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7/21/2019 8:45 AM  #1

Stretched metal on 66 mustang hood

the hood on my 66 mustang was damaged years ago by closing hood with something on the air cleaner. So there was a bump protruding up on hood surface. tired to Block and hammer back into shape but resulted in oil canning effect. Is there a easy to shrink metal that I can do at home. I do not have a touch.


7/21/2019 9:07 AM  #2

Re: Stretched metal on 66 mustang hood

You need heat to shrink metal.

Trev's blog has a good video on shrinking with simple tools.


7/21/2019 6:47 PM  #3

Re: Stretched metal on 66 mustang hood

Thanks for video link. Worth a try

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7/23/2019 7:23 PM  #4

Re: Stretched metal on 66 mustang hood

You could try a hair dryer on hot and wet rag   
get it hot then wipe with rag  repeat   
til it shrinks"  watch out not to shrink  to much "

Last edited by Vkt-66 (7/23/2019 7:24 PM)

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8/25/2019 12:29 PM  #5

Re: Stretched metal on 66 mustang hood

Shrinking will help theres many methods. If you have the hood straight. Then try using a slapping spoon on the hood slightly tap the hood.

Another method head the metal to straw color and 800 degrees have a dolly or spoon pressing on the back side of the hood on the dent. Then use a wet rag and quench the metal. The pressure will usually make the metal stiffin and the water will lock the metal grain structure and should help the restore tension balance. If not you can retry this process and use more heat and heat the metal hotter then quench.

A dent Master is a autobody mans friend. These can be had for cheap. They are a two in one a dent puller and an electric shrinker.


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