Our process will help you get the most out of your dent repair tools.
We've created steps to maximize the results you achieve within your glue pulling service. It's application-based and focuses on controlling your environment while answering some of the most common questions.
This process provides:
Speed: Reduce lengthy key-to-key times often caused by remove & replace or remove & install processes.
Profitability: Bill for more service hours and fewer parts and take advantage of more frequent job turnover.
Affordability: Reduce the need for total part replacement and lower prices for your customers.
Training: Enhance your current skill sets and reduce the complexity of paintless dent repair.
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Is my working surface clean?
Thoroughly clean panel with Keystone Cleaning Release Solution
(CRS). If a wax stripper or degreaser is required, use the CRS again after degreasing and polishing. Remember to clean tabs with CRS.
What is the type & extent of the damage?
Remember to consider the following aspects...
Material — Steel, HSS, Aluminum
Panel Temperature — 75℉ - 80℉ is Optimal
Glue Temperature — High, Smoking Hot
What tabs do I need?
- Rigid Tabs = Shallow Dents
- Flexible Tabs = Deep Dents
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Remember: Tabs must be smaller than the highs of the dent. Select a tab shaped like your dent or body line.
What pulling tool do I need?
= Precise pulls on medium to large dents
- Place feet on a strong area of the panel
= Extreme edges on medium to large dents
= Hail, small dings, or medium crease dents
- Massage the metal rather than jerking it
= Fast pulls for most sized dents
What knockdown tool do I need?
= huge crowns
- Use in combination with a body hammer
= straightening edges
= medium to large crowns Black Swan
= medium to small crowns
4mm Metal Knockdown
= small, sharp crowns
How do I apply the glue and tabs?
- Fill surface of the glue tab
- Place lightly on the panel
- Wait for the glue to solidify
- Time may vary depending on the type of tab and the ambient temperature of your environment
About Our Glue
Don't let the options intimidate you. Our Cactus Green glue covers 80% of all applications and you should only worry about utilizing our Tab Weld Grey glue or the Cam Auto glue in extreme circumstances.
At one extreme there are small, simple dents that you intend to work quickly with single action pulls. At the other extreme, you have large, complex dents that you intend to work slowly and with multi-action techniques.
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Most glue pulling dent repair jobs can be adequately completed utilizing our Cactus Green glue. It's designed to set up nicely with a reasonable amount of flexibility and without sacrificing too much rigidity. This enables use in a broad range of temperature applications and types of dents.
Tab Weld Grey
Extremely simple and small dents that are handled with fast, snappy pulls are best completed using Tab Weld Grey glue.
Extremely large and complex dents that are handled with multi-action techniques are best completed using Cam Auto glue.
What do I pull? What do I knockdown?
Sanding, Filling, and Painting!
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