Need input... Dented gas tank cover.

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OK... First boo boo on the vmax. Parking in garage and kickstand was on half rug and half concrete floor.... Slip... Fell on me (left side) I protected it BUT my right elbow dinged the plastic gas tank cover. Paint fine, just round Dent (looks like a shot put fell on it lol).

What's the best way to get Dent out without breaking paint? Heat gun? Freeze it? Just ouch from underside???
 

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Thought it was plastic it's so light... But it metal... Heat gun and oven gloves got most. Then more heat and rubber Mallett and all better
 

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Whew. Nice recovery. I've been able to hammer small dents out that have no creases, but luckily I haven't had a shotput-sized one. Glad it worked out.
 

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I got very lucky... Took abkut 45 min total but worth it. Heat and press and repeat then heat both sides rubber Mallett and repeat a lot.. Could have been $
 

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Well done on that, I thought the tank was double skinned so it would not have been possible.

I would have suggested a sucker to pull the dent out but there are dent removal kits that use glue on tabs, (not used one myself but I know that paint when done properly, is pretty hard to pull off the metal), the glue being removed using a solvent.
 
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Looks good. I was going to advise a Dent King kit from the local Auto Parts store. But seems you've taken care of the problem. Well done... 👍
 

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