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Old 12-12-2007, 09:41 AM
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Anybody try using Dry ice to remove door dings?

My mom's C class has a small door ding right above the fuel tank/cap. I have an appointment with the local paintless dent doctor on friday to have it removed. However, before i go to him, i was thinking of using dry ice to see if it would remove the dent. Please let me know if you have any experience with this?
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Haven't heard of the dry ice method, try it and let us know. I don't have any on my C thankfully, but I have two small ones on my ML I would like gone but don't feel like paying the prices they want to remove them.
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Im still confused... how does this work? could you explain the process?
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<<My mom's C class has a small door ding right above the fuel tank/cap. I have an appointment with the local paintless dent doctor on friday to have it removed. However, before i go to him, i was thinking of using dry ice to see if it would remove the dent. Please let me know if you have any experience with this?>>

It won't.
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I think that video was secretly made by the International Automotive Refinishers Association.

The sublimation temperature of dry ice is about -110 F. Besides getting frostbite you are going to take the clear coat below its operating temperature of -65 to -95 F. This might cause the finish to crack, and end up with a significant repair bill to paint the panel.
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I have heard about this, anyone tried?
Youtude has many videos about removing the dent, anyone tried?

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:57 AM
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Mmmmhum... That Looks like worth a try, my mother had a dent on her ML so Ill try it... If she trusts me with dry ice and her ML lol.
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this is the dent:









I managed to pop it out for the most part. Just a little crease left:

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Originally Posted by AMG BRED View Post
this is the dent:

I managed to pop it out for the most part. Just a little crease left:

So you used Dry ice.
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^If so that looks MUCH better. But it almost looks "Morphed" from the ice? The paint looks Morphed... Or it could just be a reflection of an object. Eather way till looks 90% better.
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how did u do it then????
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Went to a Dent Wizard to finish it off and $200 later, it's all fixed!



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wow dent wizard did magic with it
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wow dent wizard did magic with it
werd, i was amazed when i picked up the car two hours later.
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