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Old March 12th, 2006, 06:58 PM   #1
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I was cleaning some of my shit today to prep it for painting. There are a few dents in the hood nothing huge but they will be very noticeable once the new paint goes on. How tough is it to smooth these out with some dollys and a finishing hammer? Is it worth a try or will I only make it worse?
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Depending on the dents, it might be cheaper to find a better or even new hood. once you start beating on it you will never get it truly smooth, you will need bondo, then sandpaper, more bondo, more sandpaper, primer, and sealer.
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Depending on the dents, it might be cheaper to find a better or even new hood. once you start beating on it you will never get it truly smooth, you will need bondo, then sandpaper, more bondo, more sandpaper, primer, and sealer.
The dents aren't bad as it is now I'd just like to get them a little smoother before painting it
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Gte a board, or something large with the slight bend that the hood has, and set it on the back side of the dents and hit it with a few sharp hits, see what happens then you wont have hammmer marks, if you have a body spoon or panel slapperuse that as well
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Gte a board, or something large with the slight bend that the hood has, and set it on the back side of the dents and hit it with a few sharp hits, see what happens then you wont have hammmer marks,
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How tough is it to smooth these out with some dollys and a finishing hammer?
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you will still get hammer marks


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just tryin to help out
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I'm sorry. I appreciate you trying to help. However, using a board seems half-assed. Especialy when there are tools designed for this type of work and I already stated that I plan on using those. And the question still stands.

How tough is this to do?
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I can see how you would think it is half ass, but when you are doing body work, if it works, it works. nothing else man. I suggested a board becuase it would distribute the blow to the hole panel. It shouldnt be to hard but please just take your time and dont start beatin the piss out of it.


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try just bumping it lightly with a heel dolly from the bottom side..true it might look like overkill but doing it correctly SHOULD get the dents out
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