DIY PDR glue dent pulling: confused


Old 06-12-17, 08:48 AM
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DIY PDR glue dent pulling: confused

Anyone know about this stuff?

Have a 2005 Accord which got hammered pretty good with hail a few months ago. Insurance totaled it, but I kept it after settlement.

I figured I'd try to teach myself how to pull dents using glue and bought a kit. I plan to replace the hood and the trunk anyway and it's a good learning opportunity.

My problem is - I clean the area well, apply the glue and then... the glue comes off on the side of the tab after I apply even the slight pulling force. It stays, as expected, on the car side, and I need to use alcohol to get it off from the car.

Really confused about this. Basic questions:

1. Is there anything I need to do to tabs to get good adhesion on tab side?
2. Can tabs be reused? Or is it one tab / one dent kind of thing?

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Old 06-12-17, 09:30 AM
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might search you tube for some videos the tabs can be reused usually as long as there still attach to tool or slide hammer, but you can probably expect to have to spend a lot of time on each dent to fully remove it by continually repeating the steps.
Old 06-12-17, 10:44 AM
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I got a kit and used it 25 times to pull a little dent. Got tired and quit.

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