[ROVERNET - UK] Bonnet repair

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Sun Aug 27 01:36:21 BST 2006

There is another way to pull the dent instead of drilling holes. The tool to 
use is a stud welder. This welds small nail looking things to the area to be 
pulled. A special slide hammer is then used to pull the dent. After this is 
done a small grinder knocks off the stud. No hole to fill. Stud welders are 
available from Harbor Freight for around $120 normally. You can find them on 
e-bay from harbor freight also. If you select a body shop, I would ask if 
they have such a tool. These are great for inaccessible areas.
Minimal heat is applied, so no warping.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "birdie" <birdies at ix.netcom.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:48 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Bonnet repair

> Anyone have any tips on bonnet repair.
> My original was rather mucked up at a body repair shop as they used ALOT 
> of bondo on the nose....
> So, I found a used one...has a knuckle sized ding in the nose, but is also 
> popped up abit on one side of the nose 'round where the "line" comes down 
> the bonnet to the nose....in otherwords, from dead center - over about 6". 
> Instead of being inset below that line, it's popped up and it looks like 
> the whole front passenger side is tweaked just a little.....
> I could take pictures.
> But, in terms of....technique....I know they can't hammer around the nose 
> area as it is rolled.  Can they put nails in and pull? I don't think it 
> can be heated...
> Any ace body shop people in Southern California I could take it too?
> It's not bad...but...I think it is going to be pretty tricky.
> Cheers
> Kathleen
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