Dent Repair in Outer Banks NC with Drew Powell
Hello everyone, drew with dent group of obx here. Today I'm going to take you through a repair that I did on the hood of a porsche boxster, this dent was caused by the customer overloading his luggage compartment. In this vehicle and a lot of sports cars, the hood compartment and the trunk compartment are actually swapped, so your luggage will go in the hood compartment and the engine for the vehicle is in the rear. So this customer overloaded his luggage compartment and by doing so when he shut the hood the the overload and luggage actually pushed up on the hood and caused a high spot in the metal. So you'll see here in the video what I'm going to start out doing is called tapping slash blending, now what that entails is as you can see I use a light wooden hammer and I use a heavier metal knock down with a rubber tip um and that rubber tip is going to protect the paint and basically all I do is I slowly manipulate that metal downwards with the hammer and with the knockdown. It may look and sound like I'm using a lot of force but believe me I'm not, I'm letting the tools do do what they're made to do you know the the rubber and metal knockdown is is quite heavy so it doesn't take much force from the hammer to cause a good impact to get that metal down and now though this dent was pushed high there were also some low spots around the high spot in the metal when when metal goes goes one direction it also goes the other direction so typically when when you get a dent when it pushes metal low it'll also push metal high. In this instance the damage pushed the metal upwards but it also left some low spots on the outskirts of the high spots you can see here I'm underneath with a small little hand tool just slowly manipulating the metal upwards on that hand tool I do have a small rubber tip as well and what that's going to do is that's going to protect the back side of the panel and it's going to protect the face of the panel. What I don't want with these repairs is any sort of poke marks or marks from my tool so that rubber tip is really going to prevent that and fortunately on this repair there was great open access under the panel. I could actually stick my finger on the rear side of the dent which is pretty uncommon but it's very nice when it happens so I was able to use that specific tool in that instance, you know sometimes denser behind a brace or in a difficult location and you'll see me using some some long really thin thin rods to get under braces uh but thankfully in this instance, I was able to get right on it so you can see there I'm going back to some tapping. It's a cycle of pushing and tapping and pushing and tapping until that metal gets flush you know it can be pretty cumbersome at times but it's you know it's what it takes to get this damage perfect for you and so throughout the video you're just gonna see me going back and forth and when I'm finished with this repair um later on in the video you'll see me. I grab a rag with some compound on it and all that's for is to just polish the area and get off any marks any dirt marks fingerprints just anything that may be on it just to give you know to get the best finish possible for the customer and I hope you guys learned something from this video you know I hope that it kind of shines some light on our PDR process you know this process is quite different from your traditional body repair you know using paint and fillers and replacement panels so yeah if you guys have have a small dent a medium-sized dent big dent uh any dent really that you're looking to get taken care of feel free to send us a message on facebook or you can give me a call at 252-489-0-334 so yeah i hope you guys enjoy the rest of the video and uh catch you all later.