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Jus10britt 04-08-2013 12:15 PM

Dents in s steel
Anyone know how to get dents out of a steel refrigerator door ?

md2lgyk 04-08-2013 02:00 PM

I hope somebody answers. I'd like to know myself LOL.

djlandkpl 04-08-2013 03:11 PM

I did a quick Google. Seems like dry ice is a fan favorite.

Thurman 04-08-2013 03:38 PM

Warm the area with the dent with a hair dryer just a bit too warm to the palm. THEN apply the dry ice to the dented area. Usually (?) this will cause the metal to shrink and pull the dent out. Dry ice hard to find? Just use a regular ice cube. Dry ice just lasts longer per application. This works on small auto body dents also.

Seattle2k 04-08-2013 03:45 PM

Either of those suggesting ice and heat, have you personally had success with those methods?

djlandkpl 04-08-2013 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by Seattle2k (Post 1154915)
Either of those suggesting ice and heat, have you personally had success with those methods?

I've never tried it. I do know that it's done for auto body work.

Oso954 04-08-2013 04:58 PM

The heat & ice will work on rounded dents and pop them out. Unfortunately, a lot of door dents are caused by sharp corners on the object striking them. So the ding or crease will not come out.

You can try one of the outfits that advertise paintless dent repair for automobiles.

If your fridge is SS steel the results may not be as completely invisible as the repair on enameled finishes.

r0ckstarr 04-08-2013 08:32 PM

While i have never tried it either, there are videos showing the process on Youtube of the mentioned heat and ice.

Jus10britt 04-09-2013 09:52 AM

My dents are dings I guess (with point and not just round ) that's why I was doubting the ice and heat myself

JasperST 04-09-2013 10:20 AM

I have done it successfully by removing the interior panel and working a rounded tool through the foam to the dent. Careful and back and forth motions are the operative words. On a freezer door (top mount) I drilled a small hole in the bottom and worked the tool up to the dent, then filled the hole with silicone.

wkearney99 04-09-2013 06:02 PM

Check on what a replacement door skin would cost. I've got to get a new one for our fridge, it had a shelf land on it during the move and creased it, but good. New skin is about $200. It'll be an adventure pulling the whole thing apart, I'm sure, but less than the price of a new fridge...

Jus10britt 04-10-2013 12:16 PM

I didn't think about removing the skin . If I do that taping it out may be good enough at least better

wkearney99 04-10-2013 01:20 PM

Yup, 'less worse' is often good enough.

oldhouseguy 04-10-2013 03:23 PM

Strategically placed refrigerator magnet.


Deja-vue 04-10-2013 04:05 PM

If it is not Stainless:

Why not sand the entire Door down, repair the Dents with Car body filler, prime the Door, then paint it again in any color you like?

They also have some Colors now that look like Stainless.

A replacement Skin cost about $500, by the way.

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