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So I spent the morning being a little sceptical about the threaded ‘pressure seals’ you can buy on eBay to pop out your dents. Anyway, bolted them on, added 50 psi and got the blow torch out.

You can see the previous owners dents here, with the clamps on.

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I was quite impressed, the dents did actually come out, if I made the metal go red hot.

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The bike seems to tick over ‘stronger‘ now and it sounds a little better. Not sure if it will pull better at the top end…
 

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Nice work!

The heat method scares me to death. I’ve only used water dent pushers. Work well but obviously wet and messy.
 
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always burn the oil residue out first.

pressure test it at 20 psi for 5 mins. make sure it's solid.

pre heat the area.

I add 80 psi or so depending how bad the damage is. work on the outside of the ding working towards the centre to reduce the rippled look.

shape with a light hammer.

finish with some fine sand paper.

if you blow an area out too far you can always tap it back in. just try not to stretch the metal too much.

as pindie said it can be dangerous. I strap it to the bench and wear full sportsbike leathers and full face helmet. just incase!
 
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