Advice on removing dent from the tank of a vintage Schwinn Jaguar..thanks!


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bikemonkey

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Jun 25, 2016
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I am restoring this '59 Schwinn Jaguar and am thinking that using a soft rubber hammer over a block of Styofoam will be the best way to improve the appearance..ideas? http://i.imgur.com/3wDU2FT.jpg
 

Oilit

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Concord NC
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I remember seeing a video somewhere, maybe Youtube, guy was hammering sheet metal supported on a sand bag. People post all kinds of how-to videos on YouTube.
 

bikemonkey

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 25, 2016
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That's an excellent tip! Thanks so much!
 

kwoodyh

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Jun 2, 2017
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Harbor freight sells a small hand size leather shot filled bag that is perfect if you can get to both sides of the dent. If it's just a soft dent and not a crease in the tin, hammer and dolly work is much easier on vintage sheet metal it will usually return to it's original shape.
 

kwoodyh

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Next picture is the same dent but the surface has been cleaned a bit and it is from the other direction, this dent is almost a crease.

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kwoodyh

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Dent from the underside. I mark the peak with a paint pen.

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kwoodyh

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Jun 2, 2017
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Trusty homemade wooden mallet and the shot filled leather bag from Harbor Freight, and after a couple of well aimed smacks. A picture of the little bike the fender goes on.

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