frame dent removal

NigelFinnighan

Rocky Mountain Fan
Paul Brodie did a good youtube video on it. I used that technique to take a few out, or at least make it less noticeable. It will make scratches so be prepared, depending on your finish.
 

danson67

Retrobike Rider
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It depends a lot on where the dent is and how deep your 'shallow dent' is.

Middle of a top/seat/down tube, without any cracking or sharp edges, then roll it out, fill any dimpling that's left and finish.
If it's near to a major joint, or anywhere within, say 10 cm of the head tube or BB, then the tube will need more major work, or full replacement and (depending on the alloy) solution/quench/age or just age cyles.

All the best,
 
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