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Old 02-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Dented Gas Tank...

I got a golf ball size dent in my tank today and it didn't chip the paint or crease the metal.

I've used "Dent Wizard" about 6 years ago on my 2006 Honda Civic Si to get hail damage dents from my cars roof.

Does anyone know of a shop that can pull the dent out from the gas tank without having the whole tank repainted?
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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i am not sure if they would be able to pull the dent out, but if they cant, at least tony should be able to point you to someone who can.
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you could try dry ice, never done it on a motorcycle but I have done it on my car with no problems

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you could try dry ice, never done it on a motorcycle but I have done it on my car with no problems
how do you use the dry ice to pull the dent out?
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you could try dry ice, never done it on a motorcycle but I have done it on my car with no problems
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how do you use the dry ice to pull the dent out?
i wanna know too
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I've used a heated spoon to pull a dent out of my McDermott D-11 Pool Cue before.
You take a damp rag and wrap it around the dented wood and you heat up the metal spoon, then you barely rub the heated spoon on the damp rag directly over the dent. The heat from the spoon & water had some kind of reaction with the water from the water on the rag nad it would pull the dented wood outwards.
This worked as long as the wood fibers were not cracked or broken, but dented in.

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if you take a heat gun and get the metal hot (not hot enought to melt paint but pretty hott) then you can try to spray it with co2 (never had much luck with the co2) or put dry ice on the dent works alot better if you can get the dry ice molded to the dent. all its doing is expanding the molicules in the metal then shrinking the metal, when it shrinks it will go back to normal, as long as you dont over due it. other thing is to keep it out of the sun and dont let the metal get hot or warm after doing this other wide the metal will go back to the normal dent


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dabus, I just checked out your pictures it would be a hard to do because its on a crease, you can try it just take your time and go slow, check around and see if there are any videos on doing on a crease. the only time I have done it was on a flat or a clightly curved surface, car door and car hood.
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I know someone that does paintless dent repair, message me if your interested and I can hook you two up. Im sure he would give you a great deal on it, and hes a great guy. Should be able to tell you right away if its fixable or not by him. You gota remember he fixes dents on cars and may not have the tools for the gas tank. But it should be no issue for him to try.
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dabus, I just checked out your pictures it would be a hard to do because its on a crease, you can try it just take your time and go slow, check around and see if there are any videos on doing on a crease. the only time I have done it was on a flat or a clightly curved surface, car door and car hood.
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I know someone that does paintless dent repair, message me if your interested and I can hook you two up. Im sure he would give you a great deal on it, and hes a great guy. Should be able to tell you right away if its fixable or not by him. You gota remember he fixes dents on cars and may not have the tools for the gas tank. But it should be no issue for him to try.
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anytime! its worth the 2 or three dollars to try. I would help you but I am in singapore. I should be back around the 20th. if you havent found anyone to fix it and you can bring it to my house and we can get some dry ice and try it
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anytime! its worth the 2 or three dollars to try. I would help you but I am in singapore. I should be back around the 20th. if you havent found anyone to fix it and you can bring it to my house and we can get some dry ice and try it
thanks, will let you know.
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l like this quote from the video at the end, "The problem with this is once the metal goes back out into the sun and warms up, the metal will flex and the dent will re-appear. This is why shops do not use the dry ice method"
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l like this quote from the video at the end, "The problem with this is once the metal goes back out into the sun and warms up, the metal will flex and the dent will re-appear. This is why shops do not use the dry ice method"
buaahaahaaahaa!! I saw that too!!
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l like this quote from the video at the end, "The problem with this is once the metal goes back out into the sun and warms up, the metal will flex and the dent will re-appear. This is why shops do not use the dry ice method"
never happened to my car, but it will reappear if you put back in direct sunlight as soon as you get done with the ice. just let it sit in the garage till the metal gets back to normal temp.
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