Common tools required for paintless dent removal include knock downs, hammers, rods, tips, window wedges and upholstery tools. Other commonly used tools include brace tools for left and right hands and S hooks. Paintless dent repair tools are sold individually or in kits.
The complexity of paintless dent repairs on vehicles requires using several sizes of some common tools. Knock-down hammers come in small or large sizes and hammer kits may include a 12-inch, 22-inch and 32-inch hammer. Other hammer types include blending hammers and slide hammers. Numerous rods are used in this type of dent repair, including the single-bend and double-bend rod, some of which have interchangeable tips. Additional rods that come in handy on repair jobs are hail rods, truck bed rods and rods with hooks.
Because of the precise nature of paintless dent removal, interchangeable tips in a multitude of sizes are purchased by professionals. Accessories used on the job include dent benches and dent dollies. A dent bench with a hood stand is a portable platform with adjustable arms and legs. Dent dollies are handy for working dents at various angles and knocking down corner-wrapped high spots. Paintless dent repair work can require the use of dozens of tools due to fluctuations of light and shadow on vehicles.