vinyl door panel repair using heat

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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. Read more at... http://blog.yagelski.com/2011/10/paintless-dent-repair-using-heat-gun.html 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.





Repair cracking and torn automotive leather.
Buy at http://scratchwizard.net/automotive-leather-vinyl-plastic-dye/ TRANSCRIPT: Before then after photo of repair. In this video you will learn to fix small tears and cracks in automotive leather with Scratchwizard’s leather repair kit. On table. You will need our leather repair kit, which includes leather filler, a palate knife, patching material, color-matched leather dye, leather cleaner, a scuff pad and 600 grit sandpaper. Additionally, you’ll need soapy water, a lint free cloth, tweezers, and a heat gun. Chair on table. Simple green and towels. It’s a good idea to give the entire seat a good general cleaning. This will reveal the true color of the leather and allow the repair materials to form a stronger bond. Very fine steel wool can help separate years of dirt and oils from the leather. Leather cleaner and scuff pad. Now use the supplied leather cleaner and scuff pad to clean and scuff the areas you’ll be repairing. [title: RIP REPAIR] Seat with the big rip. Don’t attempt to repair large rips like these. Have this repaired by an upholstery shop. Seat with small rip (zoom in) But you can repair a rip of this size. Here’s how. Scissors and backing pad. Cut out a piece of the supplied patch material. It should be roughly the shape of the tear, but about a ¼” larger around the edges. Palette knife, filler, and tweezers Apply a fine layer of leather filler to the patch. Now insert the patch into the hole. A pair of tweezers can be helpful. Wait an hour for the patch to bond to the underside of the leather. [TITLE: CRACK REPAIR] Palettte knife, filler, and heat gun Apply fine layers of leather filler to the cracks, including the the tear you just repaired. You can use a heat gun on low setting to accelerate the drying of the filler. Check that the filler is try with your finger before proceeding to add another layer of filler. Once you have filled above all cracks, and your filler is dry. Sand the filler with 600 grit sandpaper. Sand in one direction, like this. You may have to swap in fresh sandpaper when it gets filled with leather filler. Spray can and heat gun Apply the color-matched dye in light, thin coats. A heat gun will on a low setting will help to accelerate drying times. Once the filler is covered with dye, apply at least 2-3 more coats of dye to ensure durability. When finished, avoid sitting in the chair for at least one hour.





Broken Dash? No Problem!
Repair of a broken dash on a Silverado Pick up. Reinforced top and bottom for strength and color blended for proper color match. A repair like this saves hundreds of dollars over replacement.




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