The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE - — WR.

AFTER huge hail­stones ham­mered hun­dreds of cars in KZN’s cap­i­tal last week, many car own­ers are now try­ing to pop out the dents us­ing DIY meth­ods.

Wayne Barker at Dent Boss warned against play­ing back­yard panel beater to fix your car’s dents, if you value the paint on your car.

“You hear of peo­ple us­ing hair dry­ers to try to heat up the metal to pop out a dent, or rub­bing the dents out with their fin­gers, but all they do is cause more dam­age than the hail did by caus­ing fine cracks in the lay­ers of paint,” he said.

He said th­ese cracks quickly al­low the metal be­neath to rust, es­pe­cially if peo­ple use the wrong soaps to clean their cars with.

“I should not com­plain, be­cause this means more business for us, but peo­ple can save them­selves a lot by just get­ting us to fix the dents quickly and cheaply in the first place. It is what we do best,” Barker said.

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