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Jeepstircrazy
Hi all, I just got done reviewing Guff's posting on how he removes dents with freezing water and he mentions some use heat...here is a method that may work if we can figure out a way to secure the fount!
I found this while searching for methods of removing dents from a 60's Avion...here are a variety of dent shapes and sizes and the results are impressive!
 
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Hot Diggity
Very timely post.  Thank you.  I've been considering trying this on a couple founts. 

Would be interesting to collect all the other dent removal methods in one place.
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Tigerfans2
Looks like it's worth a shot, thanks for the link.

Now...about guys wearing culottes 
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Gunhippie
A trailer or car has a little more mass than a lantern. Securing the fount so you can use a slide-hammer might put more dents in it than you remove.

The technique I'd like to try is Electromagnetic Dent Removal. It's supposed to work on any conductive metal. I've seen it used to remove hailstone dents, and it was pure magic! Kinda loud.... Maybe one of you all down in real hail country could take a dented fount to the shop and see how it works?
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Tigerfans2
I'll try it on a low value CQ 1st. Then I'll put a lantern in my lantern vise and start slow and easy
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Jeepstircrazy
Tigerfans 2 , can you post a pic of your lantern vice? If it is something that would improve fiddling with these things I'll take all the pointers I can get!
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campinut
I used a paintless dent place before and watched him remove several dents in my car. He had a bucket of nylon tipped rods to manipulate them through access holes in my doors. Was impressed with the varation of rods and if it had an angle that woulld not reach? you can adjust the rod to work. While the filler holes on lanterns have limited space, it could work on some easier to reach, shallow dents..campinut..
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Jeepstircrazy
Just re-reading some of the input here and I like the electromagnetic method Gunhippie mentioned but I don't think it would do anything to a brass fount. And now I have procured my first dented fount ...a 220 B that is dented above the filler neck on both sides , almost looks factory but you know it isn't when you observe the collar dosen't quite follow the contours of your fount! So my mind switched into gear and I started thinking about Guff's ice method and I was wondering about heat. Has anyone ever heated a fount and then suddenly introduced a blast of air pressure to the inside of the tank? A short blast from an air compressor , albeit a controlled amount... and instead of heating the whole fount how about heating just the dent with a heat gun? Thoughts? I think it may be worth a try, but should I do it to a 220B? Anybody speculate or cogitate on this? I'd love to hear some input, ideas.....
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