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Hollow leveling (removing dent without a dolly)

Hollow leveling can only be used on areas which are accessible from the rear.

Hollow leveling (removing dent without a dolly)

Des cript ion Description
1 Center of dent
2 Spoon

During hollow leveling, the dent is removed from the inside a using suitable panel beating tool and applying knocking or pressing movements. High spots around the edge of the dent area are flattened with blows from the aluminum or wooden headed hammer.

The usual tools are for instance hammers of various designs, dollies, levering irons and various spoon irons. The correct choice of tool is made depending on the shape of the dent and the access which is possible.

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