Cold Glue Dent removal

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#1 Cold Glue Dent removal

Post by johnben » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:30 am

Hi Folks
I have a couple of small dents in the car which are not easily accessible from the inside to tap them out. Has anyone used a Cold Glue / Slide Hammer kit for removing dents on their E Type?
I fear that the metal on the bodywork will be too thick and these kits are for more modern cars, but thought I would run it past you before I purchased a kit.

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John

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#2 Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

Post by mgcjag » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:45 am

Hi John...any type of dent removal is not easy.....have you thought about the traveling repair guys....they come to you.....i know a few guys who have used them for dent removal and minor body/paint repairs with great success. .Steve
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#3 Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

Post by 288gto » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:34 am

My only proviso with what Steve says is that a lot of these mobile dent specialists are franchises so try to get one that is recommended rather than the first one that pops up in a search. A friend of ours had one out that made the dent look worse with lots of small outwards dents where he had used the tool from the inside of the panel.

Hope you get it sorted,

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#4 Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

Post by tonyabacus » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:49 pm

John
I would agree with Simon, you need someone who is experienced at this type of dent removal. If you contact the local Jaguar/Merc/BMW dealer they will tell you who they use as a starting point. Next when you contact the guy, ask how long he has been doing it and what training he has had. Sometimes the good bodyshops will use these guys rather than do a full panel repair so that may be another avenue to try.

I found a guy that had been working in the rectification department at the Triumph works so already had good experience of such work, but he then took a franchise and had gone to train in the USA. He pulled out a nasty dent across the shaped crease line on a door on my BMW, which I thought would need a new door. But after he was finished you could not see where he had worked his magic and that was without having to remove the window, only the interior door casing. So there are some good guys out there.
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#5 Re: Cold Glue Dent removal

Post by chrisfell » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Speak to the largest car dealer near you. They will have a fleet of demonstrators and loan cars, and they will have a tame dent guy to remove all the car parking dings these cars get before they are sold on.
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