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Dry ice dent removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zebra, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Aug 1, 2008 at 1:47 PM
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    Zebra

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    in reference to the dry ice dent removal thread http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/10128-cursing.html

    i tried it out today. did it work? you judge for yourself.

    one day while working this is what i came out to in the parking lot:

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    needless to say i was not happy as my truck was less than 3 months old. so after some choice words and vowing to find the culprit i broke out the trusty dent puller. results below:

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    not quite there but bearable. then i watched the video posted by johnny_jard. looks simple enough dry ice and a warm day easy to do in memphis, tn in august.

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    i found out that heating the metal first with a hair dryer for about 2-3 mins then applying the dry ice worked the fastest and easiest. you can actually hear the metal coming back to shape after about 10 seconds

    thanks to all who make this forum possible.

    as for jonny_jard you're so getting some rep!!!
     
  2. Aug 1, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    Jester243

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  3. Aug 1, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    sweet... might have to remember that one!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    tacoskim

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    WOWOWOWOWOWOOW!!!! THATS AWESOME!! i now know what im doing this weekend!! im takin out all my dings with dry ice... if it took that dent out, then damn my dings should be a breeze!~
     
  5. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    lsocoee

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    the dry ice method works when the metal is not deformed. Small sharp dings deform the metal. Large dents don't really deform it, they just reposition it.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    eordonez

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    Well i tried this yesterday and today after reading this post, on my hail damaged hood, i can say it didnt worked, im kinda thinking since hail dings or dents are very small they require a lil bit more force than that applied by the dry ice.....
     
  7. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    i had some light creases in the metal in the 2nd photo it took awhile on that upper one.

    did you try warming the metal with a hair dryer or a heat gun then applying the dry ice? what also worked for me best is when the dry ice piece is applied to the center of the ding. you may have to do it the same spot several times i found. i hope that helps
     
  8. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    yea i might have to do that, but its been very warm today until 5 min ago, it started raining again and i cant help but thinking the hail could start again....:mad:
     
  9. Aug 1, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    so do u have complete instructions or sumtin. i might need that in the future.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    just watch the video in the original thread apply some heat before you put on the dry ice
     
  11. Aug 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    That looks prety good, I did not think the dent in the stamped crease was coming completely out. I took one almost completely out by using the head of a rounded, rubber covered screwdriver. Just kept kneading and massaging.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    Very nice thanks for posting this.
     
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