Does metal have memory?


Simple answer. No. When you car was produced, flat sheets of mild steel or aluminum were stamped into shape in a huge punch and die under 100’s of tons of pressure to form a panel. If steel had memory your panels would be constantly straining to be that flat piece of steel again. When we remove a dent we are basically sculpting by hand the affected area back to the shape it was stamped into. It would be great if metal had some sort of memory (even if simply to make it easier on a dent mans arms and wrists) but unfortunately it doesn’t.

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