For dent removal, there are a number of options to consider. How bad the damage is, whether the surface is painted or will need repainting and whether there is other damage to the metal are all considerations that should be examined. However, one method that's been saving people lots of time and money on dent repairs is to use an electromagnetic tool.

Electromagnetic Dent Removal

The process for removing dents via an electromagnet is very simple. A coil inside of the tool is used to create a strong electromagnetic field. As the tool creates a field, it causes an effect on the dented metal. The field on the dented side is collapsed, and the magnetic field on the back side tries to push forward. This results in the dent pushing itself out as the magnetic fields try to align themselves.

The entire process usually takes no more than 15 minutes per dent, and the equipment is readily available for a variety of repair needs if a person is willing to purchase it.


Electromagnetic dent removal has a large number of advantages. It's fast--able many times to be set up and completed in less than half an hour. It's also cheap, since the tools are relatively simple and there's no need to get into small, cramped places.

However, if you're thinking about getting this service, it's best to find out whether it's applicable to your particular dent problem, and whether anyone in your vicinity has the necessary equipment to perform this service.

Appointment and Appraisal

Finding a place that performs commercial electromagnetic dent removal may be difficult. The Yellow Pages is a good place to look for a service shop in your area that may provide it.

If you find a service provider, describe your dent problem and see if they think it's appropriate to be removed with electromagnetic means. If the dent doesn't need to be repainted and is on an entirely metal surface that would otherwise need to be removed or opened in order to be fixed, chances are it's a good candidate.

This procedure usually is used on planes, but some automobiles may qualify, depending on their makeup and the individual service provider.