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Old July 6th, 2007, 12:44   #1
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Has anyone tried the dent removal technique from http://www.cincitdi.com/dent-removal...er-and-can-air ?

Would this cause damage to the paint?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 13:22   #2
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Unfortunately the person who put that vid together doesn't speak english as a first language, although I'm pretty sure that the idea they were trying to convey is that it doesn't ruin paint. That being said, there's not too much that's sure as far as dent removal and paint damage are concerned. The only thing you can do is to try, but you're taking a chance any which way you go about it.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 15:41   #3
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Yeah, then let us know if its safe for everyone else to try. lol
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Old July 6th, 2007, 19:23   #4
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I do Paintless Dent Repair for a living. This process that they are using will work, but only on a small percentage of dents. And the chances of the dent comming out flawless are very slim. The car that they were doing it on has very thin sheet metal to begin with. Any dent that this process will work on could be poped out with your hand if you could get behind it. I just dont' want people to get the wrong idea and start taking hair dryers and co2 to their cars for nothing. Its probably best if you just take the car to someone who knows what they are doing. But if you must try, good luck. And no, it wont hurt the paint.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 22:19   #5
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Where do you buy CO2 in a can?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 22:57   #6
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Any electronic store or even wal-mart, target, ect....... They are dusters for like keyboards
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Old July 7th, 2007, 12:30   #7
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Any electronic store or even wal-mart, target, ect....... They are dusters for like keyboards
I thought those are just compressed air. Will a can from Walmart cause ice to form on the car? I doubt it.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 13:26   #8
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I thought those are just compressed air. Will a can from Walmart cause ice to form on the car? I doubt it.
The can is compressed liquid co2. If it was just air you would have something like a 15 second spray time. If your not sure, read the can. They all tell you to spray only short amounts of time to avoid cooling of the can. This is the co2 evaporating.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 14:10   #9
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I thought those are just compressed air. Will a can from Walmart cause ice to form on the car? I doubt it.
If you spray with the can upside down, ice will definitely form on the car. I've used those "air duster" cans for years in the office to sneak freeze attack unsuspecting co-workers.
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The can is compressed liquid co2. If it was just air you would have something like a 15 second spray time. If your not sure, read the can. They all tell you to spray only short amounts of time to avoid cooling of the can. This is the co2 evaporating.
You might want to check on it... I have a can of Fellowes Air Duster for my keyboard and it contains Dimethyl Ether (5-10%) and Tetrafluroethane (the propellant)... not much air in the Duster! It's flammable.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 18:45   #11
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Please don't say compressed air... it's never air... only propellant

outside of that, you can crack your paint if the panel gets too hot, then you shock it.
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Old July 7th, 2007, 22:52   #12
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i've got a 98 f150 with a couple of golfball dents, i'm gonna give this a try tomorrow.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 13:56   #13
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This method did not work on my wife's Altima. It has a 5-inch dent on the front fender. The paint was not damaged, the dent is still there.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 15:09   #14
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I didn't think it would work.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 16:33   #15
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didn't work for me either
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