He Pours Boiling Hot Water On His Dented Bumper. Now Watch What Happens To The Dent!

Who wouldn’t like to save on the expense of bringing your car to a body shop when your bumper has been dented without any damage to the paint.  There are plenty of auto body repairs that you can take care of yourself, but the DIY approach you are about to watch in this video is so simple with incredible results!

Using a pail or teapot of boiling water, you will see how miraculously this guy fixes a dent to perfection.  Probably using rubber gloves for the safety of your hands would be advisable.  He pours a good amount of hot water on the outside of dent.  I’m watching, and can’t imagine where this is going!

He then reaches into the wheel well while the urethane is still hot and malleable, and pushes the bumper out to it’s original shape (This is best done on newer cars that have urethane rather than the metal on much older cars). It just pops right out, looking exactly as it did before the damage.

How does that magic occur?  The heat causes the plastic of the bumper to expand, allowing for flexibility that enables you to pop it back into shape.  Pouring a pot of cold water on it once it’s been reshaped will quickly cool it down, shrinking the plastic back into place and setting it in it’s repaired position.

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He Puts a Block of Wood In Boiling H2O. 2 Days Later An Awesome Unexpected Surprise!

Have you ever looked at something and wondered how the heck is it possible? Lots of things puzzle our brains and cause us to stop and think about how they were accomplished. Whether it’s through means of magic tricks, optical illusions, or even alien intelligence, the explanation is often much more simple than originally thought to be. The seemingly impossible nail through wood trick falls under this optical illusion/puzzle-type of conundrum.

If you’ve never seen the visually confusing puzzle before it features a nail which appears trapped within a block of solid wood. The piece lacks any drill holes and there is no physical way that the nail could have been hammered through the wood. The question it makes us ask ourselves is this; how did the nail get there?!

You no longer have to wonder because it’s been covered by Steve Ramsey on his YouTube channel where he shows exactly how it’s done. He gives us a comprehensive behind the scenes glimpse at the entire process from start to finish and it’s quite awesome.

He begins with a solid block of pine wood and cuts three evenly spaced slots halfway down into one side of it. After heating up a large pot of water to a boil, the wood is placed in it to simmer for about 10 minutes and then removed. Immediately after that the block is transferred to a wood clamp where it’s tightly compressed and sits for two days.

The force from the clamp causes the boiled portion of the wood to warp and mushes it down enough for a nail to be easily inserted through the inner slot pieces. Once the nail is in place the wood is boiled yet again for about ten minutes. The hot water causes it to expand back into it’s normal shape, and in the process the nail becomes entrapped within the sides of the block.

Simple science can explain the whole “trickery” at work here as the heating and cooling of the wood caused it to expand and contract. That, in conjunction with a little extra force from the clamp, allowed just enough room to insert the nail through the middle slots, while bypassing the end portion. It’s pretty cool that something so seemingly impossible turns out to actually be very possible indeed!

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