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How to Remove Dents With a Plunger

Removing dents from an automobile can be expensive and time consuming if you take it to an auto body shop. Dents in vinyl or aluminum siding on your house may result from hailstorms, wind damage or even an errant soccer ball. You may even have a dent in your washer or dryer due to kids playing with remote control toys that get out of control and crash into your appliance. You do not have to spend a lot of money and time repairing small dents; then can be suctioned out with a household toilet plunger.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm, soapy water
  • Toilet plunger
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      Check to make sure the dented surface does not have any loose paint chips or cracking in the metal. Plunging damaged paint could cause it to loosen even more and leave you with a worse problem.

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      Wash the surface with warm, soapy water to remove any dirt, grime or greasy residue, which would otherwise make it difficult to create enough suction on the surface.

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      Rinse the area with clean water and leave it wet. This will help the plunger to seal around the area.

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      Stick the plunger to the surface, making sure to cover the entire dent.

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      Push the plunger in as far as it will go and then pull it away quickly, making sure to pull it out in a straight motion from the dented surface. The dent should be gone, if not, try the method again.