Hail Damage Your Vehicle? 2 Tips To Get The Dents Out

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Spring is almost here and you may already be getting storms that produce hail. If so, your car may have dents if it was not protected under any type of covering. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get the dings out of your car. This does, however, depend on how badly it is damaged. Below is some information about this so you can get your car back to normal.

Use Heat

Heat can help remove the hail damage because heat can cause the metal on your car to expand. Once it starts expending, the dents will also expand and sometimes pop out. The best way to provide your car with it is to use nature. Park it in the sun and leave it there as long as you can. The longer you keep your car in the warm sunlight, the better chance you have of this working well for you.

If you do not want to leave your car in the sun all day, you can use other types of heat, such as a hair dryer. Hold the dryer approximately seven inches from the dent and blow the hot air on it for about two minutes and then stop. Keep repeating this until the dents are gone. Do not continually run the hair dryer as you will burn it out.

Use Dry Ice

Dry ice can work well to remove the dents from your car. This is because of the drastic change in temperature. Make sure you wear protective gloves when handling dry ice as it can cause damage to your skin. This process generally works well for small hail dents. You should also do this in the early morning or late afternoon, as this process will not work well if the car is sitting in the sun when the temperature is high.

Before you start using the dry ice, place a cloth over the dent to protect the paint on your car. Rub the ice over the dented area until you see the dents pop out. Dry ice is inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores.

If you have a lot of hail dents or the hail dents are very large, you should not waste your time trying to repair your car yourself. Instead, take your car to an auto body repair shop like Select Collision Group to have it repaired. When they are finished, you would never know the dents were ever there.