle.

I saw a cool video from youtube on removing a dent using an air duster.

The presenter heated the spot with a blow dryer for 30 secs to a minute. Then he turned a CO2 air duster can upside down and immediately sprayed the heated area. Within seconds, the dent automatically popped out.

Anyone tried this?

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I haven't tried it but I saw something similiar using dry-ice. Seems like it would work.

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depending on size - soap up panel then use plumbers helper(plunger), push on GENTLY, then pull off sharply, works good if panel not creased

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I have done it using a hair drier and a CO2 tank from one of my plethera of paintball guns.

It worked well because the blast of CO2 "flash-froze" the metal, and that fast contarction made the dent pop right out. It wasnt a big dent though, I think it is where a shopping cart corner collided with my front end.
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Thank you all for your reply. I'm going to go get a can and cure my car

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I noticed "wavy" spot in the reflection on my hood the other day while out driving around. Upon closer inspection when I got home... A DENT!
No idea how and when it got there (hail damage?). But I'm definetly gonna test out the dry ice trick.

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I've used a ding king kit for some baseball size dents, anything smaller it won't work.

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Tried this today on my Scion xB and Honda Accord, didn't work for me. Probably because my dents on the Scion xB had a slight crease and the Honda Accord were door dings. I guess it only works with "pressure" (?) dents. Dangit and I wasted a whole can of Air Duster too

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Longsky,

Did you turn the can upside down while spraying it?

The air emitted is far colder this way...so the demo on youtube showed.

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Longsky,

Did you turn the can upside down while spraying it?

The air emitted is far colder this way...so the demo on youtube showed.

LOL...of course I did Sometimes, I guess you have to ask the obvious. I didn't think they would work with my dents. Guess it will be a trip to paintless dent removal one of these days. Just hoping to save a few bucks.

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it works!

I did it to my gallant and then I tried it on my ding on my sky..it took a few times and half the can but it works. Now on the sky the dent is over the wheel well so its a lil stiffer then my door ding on my gallant. But it did smooth out quite abit. Sooo it dose work if you do it rite.

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Tried this today on my Scion xB and Honda Accord, didn't work for me. Probably because my dents on the Scion xB had a slight crease and the Honda Accord were door dings. I guess it only works with "pressure" (?) dents. Dangit and I wasted a whole can of Air Duster too
What did u guys use to heat it up before hitting it with the airduster?

ordinary hair dryer?

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I used a hair dryer thats all and I am going to buy more to see if I can get more out. I can say this it takes a lil tym and a few tries....anyway good luck.

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Stupid question but does the heat followed by the cold dull or damage the finish in anyway?
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