We have been dent repair technicians for more than just a few years now, and we have sure heard of some interesting DIY dent repair techniques. Some of them are good ideas, and some are just dumb.
Check it though.....We are all for people doing things themselves, but when it comes to Paintless Dent Repair, 95% of the time, you are just going to make the damage worse off, and it will end up costing you more money.
Body shops employ all kinds of sorcery when it comes to correcting crimes against sheetmetal. Their arsenal of tools is wide and varied and almost always includes a massive suction cup or two. You know, just like the powerful GoPro suction mount.
A skilled hand can apply the suction cup, give a swift yank and fix large, unsightly dents as if they were never there. Curious to apply the theory to your own bruised fender? You're in luck. The video below shows a handful of Kiwis getting crafty with a GoPro mount to fix the rear quarter on their Starlet GT.
Don't have a GoPro? Don't sweat it. Depending on the size and location of your ding, you can pull off the same trick with a little water and an old-school toilet plunger. The move has been saving teenagers from parents' wrath for years. Check out the clip below to see just how well the suction-cup bodywork fix turns out.