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i have a xj and smashed in one of the rear quarter panels and i was wondering what is the best way to pound the dent out. its not something small...the whole thing is smashed in. i'm going to cut off the bottem part cause i dont think that can be saved. but i want to get the top as smoothe as possible so i can cover it with diamond plating or something.

thanks for any info,

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pics? i like seeing sheetmetal damage.

get a clean plunger. coat the lip with lots of vaseline. attach it to the quarter panel and pull like hell. that'll pop the dent out.

that method depends on the type of dent.

you could just detach the QP and hammer out the dent. again, that depends on the severity of the dent. you might have to do that and replace the entire panel anyway.

remember, use a CLEAN plunger!!! i can't stress that enough <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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use a tollet plunger and suck out the dents <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I swear someone said that worked once.
 

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I've tried the plunger method on the hood of my YJ and I can tell you it does not work. I had two small dents from someone's ass (no joke) on the raised center part of my hood about 3" away from where the hood sorta "drops down" before it turns down to the fenders. I tried to use the plunger method after beating the shite out of it from underneath the hood didn't work. So now about a year later I still have an assprint on my hood <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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y'all are fogetting...'chick's dig body damage'! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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OK JJ, where your damage is you can get to it froom the inside. Take apart the back and attack it from the inside of the XJ.

You want to use a soft faced hammer or blocks of wood to deaden the blow. This will keep it from creasing out and looking REALLY redneck. If you use wood try to get the edges of it nice and smooth so that it does not crease the metal bad. This will get it passable for a chunk of plate to go on top or a skim coat of filler to make it look all purtty with a bit of flat paint on it.

BTW, I have a gallon of flat green left over from the old XJ <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Slide on by and I'll fix it! I work weekdays during the day and have weekends off for now!!
 
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