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Author's Note: How Paintless Dent Removal Works

To DIY or not to DIY? I've never tried to use an at-home paintless dent removal kit to bang one out myself; however, I have owned a car that I had completely repainted because paintless dent removal wasn't an option. And it's a pain in the butt. And it's expensive. And I've also made some bad calls in terms of judging what I can handle myself ... and what I'd just make worse. That said, I've never bought a product from an infomercial to attempt a car repair.

In other words, this article certainly isn't intended to serve as advice for whether or not you should attempt to repair dings and dents in your own garage. I'd normally suggest practicing a new procedure ... just try it out on a piece of scrap sheet metal first, of course.

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