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Old 05-21-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Best way to fix up a dent?

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?

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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.

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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...
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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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...
Well it does have a crease... so that doesn't help. But is there anyone else who knows a way to do it?
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hmmm figure it out got a CJ with a massive dent issue
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post some pic's and maybe that will give us a better idea of what your dealing with.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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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...
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:04 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #9
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bedliner the top of it...it will hide it and adds a more rough look to your ride... i like the looks anyways.... i hated it at first.. but now i like it...
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:26 PM   #10
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bedliner the top of it...it will hide it and adds a more rough look to your ride... i like the looks anyways.... i hated it at first.. but now i like it...
One day I'm getting my whole jeep bedlined, I just don't know when.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:35 PM   #11
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dents, scratches and creases add character to a jeep why take away from its character.

not to mention its a good conversational piece.
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Because this dent/crease just looks bad...
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:14 AM   #13
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Your probably better off replacing it. Especially if the reinforcements underneath the hood are bent also.
Check out if you have a Certifit in your area. I got a hood from them for about 100 bucks.
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Buy a used hood and spray it. They are everywhere in craigslist from 50-100. You can't waste time and effort for that amount.
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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.

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