Glue Pulling – The method of pulling a dent rather than pushing it from the backside of the panel.
Glue pulling a dent may seem like the easiest method of PDR to learn, but actually it is a very advanced skill which takes years to perfect. The procedure is simply glueing a tab to the dent and then removing it. The force used to remove the glue tab will actually pull the dented metal back into position. Sounds easy, but the exact amount of glue is required, the precise sized tab, the amount of cooling time for the glue and the force and direction all need to be just right or disaster will occur. Before the tab is even glued on, the pressure needs to be released or the metal will not do what is intended. The tab needs to be placed precisely as well. There is a tremendous amount of feel and skill required to perform this procedure correctly.
Glue Pulling Tools and Accessories
Slide hammers and mini lifters are the main tools for pulling the glue tabs up. There are lots of other leverage style devices as well, but they are not as commonly used. Glue pulling is most commonly used when repairing rails and other areas with limited access.
Glue Pulling By Dave Streen
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