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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-29-2007, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I was reading about riding tips and this is one I can across-

"DRY ICE- This works on fuel tank and other dents that don't involve a "crease" in the metal. Purchase a piece of dry ice (frozen c02) at your local liquor store. It should be larger than your dent. Using thick gloves or a towel to hold the ice, apply it to the dented area. Hold the ice in place until frost forms at least an inch beyond the dent all the way around. Remove the ice and place the tank or metal part in the Sun if possible. If the trick works you'll be able to watch the dent vanish before your eyes. This also works to remove many parking lot dents in car doors."


Has anyone tried it? Does it make any sense?

Its of http://www.gadgetjq.com/quickies.htm They have so other good ones so ya 'all should check it out.
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no but that sounds kewl lol, I have a slight dent in my tank that looks as tho a knee caused it. I may try tat lol
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This is one of those things I have heard all my life, yet I have never seen nor had talked to some one who has done it. Does it make any sense? Yes. Does it work? Donno.
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another attempt to put us bodymen out of business..... im not buying it. bike tanks are designed to be ridgid, so most dents crease the steel. if your gonna try it on a car door, make sure its not yours.

id put my $ on a cheap hooker to attach her lips to the dent and suck it out....that id like to see

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id put my $ on a cheap hooker to attach her lips to the dent and suck it out....that id like to see
maybe we can employ tater's whore of an ex wife?
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Denver is the hail capital of the US. Around 1990, my truck got hit with so much golf ball-size hail that it looked like a football team attacked it with ball-peen hammers. I replaced the broken windshield but tried dry ice pellets on the hood and roof. It worked. But my Jeep is a 76, back when they used thicker steel for the body. You cannot tell that it went through a hail storm. Now if I could just get the crease out where the garage door fell on it...
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from my physics class, metals will shrink when cold, and expand when heated. so this technique is plausable (send this into myth busters).

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I dunno, but I am totally trying it!!! Got a couple dings on my truck...

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another attempt to put us bodymen out of business..... im not buying it. bike tanks are designed to be ridgid, so most dents crease the steel. if your gonna try it on a car door, make sure its not yours.

id put my $ on a cheap hooker to attach her lips to the dent and suck it out....that id like to see
for the hooker suck job... Put your thumbs in her orifices and when she starts sucking... pull them out... it will create a vacuum and increase her dent sucking ability.
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The idea is cool. Would love to see a youtube video of somebody doing it!!




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Also moved this to tech... not a women only thing.




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This comes from experience. It works...HOWEVER, you don't want to do this on anything with paint on it. A old bodyshop owner I used to hang with used to do with on classic cars that he would strip down to bare metal. It popped the dents out and lessened the amount of body filler he would have to use. BUT, it is still a skill and not something I recommend everyone try. Also, if you try it on painted metal you will one, burn your paint because you really need a torch to get the heat to pop it out and two you will crack/flake the paint.

I recommend taking the tank to a PDR (Paintless dent Repair) person and seeing if they could finess it out for you.
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This comes from experience. It works...HOWEVER, you don't want to do this on anything with paint on it. A old bodyshop owner I used to hang with used to do with on classic cars that he would strip down to bare metal. It popped the dents out and lessened the amount of body filler he would have to use. BUT, it is still a skill and not something I recommend everyone try. Also, if you try it on painted metal you will one, burn your paint because you really need a torch to get the heat to pop it out and two you will crack/flake the paint.

I recommend taking the tank to a PDR (Paintless dent Repair) person and seeing if they could finess it out for you.
So dry ice and a hair dryer... no workie?
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So dry ice and a hair dryer... no workie?
I doubt it would work too well. I guess it all depends on the gauge of the metal too. The old hot rods I used to watch him work on had some thick steel. The new cars with their paper thin steel might work with hair dryers.
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