Pull Dents Out Of Your Car With A Hot Glue Gun

Pull Dents Out Of Your Car With A Hot Glue Gun

You may be able to pull out small dents in your car using a hot glue gun and some wooden dowels with a DIY version of what’s known as a “glue pull”. YouTube user Tom demonstrates how you can perform this technique at home.

In professional shops, a glue pull involves attaching handles to a dent with hot glue and then tugging them out with specialised tools (as demonstrated in this video). For small dents, however, Tom demonstrates how you can perform a similar technique at home with a hot glue gun and some makeshift handles.

This method requires a bit of finesse, some trial and error, and may not be for everyone. Glue shouldn’t harm your paint job, but when you’re dealing with bending metal, fixes can get very subjective.

We haven’t seen too many DIY videos for this technique, so it’s not as thoroughly tested as some other tips we’ve featured — and we’d actually recommend against using a metal hammer directly on your car as Tom does in this video — but if you’re up for venturing into semi-uncharted territory, give it a shot. Just be sure to do your research before you start and exercise caution.

Fixing a dent with hot glue [via WonderHowTo]


  • Of course it would have been a lot quicker stripping the interior and tackling the dent from the inside, out. Also if you have to use a hammer, put masking tape on the head to minimize marking of the paintwork.

    • its not faster and its more complicated then the glue pull method if you know nothing about cars

      also professionals use this method AND without using masking tape

  • Right up to the point when he yanks off the enamel paint from the panel… doh! Ever occur that the only thing attaching the hot glue to the metal is the paint… which ain’t designed to take much force… beware me thinks!!!

    • You do realise this is a LEGIT method that the pro’s use to fix dents right? this guy failed because he OPENLY admitted to try emulating the original method where you actually combine the glue pull method with dent removing tools. This guy cheated using wooden dowels instead

  • Silly question coming from not very car technical person, but could this also be done with one of those really powerful industrial suction-cup handles? He stayed more on the flatter parts
    of the dent instead of in the crease with those glue things. Just so u will be absolutely safe with your paint job.

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