Car Damage Repair (Part 1)
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NOTE: I am NOT a Car Care Expert, nor claim to be.
NOTE: This is =NOT= a Tutorial on how to repair a vehicle. It is a progress
The Epic Tale, of fixing a car, after some dunce taxi driver hits it.
Fortunately, the bumper, PHYSICALLY, is 100% undamaged! Cosmetically, it
was a total mess.
Before I started this video, I got half the "Darlington Stripes" off if
it, and in this segment, I remove the rest of them. Some scratches remain,
and there's some chipped off paint. Tocuh-up painting is in the next part.
BEFORE SOMEONE SAYS IT:
No, I do NOT have the time, or money, to go though the hassles of insurace
companies, getting it appraised, quoted, and replacing the bumper. The
damage is fairly neglegable, and when it's done, it'll not be perfect, but
will look like other parts of the car.
ALSO: Once all is done, the receipts for the materials will be sent to
the cab company who was responsible. Fortunately, it's not going to be a
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Paintless Dent Repair Using a Heat Gun and a Can of Compressed Gas Duster
Can you repair dents in an automobile with a hair dryer and a can of
compressed air? Yes and no. It depends upon the location and severity of
the damage. But as I have demonstrated, with a heat gun, $9 worth of Endust
Duster, and about 15 minutes, you can achieve some remarkable results.
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Responses to the most common criticisms:
Q. Why didn't you just push the dent out from behind?
A. This is a hybrid vehicle and there is A/C equipment for battery cooling
that is located between the sheet metal and the interior finish. The dent
was simply not accessible from the inside.
Q. Why didn't you just use a toilet plunger and pull the dent out?
A. That may have worked on the larger of the two dents, but the surface
area of the smaller dent would have made that impossible.
Q. This video and photos of the dents have been Photoshopped and faked!
A. Absolutely not. I will gladly attest that this video and the images of
the dent, before and after, have not been retouched. I also have a witness
who observed the process and would attest the same.
Q. "Tapping" the panel like you did in the video would have popped the dent
out without the heating and cooling.
A. My attempts to pop the dent out with persuasive tapping by hand and a
rubber mallet prior to the heating / cooling did not have any impact.
Q. This process didn't help, you can still see the dents!
A. Yes. if you look closely you can still see the smaller of the two dents.
However, the larger of the two is not distinguishable to the casual
observer. This process made a significant improvement to the appearance of
both dents. It is not a factory perfect repair, but this is not a valuable
vehicle either. I could not justify the expense of a professional body shop
for a vehicle that is seven years old and +150,000 miles. This process
provided a good alternative.
Sprayless Scratch Repair
Sprayless Scratch Repair is a cosmetic repair that provides a permanent
solution for scratches, chips and scuffs rendering them virtually
Headlight Lens Restore using Toothpaste!
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Headlight lens restoration using regular toothpaste is real. It doesn't
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How To Polish Hazy Plastic Car Headlights Cheap
Are your plastic car headlights hazy and opaque? Here's how to polish
plastic car headlights the cheap way and remove the haze to make your
headlights transparent again. Use a little bit of toothpaste and some car
wax and 10 minutes of scrubbing, and your headlights will look new again.
Polishing the headlights also makes your car much safer at night. You can
see what's in front of you, and people can see you coming. This is cheap
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polish. Fix your cloudy headlights today with things you already have in
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car headlights with toothpaste to make your car safer and your headlights
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
How To Clean and Polish Your Plastic Headlights
Here is a how to video or how to use the NEW 2009 Headlight kit to clean
and polish your headlighs! Enjoy!
Headlight Restoration Kit - G1900
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