How to Repair a Small Ding or Dent on the Car

by Chelsea Baldwin

Finding a dent or ding on the side of your car can be discouraging. Fortunately, small dents and dings can be fixed at home relatively easily.

Get a piece of dry ice that is around the same size of the ding or dent. Put on dry ice gloves before handling the dry ice.

Place the dry ice directly onto the dent for five seconds, and remove it. Wait up to five minutes, and reapply the dry ice in the same spot for five more seconds. In a few minutes, you will notice the dent beginning to pop out and the shape of the car returning to normal.

Repeat applications of the dry ice, followed by waiting periods of a three to five minutes, until the dent comes out completely.

Clean the dry ice residue with a clean rag.

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About the Author

Chelsea Baldwin began writing professionally for local newspapers in 2008. She has published articles in “High Country Press” and “Kernersville News.” She also produced newsletters for a local chapter of AIESEC, a global nonprofit organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Appalachian State University.

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