If you own a steel or aluminum garage door, then you can probably agree with me when I say that dents are very troublesome and quite an eyesore. Let’s face it, although these types of doors require low maintenance denting has always been a problem – especially when you have kids around playing catch with a baseball or a basketball. But worry not, dents are easier to fix than you thought.
To start fixing the dent, you will need: a lighter, an air duster, and aluminum foil.
- Cover the dent with aluminum foil; make sure to extend from the edges of the dented area so you can hold the edge of the foil, or tape it.
- Using your lighter, light a flame over the foil for 30 seconds while moving it back and forth over the dent.
- Remove the foil and quickly spray the air duster over the dent. Watch as the dent pops out and disappears – this is due the difference in the temperatures of the carbon dioxide and heat which makes the metal contract.
- Clean off the once dented area of your garage door to remove excess carbon dioxide.