You may have heard that fixing a dent on your car is a difficult and time-consuming process. But that’s not always the case. There are actually several easy ways to remove dents, and you don’t need any special tools or equipment. 


In this article, we’ll show you four of the best methods for fixing dents yourself.


The Hairdryer Method


Many car owners successfully use hairdryers to fix dents on their cars. This is possible because the heat applied to the metallic surface of a vehicle can allow the dent to pop out, thus fixing the problem.


To achieve this, you’re going to need a pair of rubber-coated gloves, aluminum foil, a package of dry ice or a can of compressed air, and a decent hairdryer. To begin with, you should heat the dent up using the hairdryer. Make sure to hold it at least six inches from the surface of your car.


Next, put gloves on to protect your hands before covering the dent with a piece of foil. Once you’ve achieved this, rub the dry ice over the foil covering in order to cool the spot. You could use compressed air instead of dry ice, but that’s up to you. The rapid change in temperature on the already heated surface will allow the dent to deform. It should take around sixty seconds for this to happen.


Use A Plunger


Another common way to fix a car dent is to do so with a plunger. You might already have one lying around your home, but we’re guessing you’d want to invest in a new one for this. Of course, this is best for particularly small dents since plungers are not that big.


With this method, you just attach the plunger to the dent and pour some water over both before pushing it down and then bringing it back up in the way you’d typically do so with a plunger. 


Repeat this a few times until the dent pops out. The good thing is this is likely to be far less messy than plunging a toilet.


Boiling Water Method


Some people simply use boiling water to fix dents. This method is best suited if the depression is present on a plastic bumper or even just another plastic part of your vehicle. With this approach, you need to boil a pot’s worth of water before pouring it over the dented area. Then, reach behind the affected area and push against the indentation. 


If it’s a bumper dent you’re dealing with, you may have to remove the bumper to reach it. After you’ve done this, pour a pot of cold water over the area where the dent initially existed.


Vacuum Cleaner And Bucket


The final method also uses common household tools, making it another easy approach to employ. In this case, you first need to cut a small hole in the bottom of a bucket.


Next, cover the dent with the top of the bucket and put the vacuum cleaner hose over the hole at the bottom of the bucket. Lastly, turn on the vacuum and wait for the dent to disappear like magic.


If you don’t want to remove dents yourself, you can always contact a professional. We at Pato Bravo LLC are experienced with removing dents and body work. We can deliver quick and reliable bodywork. Call us today to see if our services are best for you.