Hail storms aren’t uncommon in the Lynnwood area. The resulting ice pellets are fairly small and rarely the golf-ball-size variety. Still, these little balls of ice can scratch and dent your vehicle. But don’t worry; car hail damage can easily be restored. You may even be able to remove some of the dents yourself. Following are a few tips about hail damage repair.
DIY #1: Sunlight or Another Heat Source
Park your car in full sunlight. The heat from the sun will cause the dents in the metal to expand and pop back into their original shape.
If it’s cloudy, try using a blow dryer. Hold the dryer about 5 inches from the dent and blow for about 2 minutes. Repeat as needed until the metal expands and pops back out.
DIY #2: Dry Ice
Wearing gloves to protect your hand, rub a small block of dry ice over the dent. The sudden, extreme drop in temperature should cause the dent to pop back in place.
DIY #3: Employ a Dent Puller
This is a simple-to-use tool that uses strong suction to restore the dent. These can be purchased online or at your local auto supply store for around $20.
We Repair Hail Damage in Lynnwood
Even after restoring a dent caused by hail using one of the DIY methods we’ve described, visible damage like scratched paint may still remain. Our auto painting service will restore scratches. Contact us at Northwest Auto Rebuild; we’ll fix any hail damage your car incurred. Check out our shop tour to see the full range of auto body services we provide.
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