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The viral trick for removing car dents in minutes: Does it really work?

It is an accessory that sells for as cheap as $10 and removes dents from a car simply by adding hot water

car dent
car dent

Social media is full of recommendations, tips and tricks. Some of them are real, others are not so effective and many don’t even make sense. Therefore, it is better to seek additional information about the trick to perform or the product to buy.

That is the case, for example, with seatbelt adapters for pregnant women. There are many of them on the market, but according to a study conducted in Germany, none of them fulfills its promises. Use of the product is discouraged because it increases the risk of injury to a pregnant woman.

A suction cup for bodywork

This time we’ll review another car accessory. On X (formerly Twitter), a video shows these suction cups being used to remove dents from a car in 15 seconds. Are they really effective? The clip shows that the suction cup completely fulfills its function, although one must bear in mind that it is a promotional video for the product.

What should be considered when using this tool is that while it removes dents, the dents aren’t very deep. Therefore, the product is recommended only for minor damage.

Moreover, as some of the manufacturers warn: “The area suctioned by the suction cup must be flat to smoothly remove the air and form a vacuum. It is forbidden to use this product on cracked or damaged paint in the dented area of the car,” an Amazon seller says. Otherwise, one must go to the repair shop.

One positive: the suction cups can also be used to move furniture, glass or tiles. It also serves as a temporary handle for doors or windows.

What do users say?

Amazon has a huge variety of suction cups. For example, this product has over 9,000 reviews (rated 4.5 out of 5 stars) and stands out for having great suction.

“I had a rather large dent in the back of my truck and the large dent puller pulled it right out,” an Amazon user says. Another writes: “For $12.99 this dent tool was worth every penny. Worked perfectly on my vehicle. Removed a large dent on the back hatch with ease.”

How to use suction cups to remove dents:

  1. Clean the dent with hot water (heat it evenly).
  2. Start the process from the shallow concave line.
  3. Press hard and adjust the suction cup precisely.
  4. Gently pull the suction cup up using the handle (the surface of the dent will then be lifted with the dent remover).

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