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Old 04-14-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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My Jeep has the tell-tale signature of someone that regularly removes the doors... the dented cowl. I saw this article today, and wonder if anyone has tried it

Fix Dents in Car Bumpers With Boiling Water
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My Jeep has the tell-tale signature of someone that regularly removes the doors... the dented cowl. I saw this article today, and wonder if anyone has tried it

Fix Dents in Car Bumpers With Boiling Water
that's for plastic

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My Jeep has the tell-tale signature of someone that regularly removes the doors... the dented cowl. I saw this article today, and wonder if anyone has tried it

Fix Dents in Car Bumpers With Boiling Water
Like MTNJeep said, that will work for plastics. I have seen people heat up metal with a heat gun and us compressed air in the can up-side-down to rapidly cool the dent and have it pop out. You might try that.

This Rugged Ridge Cowl Armor is the other option for "fixing" the dents. Some people like them, some people hate them, but they work! Let me know if you'd like a quote or have any questions.

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I repaired my own. It isn't 100% gone, but looks better than it did. The key is to take your time.


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Do you get hail in your area?? I pulled into one of the fly-by-night stands in a parking lot and flipped the guy a twenty to massage the dent out. Looks like new.
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Thanks, all. I didn't even think about the hail repair option. I ride bikes with one of those guys!
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Yeah, I'd find a paintless dent repair place local to you before dumping hot water or taking a heat gun to the finish.

I've used PDR's in the past with great results.
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Wow, $20 is a steal for that dent! I had a PDR guy come out and do mine for $100, took him a good couple hours, but looks perfect again. Now I'm really careful when taking the doors off.

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