How to pull out large car dents with a stud welder?

In today’s advanced age, it is clear that vehicles have reached a peak in terms of enhancements and features. Yet, the common occurrence of your vehicle sustaining damage, whether parked in your garage or out in a parking lot, remains a concern. This issue has led automobile engineering experts to the consensus that a car’s body can be efficiently repaired by using a stud welder. Below are the necessary steps you should follow to ensure your car is properly fixed.

●       Separate Paint

To make your stud welder work properly, you have to make the metal of your car naked, which is removing the paint. Put on the eye protection and the leather gloves, and start to strip the paint using the flapper wheel and the angle grinder.

●       Weld Studs

Figure out the crease lines around the dent. Following the lines, weld studs all the small inches in the intense part of the dent. If the dent is enormous, then you also need to pull out the slighter indented parts around the huge one. Always stay cautious while welding, because a fire may rise if there are leftover dead leaves underneath the panel.

The stud welder is painless to operate; twig the stud to the tip of the gun, thumb the gun to the panel, and clutch the button of the welder for 5 seconds.

●       Tug the dent

The slide hammer’s end is specially architectured for fitting into the studs. Slide the end of the slide-hammer onto the stud away from the middle of the dent and hammer it. Function yourself from the least dent part to the larger ones. 

●       Remove studs

After it is back into its initial position, use wire cutters to cut off the studs and use the angle grinder to remove the leftover parts of the stud.

●       Body Filler

Before starting to work with your body filler, clean the bare metal properly. Mix up a very little portion of the body filler with a hardener. Remember to keep these portions in the lowest possible ratios. Layout the filler appropriately around the panel because the smoother you create it now, the less energy you will require for sanding and shaping.

●       Sanding and Shaping

Use coarse grain sandpaper to shape out the area of your car. Start this work immediately as you don’t have to wait for the filler to dry fully.

●       Wet Sand

Wet sand the surface with 400 grit to make it ultra-smooth and then use mineral spirits and a cloth to remove oil and clouds of dust. Then spray the primer for several coats and wet sand again, increasing the grits to 600. You have to make the proper combination of both and do not allow the extra primer or not enough primer to stay on the surface.

●       Paint

In the market, there are several paint sprays which restrict UV rays to damage the body. Also, check for the materials it is made from as you don’t want harsh chemicals to run on your car’s body. Read the instructions on the can and start painting.

●       Buff out

Allow the paint to dry for a week maximum and then use proper wet sandpaper with a 1000 grit to rub the surface to make it smoother. Apply polishers to make it glossy and shiny. After these works are done, you will not be able to recognize which area was damaged earlier.

These are some of the best ways you can pull out large car dents. Make sure to follow the procedure with caution as you do not want to bring more damage to your car!

Krystal Morrison
Krystal Morrison

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