How to fix a dent in a car's roof

Written by kassie kleifgen
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Getting a dent out of the roof of a car is near impossible to do from the inside. The best way is to use a plunger and a ladder. Removing dents yourself can save you money, and help you brush up on your auto repair skills.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Ladder
  • Toilet plunger
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Set a ladder up on the side of your car close enough that you can reach across the roof of your car.

  2. 2

    Dampen the bottom of a plunger and climb up the ladder with the plunger.

  3. 3

    Place the plunger completely over the dent and slowly push down, allowing all the air to escape from the plunger.

  4. 4

    Pull the plunger up quickly to release the dents in the roof of your car.

Tips and warnings

  • Carefully apply dry ice to the dents as an alternative to the plunger. While wearing gloves, hold the dry ice on each dent for a couple seconds then release it. Repeat this process until the dents have completely pulled out of the roof of your car.
  • Never touch dry ice with your bare skin; it can leave burns.

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