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Old 08-15-2007, 01:35 PM #1
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ding and dent removal

i was wondering if anyone has some info on removing dings from raw aluminum, dremel? if so what grits?

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Old 08-15-2007, 02:12 PM #2
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The only way to do it is bring everything else to the same level as the lowest point of the ding/dent. In otherwords, sand down everythign else, haha.

You would do it with sandpaper, not a dremel. Start low, go high, for grit.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:27 PM #3
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I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure you can get a special compound to put over it and fill in dings and scratches. I'm not really sure what it's called or how to get it, though I've been looking for it too.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:43 PM #4
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I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure you can get a special compound to put over it and fill in dings and scratches. I'm not really sure what it's called or how to get it, though I've been looking for it too.
I think the compound your thinking of is Bondo. Hes better off sanding it down though, since Bondo wouldn't look too great/can't be annodized with the gun. Bondo should really just be used for plastic bodies, like Ions.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:47 PM #5
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magic lube and sharpie seems to work for very small dings or scratches
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:24 PM #6
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you could get in contact with an experience welder who may no how to weld aluminum
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:44 PM #7
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i heard dry ice works on cars, may wont to try it, its only like 2 bucks for a brick of it.
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i heard dry ice works on cars, may wont to try it, its only like 2 bucks for a brick of it.
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Jb Weld Or Lab Metal?
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:23 PM #10
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i heard dry ice works on cars, may wont to try it, its only like 2 bucks for a brick of it.
I would assume that's because they have thin, bendable bodies. Not exactly paintball gun material.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:26 PM #11
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If you made a car's body out of aluminum, it seems like it would be alot stronger, how much more would it weigh?
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:29 AM #12
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yeah sandpaper, starting at 400, progressing to 800 or so, buffing with emery compound and a sisal wheel, then a sewn buffing wheel with tripoli. add some white rouge and a loose cotton wheel for comfort and shine. that did the trick
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:33 AM #13
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If you made a car's body out of aluminum, it seems like it would be alot stronger, how much more would it weigh?
Thats retarded... 90% of car bodies are made from cold rolled steel sheet metal, its stronger than aluminum, not that it matters because it does absolutely nothing in a collision, that would be the frame or unibody in some cases and some exotic sports cars use aluminum because its lighter than steel.
On the other hand you could go with composites like carbon fiber used in the new Z06 corvette and often used by people who modify their cars to go faster, less weight = more power.
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:54 AM #15
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essentially theres no clean easy way to remove dings and scratches other than a new anodize.
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actualy my exotic wrx has an alluminum hood....
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:38 PM #17
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essentially theres no clean easy way to remove dings and scratches other than a new anodize.
if you ano over dings and dents it does nothing more than highlight the problem areas, the annodizer will usually polish and clean before anno but nothing to the extent of dent removal. sandpaper (fine grit) and elbow grease really helped me, to which i have answered my original post lol.
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