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I saw this a few weeks ago - but didn't want to post it in case people thought this was another technique I use...

I can understand the principle involved, but I would believe that success is dependent on the type of dent.

Let me explain, the principle is one of expansion/contraction of metal - this 'force' will apply itself equally in all directions on the metal in the panel from the centre of the dent outwards. Now that's fine if the dent is in itself uniform in nature (i.e. a panel which has been kicked, or something large/heavy has applied force to it), however, if the dent was created by something long/flat (i.e. a door edge/wall) then the dent may be reversed and become a high spot on the panel or the paint may crack under the force which has been created within the panel.

Its certainly entertaining to watch!


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