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Dent Hammer Pro System Instructions

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1. Apply hot glue to tab. Make sure glue is not scalding hot to prevent damage to paint. If glue is too hot, allow it to cool for about 10 seconds on the tab before you apply the tab to the vehicle panel.

2. Apply tab to center of the dent. Do not apply too much pressure when applying the tab or you will create too thin of a layer of glue between the car panel and the tab.
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3. Let glue cool for about 45-60 seconds (glue should be hard). Come from under the tab head and lock onto the tab. Then swivel the tip so that the tips are facing right or left.   4. When using larger tabs, slide the weight towards you without much pressure. Let the weight do the work. Use several short and quick pulls instead of one large pull. When using the smaller tabs, give a quick strong pull as the tab will usually break lose on the first pull. After each pull, spray some alcohol on the tab or excess glue left on the panel and remove the tab or glue with the plastic razor blade. You can also try spraying the alcohol on the tab at the end of your pulling, and give it one hard pull to remove the tab. Repeat as needed.

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5. If the tab comes off on its own, spray release solution (Isopropyl Alcohol) on the glue and panel to release the glue.


6. Peal excess glue off with the provided plastic razor blade or your fingernail.

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7. Tap down any high spots with the nylon knock down.

Repeat the process as needed. Most dents require several pulls.



Clean the surface of the dented area with the release solution (Isopropyl Alcohol) to remove any dirt or wax.

The larger the dent the larger the diameter pulling tab you should use. If you do have trouble getting the tab to stick when pulling you may need to increase the size of the tab you are using. More pliable panel areas will require a small tab, however, more rigid areas may require a tab that is even larger than the dent you are removing. If you have tried cleaning the area multiple times and tried larger tab sizes, then the dent may not be fixable with a slide hammer dent puller.

Make sure the glue is hot before applying to the tab.

When applying the tab to the panel make sure that you apply enough glue and pressure so that the tab sticks to the panel with a strong bond.

When using smaller tabs, it can help to cover the outer edges with glue to create a better bond with the tab since the surface area is smaller. This process can also be used with larger tabs when pulling more stubborn dents.

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Most of the time the glue will release from the tab before the car panel while you are pulling. You will have to apply several applications of the release agent to remove the glue from the car panel.

Use short quick pulls and make sure you are not pulling too hard or the tab may release too quickly. Let the weight do the work. For most dents you will want to pull the dent further out than the panels normal surface (create a mound) and tap down the high spots with your nylon knock down.

If you find that you have a small portion of the dent that is stubborn and won't remove with pulls, try knocking down the perimeter of the dent to flatten the area and try another pull. Repeat the process as needed.

Do not use on panels that have been painted or have bondo. Only use on factory finishes.

Slide hammer dent pullers work best on shallow dents and pliable areas that have more flex. Very deep dents may not come out all the way and may require a much more experienced pdr tech to remove them with good results.

When you remove the tab, if there is excess glue stuck to the tab do not try to remove it, just melt it with the end of your glue gun tip and apply more glue on top of it.

The release solution can be replaced with Isopropyl alcohol with can be found at any drug store.

Slide hammer dent pullers have limitations. They don't afford you the precision that a Paintless Dent Repair pick does. They are a great asset for removing dents that are not accessible with picks or for the amateur that does not know how to use PDR picks to remove dents. Although glue pullers take much longer to use than a PDR pick. In the right hands a slide hammer dent puller can do a great job but it is always the second resort to a PDR pick.


  • Problem dents
  • Rigid Areas of the Panel
  • Thick Metal
  • Deep Dents
  • Body Line Dents
  • Slide hammer dent pullers work best on pliable more elastic areas of the vehicle