Major dents are removed from cars in several ways.
Major dents in cars can be repaired in several ways, including the paintless dent removal process. All sorts of dents can be repaired in such a way that they are rendered nearly or completely invisible.
Traditional Body Repair
Mechanics often remove major dents by hammering out the dent and then removing the damaged door skins, gluing or welding on new ones.
DIY Dent RemovalDry ice can be rubbed over a dent until it is invisible. Blowing hot and then cold air on a dent may remove it entirely.
Dents are pushed back into place using special tools. As the dent is slowly massaged into its original position, it blends in with the car's paint and disappears. This is often a same-day service that costs less than traditional methods of dent removal.
In this process, sandpaper and paint are often necessary to reduce the visibility of the area where the dent was.
Paintless Dent RepairPaintless dent repair is a method that removes dents without using paint, sanding or body filler.
You may be able to bang out the dent by placing a wood block on the surface and hammering it out from inside the car. A household or dent plunger may also be used to pull out some dents.