Dent Puller Kits Review
Sometimes a bump in a car park or an out of control shopping trolley can cause noticeable damage to car bodywork. One option for car owners is using a car dent puller kit to attempt to repair the damage themselves. So, we have put together a dent puller kit review to examine the pros and cons of using a dent pulling kit for a car dent repair.
What is a Dent Puller Kit?
Dent puller kits are generally an affordable product for car repair DIY’ers. Car dent pullers lift dents out of car bodywork and straighten the metal, unlike Paintless Dent Removal techniques, which push dents out from the inside.
There are two main types of dent puller kits: suction and glue. Suction dent puller kits work like plungers. The puller is attached to the dent and then gently pulled to remove the dent.
Glue dent puller kits involve gluing a flat pulling tab directly onto the dent. The pulling tab has a screw function with a handle that is twisted round to pull the tab up and away from the car.
When using a dent repair kit, it is important to follow the instructions that are provided. Firstly, the surface of the car must be thoroughly cleaned and dried, to remove any dirt and ensure the dent puller can stick to the metal.
Do dent pullers work?
Dent puller kits are suitable for repairing shallow dents that are positioned on a flat, flexible surface. While they can improve the appearance of a dent, they are unlikely to leave a flawless finish. The DIY kits on the market are not suitable for work on removing deep, angular dents or damage along the edges of bodywork.
Looking for professional dent repair? We recommend contacting your local ChipsAway specialist for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Pros of Dent Pullers
- DIY kits can save you money in the short term.
- Doing the repair yourself means you won’t lose the use of you car by taking it to a body shop.
- Dent repair kits are quite easy to use as a beginner and come with easy-to-follow instructions.
- Repairing any car dents improves the appearance of the car, as well as its value. It means the car will be left in great condition for reselling or exchanging.
Cons of Dent Pullers
- Using a small dent puller kit can be time consuming for anyone who has limited experience.
- A perfect professional finish can’t usually be achieved with a DIY dent repair kit.
- Unfortunately, with a lack of experience, it is easy to make the damage worse. This could lead to a much more expensive repair being needed.
- A dent puller can’t be used on an area that has paintwork damage.
Where to buy a DIY kit?
There are many brands of dent pullers, kits and plungers on the market. They can be found at retailers such as Halfords, Screwfix and Toolstation, with a range of affordable DIY options to choose from.
Rather have a professional repair?
If you would rather have a professional repair a dent on your car, or damage that also requires attention to the paintwork, we can help. You can find your local ChipsAway specialist and get your free, no obligation estimate by visiting our website and completing the simple online form here.