Pull-to-Paint: The Process For Maximizing Your Glue Pulling Results

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.

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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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  1. Clean

  2. Check

  3. Choose

  4. Coat

  5. Correct

  6. Continue

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1. Clean

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.

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2. Check

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

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3. Choose

What tabs do I need?

    • Rigid Tabs = Shallow Dents
    • Flexible Tabs = Deep Dents

See our full tab assortment >>

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?

K-Beam = Precise pulls on medium to large dents
    • Place feet on a strong area of the panel
K-Bar = Extreme edges on medium to large dents
    • Quick setups and pulls
Robo Lifter = Hail, small dings, or medium crease dents
    • Massage the metal rather than jerking it
Slide Hammer = Fast pulls for most sized dents
    • Minimal control

    What knockdown tool do I need?

    Red Slapper = huge crowns
      • Use in combination with a body hammer
    Blue Slapper = straightening edges
      • Slapper forms to curves
    JVF Hammers = medium to large crowns
    Black Swan = medium to small crowns
      • Supported knocking
    4mm Metal Knockdown = small, sharp crowns

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    4. Coat

    How do I apply the glue and tabs?

    1. Fill surface of the glue tab
    2. Place lightly on the panel
    3. 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.

      • Cactus Green
        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.
      • Cam Auto
        Extremely large and complex dents that are handled with multi-action techniques are best completed using Cam Auto glue.
      See our assortment of glue guns >>

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        5. Correct

        What do I pull? What do I knockdown?

        • Pull the Lows

        • Knockdown the Highs

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        6. Continue

        Sanding, Filling, and Painting!

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