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Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

Hey everyone, my name is Ty Baker. I would like to discuss the different ways auto body workers pull dents. The dent pulling process often makes damaged body panels look like new in an instant. Suction based dent pullers are most commonly used, especially on fiberglass panels. However, body repair experts have pullers that screw into or weld onto the damaged vehicle panels. From there, the pros carefully tug the material back into shape. I hope you will learn about this process to help you understand how your vehicle is repaired after a collision. Knowing how the experts approach the job will help you stay stress free throughout the procedure. Thank you for coming by my website about pulling dents out of automotive panels. Please come back soon.



Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

How To Repair Car Scratches Without Aggravating Your Allergies

by Jill Robinson

For those of you who truly love your cars, one of the most irritating things to see is a scratch on your paint job where there used to be none. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully you park at the mall or at your child's school, there is the possibility that a scratch might just be there to greet you when you are ready to leave. In order to restore your car to its once pristine condition, you will need to repair the paint job. However, doing it yourself can certainly aggravate allergies that you may have.

It is possible to repair your paint job for about $30 to $40 when you do it yourself while protecting your allergies (depending on the severity). Here are a few suggestions of how you might be able to save yourself a trip to both the auto paint repair shop as well as the doctor.

It's all in the planning

Before you begin you would need to examine the scratch that you have. A scratch that is raised would be the result of paint or other material such as rubber being transferred from the shopping cart or car that touched your car. Rubber or protective coating that has been transferred can be fixed with aerosol tar while paint can be removed by applying acetone and buffing in a circular motion. A scratch that goes into the paint job will probably need lacquer thinner, primer, sanding material, matching paint and a clear coat (depending on the depth).  

Any or all of the materials mention may cause an allergic reaction so you need to prepare for it. This means using your protective clothing, gloves and mask and having non-drowsy anti-histamines at hand to help in preventing an allergic reaction. It is recommended that you have previous experience with the anti-histamine of choice to know how it is likely to affect you as you could make a simple job worse by a chemically induced lack of concentration.

Execute with care

The most likely allergic irritants may come from the use of applying lacquer thinners, paint and the sanding process. These allergic reactions come mainly from direct contact of the skin with the irritant or through inhalation. Lacquer is used to remove the grease dirt and grime from the scratch and the surrounding area with a lint-free cloth. In doing this you should make sure that you are wearing both a protective mask as well as a pair of gloves. Masks are also effective when sanding as the process releases chromium and lead from the auto paint.

Gloves are also recommended when applying the paint and the clear coat. However, you should use a thicker glove than the latex as it has been discovered that these chemicals can permeate latex. While this may make your job a little more time consuming it is likely to help prevent skin rashes and irritation. It is likely too, that repairing your scratches will be done over several days so remember to use your protective gear each time.