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Car Fender Bender School

Updated on July 12, 2013

It's Going To Happen

Now What?

We know it's going to happen, but now what do we do? In this hub page, I am going to provide you with the basic skills and tips to repair this type of damage.

Dent Repair

In this first video, we're going to check out the basics to straightening metal. I am going to demonstrate a method using basic hand tools. There is a lot of key information in this video, so be certain to watch and listen closely.

Dent Repair


Now that the metal is straightened, it's time for body filler. In this video, I am going to demonstrate how to properly mix and apply body filler and how to block sand the filler.

Applying and Block Sanding Body Filler

Glaze Putty

Once we have the body filler shaped, we have the option to apply glaze putty. There are many benefits to using glaze putty, which I will discuss in the video. However, you can try to finish your body filler enough to skip this step. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Applying Glaze Putty

Prep For Primer

Now the damage is back in the shape it is supposed to be, it time to prep the part for primer. In the video below, I am going to demonstrate how to prep the part for primer, paint, and clear coat.


Masking Tips

Before you begin priming, don't forget to mask the areas where you don't want primer to get. In this video, I am going to demonstrate how to mask before applying primer.

Masking Tips

Which Primer Should I Use?

There are many primers to choose from. In this video I am going to discuss which primers should be used over bare steel. Any of the mentioned primers will work, but I selected epoxy. Therefore, I will also demonstrate how to mix epoxy primer.

Bare Metal Primer

Mistake To Avoid

When it comes to spraying primer, there are many mistakes that can occur. However, if you will avoid the mistakes mentioned in this video, you not have to deal with many of them.

Spraying Primer Mistakes

Block Sanding Primer

This step can make the difference between an fair paint job and a high show car quality paint job. Watch this video to learn how to properly block sand primer for best results.

Block Sanding Primer

Be Looking For More Soon

Now that you have the damaged repaired, primed, and block sanded, now it's ready for paint. Be looking for another tutorial covering the painting process.

Thanks for stopping by and learning the basics to repair a fender bender. Please like and share this hub page with your friends.


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