Paintless Dent Repair PDR Glue Pulling

Step-By-Step Instruction for Using Ding King Glue Pulling Tools

Slide Hammer

Used for Very Large Dents

The Dent Lifter

Designed for Hail Dents and Door Dings

Glue Pulling Tabs

For Glue Pulling on Creases & Body Lines

T-Hand Glue Puller

For Smaller Pressure Type Dents

Step 1

Prep glue pulling tabs by soaking them in 91% rubbing alcohol and drying them before first use.

Step 2

Insert a PDR glue stick into the glue gun. Plug in the PDR glue gun and allow it to heat up for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Clean the area to be repaired with 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a clean towel. It is important to remove all wax and grease from the surface to insure the glue and dent pulling tabs properly adhere to the damaged area.

Step 4

Select the correct sized glue pulling dent tab by comparing it to the size of the dent. Larger glue pulling tabs are to be used for larger dents and smaller glue pull tabs used for smaller dents and also for finishing dents.

Step 5

To save time when doing multiple repairs, glue and place all of the glue pulling dent tabs at once onto the vehicle; then do all of the repairs one at a time.

Step 6

Apply hot glue to the dent pulling glue tab by pulling on the trigger of the glue gun until approximately a dime-sized amount of glue is released. Use a ‘pea’ sized drop of glue for smaller pulling tabs and a dime size or slightly more for larger tabs.

Step 7

Apply the glue pulling tab to the exact center of the dent. Avoid applying too much pressure when placing the dent pulling tab to the dented area, so you do not create too thin of a layer of glue between the car panel and the pulling tab.

Step 8

Allow the glue to set for about 5 minutes prior to using any glue pulling tool. The glue should be hard to the touch at the time you begin repair. If your fingernail leaves an impression in glue, simply allow a couple more minutes for glue to harden. Keep the panel to be repaired out of the direct sunlight so the glue will set properly.

Step 9

Place the paintless dent repair glue pulling tool of choice directly over the dent pulling tab shaft until the female adapter in the center of the dent lifter slides over the shaft of the tab. Adjust the height knob accordingly.

9a. The T-Hand Puller may be used for glue pulling larger dents or to remove the last 10-20% of a dent.

Step 10

If using a dent lifter tool, squeeze the dent lifter handle slowly several times until the desired result is achieved. As the damage gets smaller, reduce the size of the dent-pulling tab until the dent becomes flush. If using a slide hammer or t-puller, repeat usage and keep reducing size of glue pull tab as dents reduce in size.

Step 11

It is common for the dent pulling tab to release from the glue, leaving the glue on the panel of the vehicle. When this occurs, spray 91% rubbing alcohol on the edge of the glue and peel it away using the plastic scraper. You may need to repeat steps #5 to #12 until the desired result is achieved. It is not uncommon to repeat the process up to ten times.

Step 12

Occasionally a high spot is created when pulling the dent. If this were to happen, gently tap down any high spots using the dent hammer and the plastic tap down tool provided, until the dent is flush. Be careful not to tap to hard or you might create additional low spots.

Important Information:

  • This process works best when the vehicle panel to be repaired is between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot glue will not set or cure at high temperatures. For best results, do not perform the repairs in the direct sunlight, as the hot glue may not set properly. Position the vehicle panel in a shaded area or let the panel cool down before performing the repair.
  • Dent pulling devices have limitations and are not designed to repair collision damage or dents located in thick metal. Extremely deep dents, rigid areas of the vehicle panel and dents that have existing paint damage may not be repairable using slide hammers and dent lifters. Never use dent pullers on vehicles with previous body repair where bondo or body fillers were used. Product is only recommended for use on factory OEM painted vehicles.

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