Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
River City Camaro Customs
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection

Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
kannon
 
kannon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS/M6
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 209
First door ding...done at dealership

I brought my car in today to have the airbag recall done and when I picked it up, there was this nice ding in the passenger door. It's pretty windy out today, so I'm guessing someone's door flung open during a wind gust. I pointed it out to the service writer and he said they can fix it if I drop it off next week. Anyone have experience with dealers fixing door dings like this? It's hard to tell in the picture but there is a slight crease above the ding that is about 4 inches long. The car only has 5k miles on it and the paint is flawless. No chips, dings, scratches, etc. Hopefully they can fix the damage but I'm worried that they'll botch the repair.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

kannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
toesuf94


 
toesuf94's Avatar
 
Drives: THR #11 E-force supercharged
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 4,804
Send a message via MSN to toesuf94
next week they can get the other door!

Most PDR guys can get those out pretty well without you even knowing it was there.
__________________
Cars and women are both going to give you problems...but you can pay somebody else to fix your car!
toesuf94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
kannon
 
kannon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS/M6
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 209
Do you what process they use for the repair? Do they just "fill in" the dent?
__________________
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

kannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: central VA
Posts: 2,508
dealership bodyshops are just like independent ones. some are good, some not so much.
jd10013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
Dtrimpi87
Banned
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS A6 & 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by kannon View Post
Do you what process they use for the repair? Do they just "fill in" the dent?
A paintless dent removal guy will have tools to go down through the top of the door between the window and massage the dent from the inside until its no longer there. I just had 3 taken out of my doors a couple weeks ago. Took about 30 minutes to do all 3. Its as straight as can be. I was quite amazed watching them do it.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
Dtrimpi87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
mcdoogle6969

 
mcdoogle6969's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS, 2008 Heritage 300C
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,879
And thus why I stay away from dealerships. The people who work on the cars really just don't care.
__________________
mcdoogle6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
Lanzz
 
Drives: 2011 Challenger
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 34
I had the same thing happen to my Challenger at a dealer in NYC when it had 37 miles on it. They had some hack PDR guy attempt to fix it - but it was not a great job. I spent another $200 to get it done myself, and if I look hard, I can still see it. If ever in the market for a Jeep / Dodge / Chrysler avoid Eastchester Dodge in the Bronx.

Kannon, I hope it works out better for you.
Lanzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
Dznts
Anabolic Connoisseur
 
Dznts's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown Camaro 2SS/RS LS3-2007 Tahoe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 24,529
A good PDR tech should be able to get that out!
__________________
Dznts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #9
Matic
 
Matic's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Summit White LS
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 338
id shank somebody for less.

Lanz, why did you pay out of your own pocket for their mistake? If they cant get it back to brand new, they either replace the door or pay for somebody else to get it right
Matic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #10
Cam2011

 
Cam2011's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dtrimpi87 View Post
A paintless dent removal guy will have tools to go down through the top of the door between the window and massage the dent from the inside until its no longer there. I just had 3 taken out of my doors a couple weeks ago. Took about 30 minutes to do all 3. Its as straight as can be. I was quite amazed watching them do it.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
That is quite the process, you almost are stunned that it actually works, but it does.
Cam2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
kannon
 
kannon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS/M6
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 209
Lol well it looks like this can go either way. I'll update this thread once they get a chance to fix it. Keeping my fingers crossed...
__________________
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

kannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #12
Dtrimpi87
Banned
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS A6 & 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam2011 View Post
That is quite the process, you almost are stunned that it actually works, but it does.
Yea I've never seen it done before. The guy that did my dent removal made it look easy. Had all kinds of weird looking tools.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
Dtrimpi87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #13
Ozzie RS
 
Ozzie RS's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 Camaro RS 2LT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kingwood,TX
Posts: 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by kannon View Post
I brought my car in today to have the airbag recall done and when I picked it up, there was this nice ding in the passenger door. It's pretty windy out today, so I'm guessing someone's door flung open during a wind gust. I pointed it out to the service writer and he said they can fix it if I drop it off next week. Anyone have experience with dealers fixing door dings like this? It's hard to tell in the picture but there is a slight crease above the ding that is about 4 inches long. The car only has 5k miles on it and the paint is flawless. No chips, dings, scratches, etc. Hopefully they can fix the damage but I'm worried that they'll botch the repair.
Well you trusted the dealer enough to buy a car from them why don't you trust them to fix it? They did after all offer to repair it for nothing, basically admitting it was their fault. Dealers with body shops have better training in repairs on their type of vehicles than your independent shops would be my guess.
__________________
Ozzie RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 01:56 AM   #14
kannon
 
kannon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS/M6
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozzie RS View Post
Well you trusted the dealer enough to buy a car from them why don't you trust them to fix it? They did after all offer to repair it for nothing, basically admitting it was their fault. Dealers with body shops have better training in repairs on their type of vehicles than your independent shops would be my guess.
Have you read the dealer horror stories on this forum? Even the posts in this thread make it seem like it can go either way.
__________________
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow

kannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #15
AGENT-006
AKA 'Mr. 006'
 
AGENT-006's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CGM Camaro
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fresno
Posts: 742
Quote:
Originally Posted by kannon View Post
Do you what process they use for the repair? Do they just "fill in" the dent?
they dont fill it in..they basically pop it back into place.
__________________
AGENT-006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 04:27 AM   #16
Worgnakh
Banned
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro V6 1LT
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dtrimpi87 View Post
A paintless dent removal guy will have tools to go down through the top of the door between the window and massage the dent from the inside until its no longer there. I just had 3 taken out of my doors a couple weeks ago. Took about 30 minutes to do all 3. Its as straight as can be. I was quite amazed watching them do it.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
What did that cost?
Worgnakh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #17
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: central VA
Posts: 2,508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozzie RS View Post
Dealers with body shops have better training in repairs on their type of vehicles than your independent shops would be my guess.
doesn't really matter. sheet metal is sheet metal. generally speaking though, dealerships tend to d better work. not because they're experts with their cars, but because they charge more and higher and retain better people. they don't really have to compete like independents do. just like with repair work, a lot of people will only let a dealership touch their car. money isn't an issue.
jd10013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #18
My Caroline

 
My Caroline's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2011 Camaro LS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,596
I actually had 3 dings removed. One right in the exact same place as yours. (on the door line right? It looks perfect now. Like it never happened. They can get them out and it only took them 15-20 mins to do all 3. The other two were TINY snake bits that were hardly noticeable. I didn't ask them to take them out because I didn't think they could. But they did anyways and it looks great.

Also, the PDR at my dealer didn't go down through the window. He glued the little pad on the dent and knocked it out with a weight. The glue pops off under pressure and leaves nothing behind. The only time they should ever have to go through the back is if the metal is stretched. Other wise, there will be enough tension in the sheet for the dent to pop.
__________________
White Fender Hashes from Big Worm Graphix
Custom White Bowties
GM Factory Remote Start and Factory Key Fob
SS Fascia
Factory RS HIDs
Plasma P13W fog lights
Non-RS to RS and fog light harness by Gen5DIY
LED Interior, Trunk, and Licence Plate lights in white
ZL1 Spoiler with Gen5DIY harness
3 inch round cut, rolled exhaust tips
Blacked out tail light bezels
Factory 20 inch wheels, Nitto Motivos
My Caroline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
Dtrimpi87
Banned
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS A6 & 2011 1LT/RS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Worgnakh View Post
What did that cost?
$50. Met me at my office, did his thing, and was gone 30 minutes later.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
Dtrimpi87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 08:12 AM   #20
Chevrolet Customer Svc


 
Chevrolet Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Drives: GM Vehicles
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by kannon View Post
I brought my car in today to have the airbag recall done and when I picked it up, there was this nice ding in the passenger door. It's pretty windy out today, so I'm guessing someone's door flung open during a wind gust. I pointed it out to the service writer and he said they can fix it if I drop it off next week. Anyone have experience with dealers fixing door dings like this? It's hard to tell in the picture but there is a slight crease above the ding that is about 4 inches long. The car only has 5k miles on it and the paint is flawless. No chips, dings, scratches, etc. Hopefully they can fix the damage but I'm worried that they'll botch the repair.
I can understand your concern with this. Please let us know if they were able to resolve your door ding issue. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via PM.

Brandon
Chevrolet Customer Service
Chevrolet Customer Svc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.