Body shops employ all kinds of sorcery when it comes to correcting crimes against sheetmetal. Their arsenal of tools is wide and varied and almost always includes a massive suction cup or two. You know, just like the powerful GoPro suction mount.

A skilled hand can apply the suction cup, give a swift yank and fix large, unsightly dents as if they were never there. Curious to apply the theory to your own bruised fender? You're in luck. The video below shows a handful of Kiwis getting crafty with a GoPro mount to fix the rear quarter on their Starlet GT.

Don't have a GoPro? Don't sweat it. Depending on the size and location of your ding, you can pull off the same trick with a little water and an old-school toilet plunger. The move has been saving teenagers from parents' wrath for years. Check out the clip below to see just how well the suction-cup bodywork fix turns out.

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      Richard Langis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mighty Car Mods rules. They're maaaaaad.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Josh Martini
      • 2 Years Ago
      By a handful of kiwis do you mean a handful of Australians...
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Rachel Benson
      • 6 Months Ago

      I have never heard of removing a dent with a device like this.  I always thought you had to replace the part of the car that was dented.  I didn't realize that a repair could be as simple as this.  Is the process that a body shop would use?

      Davey Hiltz
      • 8 Months Ago

      I wouldn't expect that a GoPro could remove dents like that. I guess they have top quality suction cups for their devices, I'd want one for mine. I've done the plunger trick though. It works pretty well for major dents, now I have to figure out how to get the little ones. 

      Anaice Bize
      • 3 Months Ago

      It is funny how they mention that this saved kids from their parents' wrath.  It is so true, during high school, I dinged my car agains a retaining wall and used a suction cup to fix it.  I didn't have a gopro at the time, but now I do, so I'll keep that in mind for the next time.

      Anaice Bize  | 

      • 2 Years Ago
      Why are people so careless about flinging their doors and denting/damaging cars in the first place? Cars are the second most expensive household purchase (next to house)... don't they have respect to other people's property?
        • 2 Years Ago
        People who drive family cars (especially older ones) are desensitized to damaging others' property when they care so little about their own. Sad but unavoidable, so I try to avoid non-premium SUVs, dirty vans and other family haulers when I park.
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol you can still see the ripples so it's not really like new. waste of good money to buy that. imo
      • 2 Years Ago
      dent puller is 5 dollars. A suctioncup is a suctioncup is a suctioncup. why is this on the front page of autoblog
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