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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:11 PM
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DIY Dent removal

Maybe it was discussed here but anyone here tried this on our cars? I have a dent on mine i might try it this weekend =)

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:40 PM
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That was awsome! Never heard of that method.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:10 PM
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That was awsome! Never heard of that method.
Hey bro it might work right hehe
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 AM
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Will try this on the e30 door ding I have after its actually on the road
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:31 AM
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Hey bro it might work right hehe


Nothing wrong with giving it a try. My car has a dent on the right side quarter panel from the po and he tried to fix it but did a poor job. Now it looks bumpy where the dent is :/. So that method would not work for mine. Will get the dent fixed later though.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:52 AM
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This reminds me of the dry ice method...
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:23 PM
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Me, too. If the dent has any sign of a crease, it won't work, but the smooth dished-type dent will pop out.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 PM
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Think this would work on my hail dents?
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:32 PM
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Probably not, but what would it hurt to try?
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Think this would work on my hail dents?
It would depend on the size. If they are small dings, won't work. If they are as large as the dent put in on the guy's car for the video (looks like he pushed it in lightly enough to cause a dent and not crease the edges of the dent), it will work.

But my other concern is metal fatigue and warping from weaker integrity.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:36 PM
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They are really small
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Try it anyways. Maybe you'll get lucky
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:58 PM
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Just don't apply too much heat or you will cook the clear coat and have a bigger mess on your hands.
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