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Car Needs New Paint? Find Auto Body Services Here

If you're like me, you drive your car everywhere. But after 15 years of reliable services, dents and rust now cover my car's hood, trunk and doors. I don't want to sell my car and buy a new one, so I decided to take it to an auto body and paint shop. Not only did the shop repair the dents and remove the rust, the technicians repainted it. If your car or truck looks less than stellar, take it to an auto body shop for repairs. My blog shows you where to look for the best auto body services and how to even perform your own repairs at home. Don't sell your car. Give it a makeover instead.



Car Needs New Paint? Find Auto Body Services Here

How to Pop a Minor Dent out of Your Car

by Edgar Wagner

A minor dent in the side of car can make your vehicle look like an eyesore. A dent draws attention to it and makes the whole vehicle looks unattractive. You may not realize it, but you can fix minor dents with a simple deflated football. Here is a step-by-step set of instructions that will teach you how to fix a minor dent over the wheel of your vehicle.

To complete this task you will need the following items:

  • a football
  • an air pump
  • access to electricity
  • a rag
  • a jar of car polish

1 – Start by taking the air out of the football and make sure that it is completely deflated. The football must be able to be flattened so that it can slide in behind the dent in the side panel of the car.

2 – Take the flattened football and slide it behind the dent in the car's panel. Make sure that the football's air pin is facing out so that you can get access to it. Connect the pin of the air pump to the football and then plug in the air pump to an electrical outlet. If running the power for the air pump on the car battery, make sure that you leave the car running while you have the air pump turned on.

3 – Turn on the air pump and slowly begin to inflate the football. While the football is inflating make sure that you take a rag and hold it over the dent to alleviate the pressure. To make sure the dent doesn't pop back out too quickly and cause further damage, cut the power to the air pump when you begin to feel the dent pushing out all the way.

4 – With the dent fully popped back out, begin to deflate the football until enough air has been removed that you can slide it back out from under the side panel.

5 – Polish the side of the car's panel where the dent was popped out. After polishing the panel you should not be able to notice the spot where the dent was previously on the car.

If you follow the steps outlined above and the dent in the car is not fixed, then you need to take it to a professional collision repair shop. An auto body shop can also fix major dents caused by collisions after which the car needs to be taken apart to fix the auto body.