Searching for the best car body repair tools is no easy task. There’s thousands of car body repair tools out there and they all claim to be the best. We have compiled a list of some of the best car body repair tools of 2019 below.
10. Yoohe Car Windshield Repair Kit
The Windshield Repair Kit from Yoohe is a crack repair kit for windshields that includes everything you need to repair cracks, scratches, and chips that are less than 1 inch (25mm) in diameter. This is safe and effective for all laminated windshield problems including star-shaped damage, bullseye cracks, half-moon cracks, cobweb cracks and more.
All materials used in this kit are non-toxic and safe to use. Clean the target area thoroughly before attempting to repair the crack. Apply the resin into the cracks in the glass, apply the cured film, and dry and solidify using ultraviolet light between 5 and 10 minutes. The resin will harden and you can scrape off the excess with a spatula. This will help minimize the appearance of cracks and help reinforce your windshield so that the crack doesn’t spread and cause more damage.
Included in the kit is a bracket with 4 suction cups, a 2ml bottle of resin repair fluid, 5 cured films, an injection tube, instructions and a blade.
9. ABN Dent Puller Suction Cup, 2” Inch – Small Dents Remover for Pulling Automotive Car Hail and Door Ding Damage
The 2 inch in diameter Dent Puller Suction Cup from ABN has been engineered for pulling dents out of metal and plastic auto bodies. The suction on this dent puller is capable of lifting up to 10 lbs and will work on small or large dings and dents. Constructed out of durable extra strength rubber and ABS plastic, this dent puller will form a tight seal to most non-porous flat materials.
Thoroughly clean the area before use. We recommend using hot water on the area where the ding or dent needs pulled and then getting a firm grip on the area with the puller. A little soap will help the suction cup get a firm grip once the suction lever is pulled. If the dent has any breaks or fractures, you may not be able to use this puller to perform a repair.
As cheap as this item is, it’s worth trying it out in order to save yourself hundreds of dollars in repairs at your local mechanic. It may take more than one attempt to successfully pull out the dent.
8. Lisle 35260 Plastic Fastener Remover
The Plastic Fastener Remover by Lisle is especially handy when you need to quickly and safely remove plastic fasteners on your car. Most cars use plastic fasteners in order to hold air dams, fender linings, radiator shrouds, weather stripping, and other rubber or plastic parts. This tool will give you the proper leverage you need in order to easily force them out of their secure location.
It features a red plastic grip handle that provides a non-slip surface and allows you to comfortably grip the tool and apply the necessary force. In addition, there is a sliding urethane button that will give you some flexibility in applying leverage to remove the fasteners.
Be careful using this tool on any painted surface as the metal will scratch the surface. Use a cloth to protect your underlying material if you are concerned about damaging it.
7. J-B Weld 8267 SteelStik Steel Reinforced Epoxy Putty Stick
The SteelStik Steel Reinforced Epoxy Putty Stick contains 2 oz. (57g) of a hand-mixable non-rusting epoxy putty that will cure into a hardened material stronger than steel. Once the material has been given time to cure, it can be sanded, drilled, ground, machined or filed and then painted.
J-B Weld is a name synonymous with strong-setting epoxy that can be used to repair or fortify breaks, cracks, and fill in gaps in material. This is great for small or big jobs, and is still effective even in extreme environments. This can also be used for brick, concrete, metal, underwater and wet use, plumbing, stripped threads, exhaust systems and more.
This material once mixed will set within 3-5 minutes so be prepared to apply it immediately once you’ve mixed the material. After you’ve covered the target area, let it fully cure for at least 60 minutes and then you will be able to sand it down smooth. After sanding, it will then be ready to paint.
6. Meguiar’s X2020 Supreme Shine Microfiber Towels, Pack of 3
This pack of 3 Supreme Shine Microfiber Towels by Meguiar’s are wonderful when you need to hand-polish your car for that ultimate shine. The incredibly plush towels will help you work in or remove polishes, waxes, compounds, and spray detailers. The dual-sided microfiber pile is capable of absorbing almost two times more than traditional terry cloth.
Each of these towels are 16 inches by 24 inches in size and are machine washable for reuse. These towels are incredibly soft and can be used for interior car cleaning and general household cleaning as well.
5. Bondo 261 Lightweight Filler Pint Can – 14 oz.
If you’re planning on cutting out rust from your vehicle and trying to restore it to its original look, the first thought that usually comes to mind is this Lightweight Body Filler by Bondo. This is an original formula that will enable you to quickly repair and restore the look of your vehicle by adding this durable material to your car’s body.
This product is easy to mix with simple to follow instructions right on the box. It dries relatively quickly so mix small portions and apply as needed. Once it dries properly, you can then sand the material to get a nice, smooth finish that will fill any gaps, cracks, or breaks in your car’s body.
The finished product is waterproof, sandable, and paintable. If you’re filling large gaps, you may want to use a mesh of fiberglass, hardware cloth, or something sturdy to act as reinforcement for the material to bond to. This can also be used for household uses such as repairing faucets, sinks, counter tops, tubs, and other places where a waterproof material is needed to fill in.
4. 3M 357 Bondo Spreader, 3 Pack
The 3 pack of Bondo Spreader contains three different size spreaders that will make spreading and applying Bondo and any other filler, caulk, spackle, putty, or glaze easier. The spreaders have two rounded edges and two corner edges. They are incredibly flexible which will let you form the curves and shapes you need when trying to reform the original shape of your car’s body. The clean edges will make sure you’re able to smooth the fillers into a smooth finish.
These are reusable and can be cleaned with acetone in order to remove any excess putty or fillers left on the spreader. With the versatility of the different size options, you’ll undoubtedly be able to complete the autobody repair job of filling in gaps, cracks, crevices, breaks, or holes.
3. Car Foam Drill Polishing Pad Kit 22 PCS, 3 Inch Buffing Pads
The 22 piece Car Foam Drill Polishing Pad Kit by Petutu contains 16 3” Polishing Sponge Pads, 2 Woolen Buffer Pads, 2 Suction Cups, and 2 Drill Adapters. These polishing pads can be used time and time again for detailing and repairing scratches on your truck, car, SUV, or motorcycle. These will help cut and polish even the most set in car oxidation as these wool and foam pads are high quality.
The sponges are color-coded by their firmness, and this system is for use in any electric or pneumatic polishing machine. The wool pads are superior quality and are bendable, washable, and reusable.
After use, the pads should be cleaned and stored in a dry, cool place until their next use. If foreign particles are not cleaned off in between use, the result may damage your car’s paint.
2. REXBETI 700 Watt High Power Paint Sprayer, 1000ml/min HVLP Home Electric Spray Gun with 1000ml Container, 4 Nozzle Sizes, Easy Spraying and Cleaning, Perfect for Spraying Work
Painting your car is as easy as point and spray with the Power Paint Sprayer from Rexbeti. This paint sprayer offers 700 Watts of power and can hold up to 1000ml of paint or chemicals that you want to distribute evenly. The precise and adjustable spray pattern will help you create a smooth finish every time.
The power paint sprayer comes with 4 nozzle sizes and adjusted to 3 different spray patterns (circular, horizontal, and vertical). The nozzles are sized 1.5mm, 1.8mm, 2.2mm, and 2.6mm, giving you the option to choose the nozzle appropriate for the chosen task.
The paint output of the sprayer is adjustable as well with a flow control knob located directly on the sprayer. With a 6.6 ft power cord, you’ll be free to move around your work area in order to finish the job without realizing you don’t have enough power cord. This is also great for household projects like repainting fencing, interior walls, and even arts and crafts.
1. Trim Removal Tool, Car Panel Door Audio Trim Removal Tool Kit, Auto Clip Pliers Fastener Remover Pry Tool Set with Storage Bag 19 pcs
The 19 piece Trim Removal Tool Kit from PORAXY comes in red, blue, or yellow and offers a wide variety of trim removal tools. These nylon coated bars will provide the necessary strength and leverage at the proper angles in order to tackle most jobs.
These can be used to remove window trim, moldings, door panels, interior trim, radio/audio systems, and more. The sheer diversity in pry removal tools here will give you confidence. They feature ergonomic designed handles to let you reach into hard to reach crevices.
The package includes 11 interior trim tools for disassembly, 2 stereo removal tools, 3 car terminal removal tools, 2 release tools, trim clip removal pliers, and a convenient storage bag.