Hammer Out Dents on Car

How To : Remove car dents with a reusable electrode

In order to remove car dents with reusable electrode, you will need to remove all of the paint first. For this project, you will need a sander, an electrode, and a hammer or mallet. Make sure that you are wearing your protective gear (i.e. goggles, respiratory mask while remo ...more

How To : Repair Vehicle Dents Using a Hammer and Dolly

The hammer and dolly method is probably the easiest repair technique for dents, but it requires that you have access to both sides of the panel being repaired. However, newer cars have many areas that do not allow you to use the hammer and dolly method. There are two technique ...more

How To : Repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun

In order to repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun, you will need the following: a stud nail gun, pliers, a grinder, protective gear, and a body hammer. First, you need to remove the paint. Use 100-grit with your grinder to remove the paint. Do not remove any metal. Grin ...more

How To : Fill holes or dents in car bodywork

Don't pay bodyshop charges to fix small holes or dents in your car's bodywork. Haynes gives you some tips on getting good results with fibreglass and filler. Fill holes or dents in car bodywork. Click through to watch this video on youtube.com

How To : Remove dents from your car with dry ice

Save yourself a trip to the body shop to have small dents removed from your car. Watch this instructional video and learn how you can remove dents and dings from your exterior with dry ice - and without damaging your paint. Hide those dings before anyone notices. Follow along ...more

How To : Give a car a custom paint job

This how-to video shows viewers how to create their own custom paint job at home by yourself. The segment is a continuous video in fast forward. The video explains how to do everything from taking molding off, sanding the old paint, fixing the dents with bondo, to the actual s ...more

How To : Install a short-throw shifter on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a short-throw shifter on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ...more

How To : Fix a Car Dent with Dry Ice

After seeing many posts online about dry ice removing car dents, we put it to the test. It worked pretty well. The heat versus cold forces the panel of the car to constrict and suck out the dent. This is great for avoiding ridiculous costs of auto paint and auto body repair co ...more

How To : Remove a Car Dent with a Lighter

This instructional video shows how to remove a dent from your car using only a cigarette lighter and some aluminum foil. This quick fix can save a lot of money on expensive auto repairs. Watch this video how-to video and learn how to fix a dinged car with a lighter. Don't Mis ...more

How To : Pimp my ride even with dents and scratches

This was a cool video to watch because you get to see how a car is repaired after minor scratches and dents without having to get a new paint job on the whole car. It's not a how to do it yourself video but shows you can pimp your ride at a resonable price. It also gives out h ...more

How To : Repair a car

In this auto body repair tutorial, learn from insurance adjuster Lyndon Graves how professional mechanics fix wrecked cars. Lyndon will show you how the pros evaluate the cost of auto body repair, how bent car frames are straightened, how to replace the inner panel of a wrecke ...more

How To : Prank a friend who is working on a car

This prank is not for the faint of heart. It will hurt your victim a great deal, and likely make them want to visit the same fate upon you. But if you're really trying to find a prank that will make the day of your victim worse, and they like to work on cars, this prank is for ...more

How To : Prepare a car to be sold

A few quick and easy jobs could add hundreds of pounds to your car’s value before selling. Watch TV’s used car expert Jason Dawe show you how to prepare your car before selling. Cleaning the exterior: 1. Clean the car from top to bottom using a good-quality car shampoo. Don’t ...more

How To : Inspect hail weather car damage

In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you will learn how to inspect hail weather car damage. Paint loss dent repair is the most common method used for this purpose. The first thing to do is to count the number of dents based on half dollar, quarter, dime and nicke ...more

How To : Remove a Vehicle Dent with a Hair Dryer & Compressed Air

Got a dent in your car? Joe Kelley and Greg Swanson show you how to get it out with a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. See how easy it is to remove minor vehicle dents without going to a shop. Don't Miss: 8 Easy Ways to Remove Dents Without Ruining the Paint Video: .

News : Parking lot beat down

Have the victim park their car in a normal parking spot. While they are in the place they parked at have another car (the prankster) drive up and swipe the back of the victim's car, leaving huge dents in both cars. Have the prankster wait, hidden, outside for the victim to com ...more

How To : Get a Dent Out of a Car Using Just a Plunger

Paying for someone to get a small dent out of your car can be expensive, especially when you realize that you can just do it yourself. If you've got a bathroom—and you probably do—then it's a surefire bet that you've also got a plunger. Still on board? Well, you can use that ...more

How To : Strip Car Paint to Metal

Before you figure out how to strip the paint on your car to bare metal, you should should first ask the question, should I strip all of the paint off. Depending on the type of job you're doing, it may actually be better not to strip all of the paint off. This was a question I ...more

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Papercraft guns are the new origami. The new origami for boys, that is. WonderHowto and YouTube are chock full of paper gun tutorials. Many models are simple, but some are impressively realistic, not to mention functional. My personal favorite (unfortunately no tutorial) is t ...more

How To : Fix Your Car Dent with a Hair Dryer

If you've ever dinged your car—or worse, a friend's or parent's car—and caused a dent, you know how expensive it can be to fix. A two-second mistake can end up costing hundreds of dollars, but you can save yourself repairs costs and a headache with just a couple of household i ...more

How To : Fix a Car Dent with a Hair Dryer and a Freezer

See how easy it is to fix a dent in the body panel of a car with a hair dryer, a freezer (e.g. canned air, dry ice, etc.), and patience. Watch both videos to see the before and after. Don't Miss: 8 Easy Ways to Remove Dents Without Ruining the Paint Video: . Video: .

How To : Get a Car Dent Out with a Pot & Vacuum Cleaner

Instead of taking your car to the mechanic, save yourself some money by going MacGyver and creating your own suction-style car dent puller from objects you've got laying around at home. All you need is a pot (or bucket), a vacuum cleaner, and some tape and you're pretty much s ...more

How To : Repair Dents Using a Stud Welder Gun

Video: . Dent Repair - Using a Stud Welder Gun A stud nail welder is basically a tool that welds a small stud to the metal surface to perform dent repair. This stud provides something for the t-handle or slide hammer to grab on to. Force can then be applied to remove the dama ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Judge & estimate a car repair time

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to judge when it's time to repair a car. This topic is subjective, but it also depends on how big the dent is, how deep the dent is, how wide the dent is and many other factors. A way to find out is to place a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of pap ...more

How To : Block sand body filler using hand bricks for a car

This video tutorial is in the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which will show you how to block sand body filler using hand bricks for a car. First repair the dent and apply the body filler. Blocks come in different sizes. Normally you would like to use the biggest block d ...more

How To : Fix a door that sticks

Instead of pushing, pulling, and cursing, why not fix that door that sticks? You Will Need * A screwdriver * Some cardboard * Screws that are larger than those in the hinges * A pencil * A belt sander or sanding block * A book or piece of wood * A solid wooden block Step 1. ...more

How To : Organize your garage to save space

According to a U.S. survey, the crud in our garages is taking up most available floor space. Hence the average North American chucks up to $6500 worth of mostly useless stuff on the floor of the garage, while the $20,000 vehicle sits outside in the cold, rusting. It's time to ...more

HowTo : Magical LED Tin Can Lantern

Instructables member mark-mark creates a beautiful effect with just a tin can lantern and an LED. It's as simple as it sounds: punch a decorative pattern into a tin can and insert your LED rig. Catch the impressive result here. You Will Need: Quart sized tin can with lid Pr ...more

How To : Repair a dent without paint

Got a dent that you don't want to take into a body shop to get fixed? Watch this tutorial to find out how to repair a dent without having to repaint your car.

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Chris Burden's latest piece is a portrait of L.A.'s hot mess of traffic, entitled Metropolis II. The artist has constructed a miniature highway system, complete with 1,200 custom-designed cars, 18 lanes, 13 toy trains and tracks, and a landscape of buildings made with wood blo ...more

How To : Prepare an emergency kit for your car

You may think you'll never be in an emergency situation, but you can never be too prepared! This video provides excellent tips on what to bring and do in an emergency situation. It takes only a small investment of your time and money to be prepared should you run into a probl ...more

News : COLLISION BLAST – MOTOR GUARD MAGNA-SPOT CONTEST

ATTENTION COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRYHave you ever put your stud in your stud gun to repair a dent and the stud falls out before it reaches the panel? Sure it has, it has happened to all of us. However, the new Magna-Spot eliminates this problem with their exclusive (MPS), which ...more

How To : Replace the ball joints to a 99 Ford Explorer

In this next tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to replace the ball joints on a 1999 Ford Explorer. It's a pretty easy to follow, especially if you know anything about cars, so good luck and enjoy! 1) Remove wheel and all non essential parts (Brakes Calipers, Ro ...more

How To : Make your own skateboard deck from scratch

This video, by GC Productions, brings you this segment of "Hammered and Screwed". In this episode, they teach you how to make your own skateboard at home, using materials you may have around the house or may find at your local hardware store. You will need 6 to 9 pieces of woo ...more

How To : Decode Body Language

Your boss is pursing her lips and drumming her fingers on the table during your presentation. Your best friend is gazing downwards and crossing his arms when you ask him why the car you lent him for the weekend has a big dent. What could these body language signals all mean? ...more

How To : Remove the inner tie rod end on an automobile

Richpin demonstrates how to remove the inner tie rod end on an automobile. First, get the car up in the air and support it by jack stands. Remove the wheel assembly. Loosen the outer tie rod end next to the steering knuckle. Loosen the jam nut. Then remove the nut that secures ...more

How To : Change a vehicle's hub bearing assembly

Hub bearing assemblies are one of the most expensive things you could get fixed on your vehicle. And it's not an easy task to repair yourself if you're not a semi-professional mechanic. But with the help of this video, you'll learn the steps to changing hub bearing assemblies, ...more

How To : Write the Action/Adventure Screenplay: Act 2

So our GUY has traded wallets with a gangster, met a beautiful Grocery Store cashier, and used the Gangsters credit card. Act 2 Now that GUY has used the gangster's credit card, this is a great time to show MUGGER (the villain). Let's say some things about MUGGER in the foll ...more

How To : Replace the front crankshaft oil seal

In this video demonstration you will see the work done on a GM 3.1 Liter V6; your instructor is replacing the cam cover seal. First raise the car into the air, remove the tire wheel assembly and place a jack stand underneath the car or vehicle on the side where you have remove ...more

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