Ok so i'm sure some of you have read my other thread about my hood flying up into my windshield the other day on the interstate. Well I was originally going to get a new hood, but I decided to try pounding the dent out. And it worked... mostly. I got the majority of it out (doesn't look perfect but oh well) but it's still got some like creases in it. What's the best way to fix them or cover them up for cheap?
If you're not a pro, or close to it.. you won't get it out easily.. Body work (done correctly) is an art.. My dad is an absolute pro. His work would stand in with the best of them, and I just never could get it.
See if you can find any instructional videos on youtube or somewhere.. who knows.. you might find your calling.
"Not all who wander are lost.."
If you have the hood off and can put it on something of similar contour you may be able to get most of the crease out but hammering usually stretches the metal and you need special tools to shrink it. That being said, unless you are really good, usually fillers on hoods don't work out to well, flex and heat...
2013 WRANGLER SPORT 2 DR., V-6 ,AUTO,HARD TOP
(Sold)1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, Bestop top
/w steel half door and slider windows
5 speed, 2.5" lift, 31" tires,rack lights
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
If it didn't have the crease you could heat it for about 30 sec with a hair dryer then hit with with a can of compressed air.. and no more dent...
not to hikjack the thread...but just heat it and spray with compressed air? Ive just got a few dents without creases on my hood id like to get out.
"When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns."
Depending on how bad the hood is, replacement is the easiest and cheapest, especially if the reinforcements under the skin are bent. Without looking at the hood, buy a replacement hood. Clean it, sand it, paint it, and bolt it on. Now if you want to learn how to hammer out dents, buy a hammer and dolly and practice. You can buy books, watch dvd's and so on, but the only way you will learn is to just do it.