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Author: Subject: removing dents in ally bodywork.
swanny

posted on 30/4/20 at 03:21 PM Reply With Quote
removing dents in ally bodywork.

can anyone point me in the direction of good how-to videos or sites to sort out several dents in my ally bonnet? the car lives in an overcrowded tiny garage and from time to time things have fallen off shelves onto the bonnet.

any recommendations?

I've seen various mentions about heat and compressed air, mallets, hammers blocks of wood etc.

thought I might have a go while we're still locked down.

I've taken a pic and managed to get it my photo archive but cant seem to see the link to it to add it in here

thanks

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gremlin1234

posted on 30/4/20 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
I think the reason you are having probs with the photos, is they may not have unique names, try prefixing the names ie 'swanny_thumbnail_Image1.jpg' instead of just 'thumbnail_Image1.jpg'

[Edited on 30/4/20 by gremlin1234]

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gremlin1234

posted on 30/4/20 at 03:48 PM Reply With Quote
if you want inspiration on working with ali bodywork see
John Bonnett's GT6
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/4/viewthread.php?tid=178173&page=1

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swanny

posted on 30/4/20 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
I think the reason you are having probs with the photos, is they may not have unique names, try prefixing the names ie 'swanny_thumbnail_Image1.jpg' instead of just 'thumbnail_Image1.jpg'

[Edited on 30/4/20 by gremlin1234]


genius. thanks seems to have worked now.


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Mr Whippy

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swanny

posted on 1/5/20 at 11:44 AM Reply With Quote
it was a bit heftier than a branch, it was one of these: link

[Edited on 1/5/20 by swanny]

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MikeR

posted on 1/5/20 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
Turn the bonnet upside down, ensure its on a smooth, flat level surface -the surface had to be near perfect. Mask the areas you don't want to touch. Ensure the garage is well lit from all sides, you don't want Shadows.

Prep for a long evening. I'd get some beer in.
Open the first beer, lift the blue Ice box up to the original height, aim for the non masked area and drop 😁


(Sorry that doesn't help but it's our it to the top of the conversations)

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gremlin1234

posted on 1/5/20 at 08:24 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeR
Turn the bonnet upside down, ensure its on a smooth, flat level surface -the surface had to be near perfect. Mask the areas you don't want to touch. Ensure the garage is well lit from all sides, you don't want Shadows.

Prep for a long evening. I'd get some beer in.
Open the first beer, lift the blue Ice box up to the original height, aim for the non masked area and drop 😁


(Sorry that doesn't help but it's our it to the top of the conversations)
hint, if doing this don't fill the cooler with the beer before it falls, - two reasons, it would be heavy and difficult to get to the right height, and more importantly, to avoid said beer getting shaken and fizzy

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MikeR

posted on 1/5/20 at 08:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
quote:
Originally posted by MikeR
Turn the bonnet upside down, ensure its on a smooth, flat level surface -the surface had to be near perfect. Mask the areas you don't want to touch. Ensure the garage is well lit from all sides, you don't want Shadows.

Prep for a long evening. I'd get some beer in.
Open the first beer, lift the blue Ice box up to the original height, aim for the non masked area and drop 😁


(Sorry that doesn't help but it's our it to the top of the conversations)
hint, if doing this don't fill the cooler with the beer before it falls, - two reasons, it would be heavy and difficult to get to the right height, and more importantly, to avoid said beer getting shaken and fizzy



No, cooler must be as it was originally when the debt was created. So if it was full.... It needs to be full now otherwise you won't get the negative effect to smooth out the debt

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swanny

posted on 4/5/20 at 01:54 PM Reply With Quote
I knew I could count on the locost community!
:-)

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rusty nuts

posted on 4/5/20 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Possible some very careful use of a hammer and dolly?
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