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How To Fix a Dent in a Car

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Car dents are a regular occurrence in Watford City and if you have an issue with a car dent or scratch, you won’t always need to schedule an appointment with a service professional to get it taken care of. In many cases, the steps on how to fix a small dent in a car can be done at home! If you want to know how to fix scratches on a car, Ryan Honda will guide you through it and point you to our schedule service form.

DIY Scratch Fixes

Fixing scratches on a car can is easy and can be done with many things you have at home. Here’s a couple of our suggestions! Here’s how to fix scratches on a car:

  • Candle wax is great for a temporary solution. By rubbing the wax over the cleaned area, you can seal the scratch.
  • Super glue will also seal the scratch temporarily and can blend with the vehicle, masking the damage slightly.
  • Paint polish and rubbing compound is a good way of fixing scratches, but you’re going to want to use the least aggressive solution first because overdoing it means it can’t be undone. Use a light polish with a less abrasive foam pad first then go to higher grit ones.
  • Wet sandpaper can be used to buff out shallow scratches. Start with 2000-grit wet sandpaper then use rubbing compounds and a wax or paint sealant for protection.
  • Touch-up paint is available at service centers like ours and can hide deeper scratches.

DIY Fixes for Dents

When you need to fix a dent in a car, you can count on these ways of making your Dickinson job just a little easier:

  • A plunger from your bathroom or a car dent plunger can pop the dent out after you’ve leveled the dent out.
  • A hammer or mallet is a great step in how to fix a small dent in a car. Use it on the opposite side of a dent to pop it back into place. Be sure that you are protecting the side you’re hammering with a towel to avoid more damage.
  • A dent puller will work if you’re skilled in its use. This is not good for beginners, though, because it requires you drill a hole in the dent and engage in a complex process.

Learn More About How to Fix Car Dents at Ryan Honda

Grab your car and come to Ryan Honda if there’s something wrong with it. If you need service or parts, we’re your people because we have Honda certified technicians who can accurately diagnose problems with your car and provide it with always genuine OEM parts. Contact us and we’ll get you going.

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