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WITH traffic becoming heavy, chances of getting bumped by another car on the road or in crowded parking lots is quite common. These minor skirmishes result in small dents around various parts of the car. The most vulnerable points on a car are the doors and the fenders where the outside skin is weak.

Now, getting dents removed from a car can be expensive and time consuming if you plan to take it to a garage.

Moreover, many local garages damage the paint by beating them up to straighten the panel. Thereafter, a complete respray of the section is required to get the car back in shape. But you can tackle these minor dings and dents in a very ' DIY' way. For example, a common plunger can work well and help in restoring minor dents. Keep in mind that the plunger won't induce a miracle but only tackle minor dings. If the damage involves scraped paint, there is a no way that you can tackle it with the plunger.

First make sure the dented surface does not have any loose paint chips or cracking in the metal. Plunging on a surface where the paint is damaged, could worsen the problem. Wash the area with warm, soapy water to remove dirt and grime. This will help create a stronger vacuum with the plunger.

Rinse the area with clean water and leave it wet. This helps the plunger to seal around the area and stick thoroughly so that it can straighten the dents when pulled out. Then stick the plunger to the body surface to make sure the entire dent is covered and push it in. Push the plunger in as far as possible and then pull it away swiftly. Make sure to pull it out in a perfectly straight motion from the dented surface. The suction between the toilet plunger and the body surface of the car will cause the dent to straighten out to a great extent. Once done, give the area a wipe and you will have a dent- free panel. In short, we just helped you save quite a bit of money.

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
Date:Aug 10, 2014
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