How to Fix a Dent Part 1 of 12: Basic Auto Body Hammer and Dolly Technique
In the first part in this body working video series, Kent Bergsma will show
you some basic hammer and dolly techniques he uses to reshape a damaged
area in the front fender on his 2000 Mercedes E430 Sport. Both off-dolly
and on-dolly hammering is discussed. He will show you some basic tools you
will need if you plan on doing this type of repair yourself. Do not be
afraid to try it. It can be more mentally and financially rewarding to do
it yourself. To view additional parts in this series click on links below:
When completed, this will be a 10 to 12 part series on how to fix a dent
with inexpensive hand tools. This series will be geared for the home D.I.Y.
er who wants to learn to do auto body repair themselves. To view the full
playlist click on this link:
The series will begin with Kent showing how to hammer out the front of a
damaged front fender and will end with priming and sanding the filled dent
in preparation for repainting. Final painting will NOT be covered in this
series. Other than a small air sander to grind off the oil paint no power
tools will be used. Subjects covered will be:
Hammer and dolly techniques
Types of body filler
Mixing techniques and tools to spread body filler
Preparing the damaged area for application of filler
Is it worth using the best fillers?
Use of short strand filler
Roughing in the dent with base application of filler
Use of cheese grater (suraform plane)
Different types of hand sanding blocks
Types of sand paper to use
Tapping down high spots
Application of final coat of body filler
How to check final fit of parts before final blocking and priming
Final sanding techniques
Use of guide coat during final sanding
Preparation of application of spray can primer
Use of guide coat during the priming process
Final wet sanding and checks
What is next??
If there is enough interest (which will be determined by the number of
views and the comments received, Kent may do a second series using power
tools and advanced techniques to fix larger dents and panel damage. Please
voice your opinion on future videos and subscribe to this channel.
Using Hammers, Mallets and Dollies
In this episode, Mark from Natoli Panel Creations discusses some tips and
concepts behind using Hammers, Mallets and Dollies for shaping metal.
This video is part of a series of tutorial videos from Natoli Panel
Creations, so be sure to subscribe to the channel for more expert tips in
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"Natoli Panel Creations - Specialising in handcrafted sheetmetal panels or
obsolete parts, for cars, motorcycles or whatever you can imagine..."
How to: Hammer & dolly Steel auto body
Basic "How-To" video on how to use a hammer and dolly to smooth your metal
work before bondo work. As always, thanks for watching and please subscribe
to see more "how-to" videos :)
Metal Hammer & Dolly Work
Brought to you by http://www.jefflilly.com
In this Auto Restoration tip we show you how to dolly & hammer a cab edge
car dent repair (No filler) training
Lesson on dent removal, from "restolad"dents and ding training D.I.Y do it
Old school metal finishing or planishing, using NO fillers.
less than 10 minutes covering the panel straighting - tools- dent theory
and a demonstration.
Please rate, if you want to see more just ask.
Hammer & Dolly 7 Piece Set from Eastwood
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The Eastwood 7 Piece Hammer & Dolly Set is designed for the professional
craftsman and Do-It-Yourselfer at an affordable price.
This set is made using the finest raw materials and each hammer was
painstakingly developed to our specifications to provide you the most
useful set of tools for general body repair and custom metal working. The
set contains three hammers - each hammer is made from 4140 chrome moly and
precision balanced for optimum impact. Each head is precision machined,
polished and through hardened and heat treated for a lifetime of service
and reliability. Dollies are hardened and tumble polished, Includes a
door skinning head, shrinking head and multi angle dollies for just about
See them in this video.