Slide Hammer Glue Puller User Instructions
(Mini lifter instructions are at the bottom of this webpage)
1.Apply hot glue to tab. Make sure glue is not
scalding hot to prevent damage to paint.
If glue is too hot, allow it to cool for about
10 seconds on the tab before you apply the tab
to the vehicle panel.
2. Apply tab to center of the dent.
Do not apply too much
pressure when applying the tab or you will create
too thin of a layer of glue between the car panel and
3. Let glue cool for about 45 - 60 seconds
(glue should be hard )
Come from under the tab head and
lock onto the tab. Then swivel the tip
so that the tips are facing right or left.
4. When using larger tabs, slide the weight towards
you without much pressure. Let the weight do the work.
Use several short and quick pulls instead of one
large pull. When using the smaller tabs, give a quick
strong pull as the tab will usually break lose on the
first pull. After each pull,spray some alcohol on the tab
or excess glue left on the panel and remove
the tab or glue with the plastic razor blade. You can also
try spraying the alcohol on the tab at
the end of your pulling, and give it one
hard pull to remove the tab. Repeat as needed.
5. If the tab comes off on its own, spray release solution
( Isopropyl Alcohol) on the glue and panel to release the glue .
6. Peal excess glue off with the provided
plastic razor blade or your fingernail.
7. Tap down any high spots with the nylon knock down
Repeat the process as needed. Most dents require several pulls.
Clean the surface of the dented area with the release solution (isopropyl alcohol) to remove any dirt or wax.
The larger the dent the larger the diameter pulling tab you should use. If you do have trouble getting the tab to stick when pulling you
may need to increase the size of the tab you are using. More pliable panel areas will require a smaller tab, however, more rigid areas may require a tab
that is even larger than the dent you are removing. If you have tried cleaning the area multiple times and tried larger tab sizes, then the dent may not be
fixable with a glue puller.
Make sure the glue is hot before applying to the tab.
When applying the tab to the panel make sure that you apply enough glue and pressure so that
The tab sticks to the panel with a strong bond.
When using smaller tabs, it can help to cover the outer edges with glue to create a better bond
with the tab since the surface area is smaller. This process can also be used with larger tabs when pulling more stubborn dents
Most of the time the glue will release from the tab before the car panel while you are pulling. You
will have apply several applications of the release agent to remove the glue from the car panel.
Use short quick pulls and make sure you are not pulling too hard or the tab may release too quickly.
Let the weight do the work.
For most dents, you will want to pull the dent further out than the panels normal surface (create a mound) and tap down
the high spots with your nylon knock down.
If you find that you have a small portion of the dent that is stubborn and won't remove with pulls, try
knocking down the perimeter of the dent to flatten the area and try another pull. Repeat the process as needed.
Do not use on panels that have been painted or have bondo. Only use on factory finishes
Glue pullers work best on shallow dents and pliable areas that have more flex.
Very deep dents may not come out all the way and may require a much more experienced pdr tech to remove them with good results.
When you remove the tab, if there is excess glue stuck to the tab do not try and remove it, just melt it with the
end of your glue gun tip and apply more glue on top of it.
The release solution can be replaced with Isopropyl alcohol which can be found at any drug store.
Glue pullers have limitations. They don’t afford you the precision that a Paintless Dent Repair pick does. They are a great asset for
removing dents that are not accessible with picks or for the amateur that does not know how
to use PDR picks to remove dents. Although glue pullers take much longer to use than a PDR pick,
In the right hands a glue puller can do a great job but it is always the second resort to a PDR pick.
ALL GLUE PULLERS HAVE LIMITATIONS AND CANNOT REMOVE ALL TYPES OF DENTS
RIGID AREAS OF THE PANEL
BODY LINE DENTS
GLUE PULLERS WORK BEST ON PLIABLE MORE ELASTIC AREAS OF THE VEHICLE.
If you have any problems or questions about your purchase, please send us an email
and we will do everything we can to assist you!
Warning: Keep release solution away from children
Click the video below for a demo of a hail dent repair
Mini Lifter Instructions
Clean the dent with Isopropyl Alcohol
Apply glue to the tab and through the tab holes
Apply tabs to center of dent. Do not apply too much pressure when applying the tab. For extra bonding, apply some glue around the outer
edges of the tab after you have attached it to the vehicle panel.
Allow glue to cool and harden. You can spray cold water on the tab to speed up the hardening time.
Slide the lifter over the tab shaft until the cone makes contact or almost makes
contact with the vehicle panel. Shallow dents may not require the cone to touch the panel until pulling (squeezing) begins.
Squeeze the mini lifter handle the desired amount or until the tab breaks free from the panel or to the desired amount of pull.
If the tab does not break free from the panel before you are done squeezing, twist the puller left and right with upward pressure to
release the stem from the puller. When removing the tab, always pull straight up in order to reduce the chance of bending the stem.
If tab cannot be release by pulling up, use the plastic razor blade and your alcohol solution to peel the tab from the panel.
Spray alcohol on the remaining glue and peel or scrape off with your fingernail or the provided plastic razor blace.
Knock down any high spots left after the pull using a reflective board or light as your guide. ( any straight line reflection will do)
To remove the tab from the lifter - With the handle released, pull while twisting the tab left and right until the tab comes free. WARNING - DO NOT
PUSH THE TAB ANY FURTHER INTO THE HOLE OF THE LIFTER OR THE TAB CAN GET STUCK AND MAY NOT COME FREE WITHOUT TAKING APART THE LIFTER.
Spray the tab with alcohol to remove the excess glue before using again.
Repeat the pulling process as necessary.