Wear and tear, while inevitable, is also controllable. In the case of automobiles, longevity depends on their owners’ prompt response to damage — even the smallest ones. Unless you have never crashed or bumped into anything with your car before, scuffs, dents, and dings have definitely compromised the appearance and structural integrity of your vehicle. Fortunately, repairing these minor imperfections is simple enough, and you’ll be protecting your car from cumulative damage in the process.
Here are the fast and easy ways you can remedy those automobile dents and dings, as advised by professionals from dentprousa.com:
All you need is a rubber plunger, really. As long as you’re working with a large enough expanse of metal, the plunger should have no problem adhering to the surface and popping those pushed-in areas of doors and fenders. A good trick would be to moisten the edges of the plunger first before applying it; this increases suction and allows you to reverse the effects of those bumps in just a few tries.
If your vehicle has dings going deeper and affecting a smaller area, the rubber plunger simply won’t cut it. You will need to hammer out the notch from your car’s underside. To hammer the notch into its original level, you may need to find a helper to press a flat, sturdy object on the car’s exterior. Avoid scratching the paint by wrapping said object in a soft cloth. Do note, however, that this method only applies to the sections of your vehicle that are made of steel. You run the risk of stretching or cracking your car if you perform this on sections made of aluminum or plastic.
There are dings and dents that the methods above can’t fix, and you will be better off not pushing your luck if the damage requires filling in and repainting. You can avoid further damage to your car by simply approaching a professional and letting them restore your car to its undented state.