: is this for real?!

11-13-09, 01:25 PM
I was looking at some PDR vids on youtube and I came across this,

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I feel dumb asking this but, is this for real? :confused:

11-13-09, 01:29 PM
Hmmm, I don't know. Seems fishy to me. I had a paintless dent guy remove 4 dings out of the Trans Am's rear fender. He drilled a little hole and used some sort of tool.

11-13-09, 01:33 PM
he drilled holes? they you would have to patchand paint? no

When i got hit on the side of my car I had some guy do all the dents with a vacuum device, it wasnt very big but sucked something like 400 Psi he told me that you could actually pull the steel out the other way.
it wokred great and was done quickly.

11-13-09, 01:52 PM
Well I have a buddy that does mobile detailing and PDR, he uses a few tools that push the dent out from the inside as well as a vacuum/suction cup setup that pulls the dent out but I have never seen him use popcorn, I'll have to ask him if he has ever heard of this.

11-13-09, 01:57 PM
A 1/8 inch hole in the door Jam, it gets plugged with a smaller rubber plug when finished, it is the only way to get some rear fenders on certain cars.

11-13-09, 02:12 PM
I have a white plug, guess I should put it in, can't see it with the door shut. He got all the dings out and it looks like new.

11-14-09, 12:56 AM
not so much....
dry ice is a better method.


11-14-09, 01:02 AM
They did something like this on Mythbusters, its fake.

The Tony Show
11-14-09, 06:11 PM
That's the fakest crap I've ever seen in my life. Popcorn can't bust open a paper bag in the microwave, yet they expect us to believe it'll pop a dent out of sheetmetal? Please.

11-15-09, 04:23 AM
Thats what I was thinking.. I dont even think it would get hot enough to pop the corn, but I may be wrong.

11-15-09, 04:12 PM
Total BS. There is not enough heat in a fenderwell to make it pop anyway. And hows he gonna do it elsewhere on the car?

11-15-09, 04:53 PM

Popcorn does not have enough surface strength. It would turn to dust in the fender, and just make a mess.

11-15-09, 04:56 PM
That's got to be completely true. :bigroll:

Popcorn's internal temp has to climb to over 300 degrees in order to rupture or "pop." If your engine compartment, let alone your fender well, reaches anywhere near that temperature you should grab a fire extinguisher and dial 911. ;)

11-17-09, 06:07 PM
not to mention you need oil to pop popcorn...else it will just burn.

11-17-09, 06:20 PM
^ Have you never made air-pop popcorn?

11-17-09, 09:45 PM
Most people in this day and age have only made microwave popcorn. :rolleyes:

eta: I recall when my dad used to bring out this popcorn cooker that was made to look like a circus wagon. Popping corn, a little oil, and the cooker had a place on top for hot air to escape that my dad would put real butter on. The butter would melt and drip down on to the hot popcorn. That stuff with a cold Coke....there was nothing finer. :D

11-17-09, 09:56 PM
Hell Yeah! I have one of those yellow and white hot air poppers! So much better than the Microwave.

11-17-09, 10:09 PM
^Nice, those are so good eh? Mine is yellow top, white base.

11-17-09, 11:25 PM