We get this question a lot. “Can my dent be simply popped out with a suction cup?”
The short answer is that, no, suction cups will not “pop” and dent out. On larger damage you may be able to reduce the size of the damage with a suction cup but please be warned. Doing this will not lessen the cost of a real repair and may actually cause more work for a technician. Metal requires lows and highs to be addressed at the same time during a repair and a suction cup, unfortunately, only pulls soft lows but will tighten other areas beyond repairability.
It makes sense. It went in so quickly, can’t it come out just as easily and quickly? Some might have even seen social media videos of dents being “popped out” very quickly that looks seemingly perfect.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen like this in a real repair scenario. Most metal has a memory and can be manipulated back to its original shape but it takes great patience and it must be done very slowly and methodically.
In order to protect the integrity of the exterior paint, our technicians need to control the entire process from start to finish. We do use glues and adhesives to move chunks of metal quickly, but it will always require some fine tuning, pushing and blending to make it look actually perfect.