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Old 05-01-2012, 04:53 PM
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when i purchased the bike it came with a 2 dents from the p.o. dropping stuff in her small garage.

my question is how to remove the dents.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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well if you cant do it yourself take it to a body shop and get them popped or just fill em with bondo and get it painted and pretend they were never there (possibly also at a body shop)
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:21 PM
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Is the paint cracked?
If not try to find a paintless dent removing shop and it should be fairly cheap.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:24 AM
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yeah the paint is fine, and I didnt want to use one of the methods of drilling the tank or filling the dent. I was hoping there would be a fix I could do myself, such as one of the bent rods to push the dent out from inside the tank or some type of suction cup thing
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:12 AM
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Asked my pops about it and he said that if the dent is small, most suction cups wont be small enough to help you, so bent rods may be your best bet outside of a body shop
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:39 AM
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i popped 2 out of my tank using a tire iron from my grand prix, with a big wad of duct tape on the end, just pushed on them from the inside. worked great.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:53 AM
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I have a couple tiny tiny ones in the tank I'm using on my project. I'm just having them glazed (bondo) and the tank painted to match my body kit. If your tank is really nice and it didn't break the paint, I would call one of the paintless dent removal places like what was suggested by others
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alright thanks a lot guys, hey magnus when you popped them out did the paint remain fine on the outside?
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alright thanks a lot guys, hey magnus when you popped them out did the paint remain fine on the outside?
Yes it did, but the dents I had didn't crack the paint at all, and were fairly round. Slow and easy with the pressure.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:17 AM
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thanks, it wont damage the inside of the tank either if you put something soft of the end of the tool right?
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