Repair of Small or Shallow Dent
This task covers:
General Mechanics Automotive Tool Kit
Cloth, Emery (Item 13, Appendix D)
Sandpaper (Item 15, Appendix D)
Fiber Filled Polyester Resin (Item 17,
The following repair procedures are for a damaged area not exceeding
Repair. (Figure 4-2)
Remove all paint or foreign matter from the dent (A, Figure 4-2), and an area
approximately three inches wide around the dent, with emery cloth and cleaner.
Roughen the skin surface with coarse grit emery cloth. Be sure that the area is
completely clean. Do not touch the area with hands or wipe with an oily cloth.
Fill the dent and smooth out evenly to a featheredge as shown in B, Figure 4-2,
using any fiber filled polyester resin (body putty).
Allow the repair mix to set thoroughly in accordance with the manufacturers
Sand off excess material flush with the contour of the skin surface.
Prime and paint the repaired surface. (Refer to paragraph 4-12.)