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Shame he`s lost the "duck bill"

Stuart.

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i would recommend for serious dent removal a wolfes shrinker stretcher ( on u tube as well) that fits to ether a 9 or 5 inch angle grinder it makes dent removal easy peasy lemon squeezy, i Just had to do a rather bad dent/crease on the front wing of my 3A as a previous owner had a go at doing a repair with a lump hammer and an angle grinder, it now looks as good as new and will need no filler only a good coat of high build primer.

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On 2/5/2020 at 1:57 AM, Deggers said:

The fine art of Planishing.

So much to learn!

Miles

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Where is this expert based?  I would travel a long way to find anyone with skills like that nowadays.

Is he in France??

Thanks Richard and B.

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i will probably cause controversy out there, but don't let the word expert or professional stop you from tying body work, there is no dark art to bodywork, all you need are a few very basic tools and a bit of patience. The work done in the video would take just a few hours to do.

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The speeded up video made it unclear, but I presume that he had a dolly behind the panel most of the time.   But what was the odd, apparently self-fabricated tool, like a pair of calipers but with straight arms?    Used for judging starightness, or correcting it?     The use of repeated check coats of paint, to allow fine adjustent was fascinating.

Highly skilled craftsmanship, that RoyM slightly undersells!    It's easy to stretch a piece of metal with a hammer and dolly, not so easy to shrink it, and that job needed both.   

John

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1 hour ago, RoyM said:

i will probably cause controversy out there, but don't let the word expert or professional stop you from tying body work, there is no dark art to bodywork, all you need are a few very basic tools and a bit of patience. The work done in the video would take just a few hours to do.

I think you are correct Roy, follow your advice and your car can be transformed …"there is no dark art to bodywork, all you need are a few very basic tools and a bit of patience." and then your panels can look like this.

So altogether now, mate in your TR and head movement...begin. Mick Richards

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3 hours ago, RoyM said:

i will probably cause controversy out there, but don't let the word expert or professional stop you from tying body work, there is no dark art to bodywork, all you need are a few very basic tools and a bit of patience. The work done in the video would take just a few hours to do.

Oh Dear Roy !!  panel beating is akin to plastering and brick laying - any Tom, Dick or Harry can do it with some basic tools.

AND a good number of years of practice and experience.

Experts and Professional are badly used words all too often. Specialist may work better. 

 

Roger

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Hi RogerH ~

Leave Tom out of it!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I well remember in the late 50's an Austin Healey '100' had collided with a stone wall and one side of the front aluminium shroud had buckled badly.

Our resident 'Tin Basher' was able to straighten it out with his hammer and dolly to a perfect finish. That man was a true artisan. 

Tom.

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2 hours ago, RogerH said:

Experts and Professional are badly used words all too often. Specialist may work better. 

Roger

The English language is distinctive in that is is constantly changing.   All languages change, but English sucks in foreign words, invents new ones and alters the meaning of words already within it.      The last may have occurred here.

My OED (Pocket!) says that a professional is one who follows a profession, which it then defines as a vocation or calling based on advanced study or science.    Just what I or Roger might have expected.     But internet dictionaries will say that a professional is one who is engaged in a specified activity as their main paid occupation rather than as an amateur.

On the other hand, both will use as examples "professional boxer or golfer" as antitheses to the amateur in either game.      So those of us who have essayed to mend a dent may be 'amateur' panel beaters, so the man in the video above is surely a professional?

John

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12 hours ago, Richardtr3a said:

Where is this expert based?  Is he in France??

Hi Richard, they're based in Bierwart, Belgium.

Here's a link to their website : SLG Classic Cars

Cheers, Deggers

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