Paintless Auto Dent Repair Tools

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Paintless Auto Dent Repair Tools
Paintless dent repair tools can help keep your car looking this good. (car image by sasha from

If you want to keep your vehicles in the best possible condition, even a minor dent can pose a problem. With the paintless auto dent repair tools on today's market, you can often fix small dents like door dings, hail damage and minor bumper damage by yourself with a minimum of trouble and expense.

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Paintless Dent Repair Tools

With most paintless dent repair tools, you work on the back side of the metal to push out the dent without damaging the paint. Whale tails get between a brace and the metal to give easier access to the back of the dent. Rods and bars can be used almost everywhere on a car to push or roll out a dent. Dent repair hammers gently push out the metal without damaging the paint. Dollies come in handy for access to some dents. Dent reading equipment, like dent lights and detailing lights, help you see the progress of your work, and quick boards in different colours help you easily see the exact nature of the dents.

Dent Repair Tool Kits

Paintless dent repair kits provide useful assortments of tools in a single package. These kits can come with only a few tools to get you started or can be quite inclusive. Some kits claim that their special tools will replace many of the paintless dent repair tools commonly used. Some include the necessary lights and reflector boards you need to see the dents as you work on them and others offer only a few specific tools, which you can add to the tools you already use. Some come with training booklets or DVDs. Since training in working on a car with paintless auto dent repair tools can be more important than some of the tools you will eventually use, you might want to make sure your kit includes good training materials.

Glue Stick Guns and Glue Pullers

Glue stick guns and pullers work on the premise that it's easier to pull out some dents from the front than to push them out from the back. The glue is used to stick a specially designed tab onto the dent. After it sets, the glue puller or a slide hammer gently lifts the dent out. Glue stick guns and pullers work best on the firmer, non-flexible parts of the car. Besides buying the parts separately, you can also get a glue puller kit, which contains a professional glue gun and bonding adhesives. Other tools, like pullers, a cross bar or a special release agent, might also be included. Again, a training manual or CD will be of great use as you work with these kits.

Paintless Dent Repair Accessories

You can expand your paintless dent repair tools with a good accessory combo package, which includes almost everything you might need for dent repair. Besides these kits, you should also have brace cutters to cut the braces and tags glued onto the dent, a knock-down tool for gently tapping down the tiny high spots that form while you remove a dent, and dent lights and reflectors to clearly see the progress of your work.

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