Homemade dent puller>

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by skizman, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. skizman

    skizman Active Member

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    dent remover.JPG Where there's a will....there's a way....and then another way....and another way.....and another way.
     
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  2. dkamp

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    Interesting...Indeed!
    Very clever method.
    Questions.....How big was the original Dent? was it a rounded dent or was there any sharp/creased angles?
    When you removed the silicon was the dent gone 100% or 90% or ??
    Please talk it up about this? like what you would have done differently or what problems you had etc...
     
  3. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    "Necessity is the mother of invention"-Plato.
    Good to see you are able to work on the bike a bit. Before/after pics would have been worth seeing but we will settle for after.;)
     
  4. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    I've had good luck with a toilet plunger
     
  5. skizman

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    It was more of round-oblong dent 3"high x 5" wide. It took 6 trys...different methods. I also tried air pressure in the tank until the gas cap seal inside popped, then tried heating the dent with a hot air gun, and used a can of Dust Off-air in a can (upside down) and froze the dent. That worked a little. On my dent puller I used a hot glue gun. Silicone would never work...too soft. As I slowly cranked on the nut, the hot glue would eventually just pop off the tank. I really think pressurizing the tank with an air compressor works the best. I pulled out about 95% of that dent, but on the other side there are two smaller dents that are narrow creases half inch deep and neither of them would budge with these methods. Bondo time.
     
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    The pic doesn't do it justice. Lots of small things are bent that you can't see.
    Yeah...Plato is da man!!!!!
     
  8. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Very inventive! Worth a try,when You have nothing to lose.Thanks for the idea!
     
  9. skizman

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    Thanks!