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    • minibbb
    • By minibbb 8th Apr 18, 3:52 PM
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    Removing dent from stainless steel?
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    • 8th Apr 18, 3:52 PM
    Removing dent from stainless steel? 8th Apr 18 at 3:52 PM
    Afternoon folks


    Ive just had a new Bosch cooker hood installed and have noticed a small dent in the stainless steel on top of the main hood (its a flat top chimney hood)


    Im not sure if this was caused during installation or was like that in the box (which wouldn't surprise me as my Bosch integrated microwave was badly scratched straight out of the box!!)


    Anyway.... seeing this small dent does niggle me so I wondered if anyone has ever had any success in removing similar dents?


    Google suggests dry ice, hairdryers etc but I don't want to waste time on these things if they don't work!


    Many thanks for any suggestions If it cant be helped Ill just have to live with it ha!
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 8th Apr 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 4:31 PM
    Who purchased and installed the cooker hood?

    If you employed someone to do it then they should repair or replace it.

    You might be able to beat it out in a manner similar to car body panel beating if you can access the reverse side.
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    • minibbb
    • By minibbb 8th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
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    My builder installed after I bought it but I wouldn't accuse him without knowing- I imagine it came like that and just didn't notice upon installation. I'll have a look and see if I can get behind it thank you.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 8th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 9:53 PM
    I think if you try to fix it yourself you'll end up looking back fondly to when there was just one small dent.

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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 8th Apr 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 10:49 PM
    Maybe someone who does paintless dent removal (smart repairs) for car would be able to sort, if they can access the rear of the dent?
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 9th Apr 18, 9:30 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:30 AM
    I think you will probably end up with a more noticeable mark if you try & do anything with it.
    Disguise it would be better & simpler.......
    • rubble2
    • By rubble2 9th Apr 18, 9:50 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:50 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:50 AM
    Don't know if they would attempt a repair on stainless steel but you could try one of the mobile paintless dent removal people that carry out work on cars. They can produce excellent results on car body dents but the stainless may be too heavy a gauge for it to be effective.
    • minibbb
    • By minibbb 9th Apr 18, 9:01 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:01 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:01 PM
    Thanks everyone for your replies think I'm going to live with it as wouldn't want to make it any worse!
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 9th Apr 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:12 PM
    Stick a fridge magnet on it!
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 9th Apr 18, 9:21 PM
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    Don't know if they would attempt a repair on stainless steel but you could try one of the mobile paintless dent removal people that carry out work on cars. They can produce excellent results on car body dents but the stainless may be too heavy a gauge for it to be effective.
    Originally posted by rubble2
    There's an edition of Wheeler Dealers where they do up a Delorean that had a dent in the bonnet. They found a guy who specialises in dents in stainless steel. Probably not financially viable for the extractor hood though..
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