Removing dents from your espresso machine

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espressme

#1: Post by espressme »

Have you a dinged machine?:?: I did.:!:
A coppersmith gave a bid of $125 for the job.
A friend from the coast suggested an "As Seen On TV" dent puller.
The gadget was $19.95+tax at an auto store.
I got the industrial strength version and it worked :!:
Dent
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Gadget used as per directions:
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Results after 4 tries. Ok for me! :lol:
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I believe a few more tries would have totally removed it.
I'm happy and the car has a bit of hail damage. :twisted:
Good luck!
Sincerely
Richard/espressme
richard penney LMWDP #090,

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Horseshoot

#2: Post by Horseshoot »

First I need to say I have no experience removing dents from espresso machines. But, I have used the same device to remove dents from the gas tank of my Harley. :roll: The results were very good.
Michael

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cannonfodder
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#3: Post by cannonfodder »

We use to do that with dry ice years ago on the dirt bikes. Park it in the sun so the tank gets hot then put a piece of dry ice in the center of the dent. The metal contracts and the dent pops out.
Dave Stephens

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Horseshoot

#4: Post by Horseshoot »

Darn! I wish I had known about that before! It took me ages to get the adhesive off the bike after pulling the dent. The dent is not totally gone... maybe I should still try this!
Michael

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cannonfodder
Team HB

#5: Post by cannonfodder »

It works best on thinner gauge metal on a flat surface. It does not work very well on a curve. I don't know that I would try it on any of my street bikes. The dry ice may hurt the paint. On an old dirt bike it did not make a lot of difference. Those darn trees (or my knee) were attracted to the gas tank.
Dave Stephens

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Horseshoot

#6: Post by Horseshoot »

Excellent points. It is on the upper curve of the tank. I had only had this bike (a 2004 Fatboy) for a week when i dropped it! YIKES! :shock:
Michael