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Having tackled most mechanical issues on my M5, I'm looking to improve the cosmetics now. There're a few dents/scratches on body panels, some I inherited, others I contributed hiha. Now I have no autobody experience, but one of my shortcomings is I can get real ambitious. hiha

So I gathered up various tools and started filling up the garage, but still need a stud welder for pulling dents, etc. It needs to be 110V, 15/20A circuit, is there anything people recommend for home garage use (not too bulky):7:?
 

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Its a complex dent, I would have used hammer and dolly but there is metal bracing behind the panel so the dolly won't fit. I tried sourcing used panels but those are rare, even from the M5 part king himself. I just got a compressor and hvlp gear so thought might as well go to town and learn something new. :)
 

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Can't help you with a review, but Eastwood is a pretty well respected company when it comes to DIY auto repair. I know my dad was happy with several things he got from them. They have a comprehensive line of products including stud welders and other dent repair tools and instructions.
Stud Welder - Stud Welding Equipment, Gun - Stud Welders Machine

What body panel are you having trouble finding? I was under the impression that all the major metal parts are standard E39 body panels and the main differences on the M5 were the composite fascia pieces front and back?
 
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