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Old 10-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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paintless dent removal

can somebody share their experience with paintless dent removal.. I got this dimple on the middle of the driver side door, right on the body line that I wanted fixed.. I am looking at paintless dent removal.. I am just not sure if they can fix it like nothing happened..
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yup they can!! I had one on my car when I got it. They had it for a week, but when she came back you couldn't tell where it was. Mine was on the passenger side door right where yours is. They do magic!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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Yup they can!! I had one on my car when I got it. They had it for a week, but when she came back you couldn't tell where it was. Mine was on the passenger side door right where yours is. They do magic!!
thanks for the info
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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I had one in my hood and it was pretty sharp. The guy came to my house and fixed it in 20 min and charged me $20. They are usually pretty strait forward about what they can and can not fix.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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thanks for the info
You're welcome!! I'm sorry I can't tell you more, but since it came off the lot that way the dealership handled all the details and price.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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It's an art. Get the right person and you cannot tell where a properly fixed dent was in the first place. That is, if they say they can fix it. Some dents can't be done this way.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Yep had 4 taken out on the passenger side of my car.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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Like said above it is an art. I do this as a second job and if you want someone to do it ensure they have the right tools and the experience with those tools. The rule with creases most of the time if the crease is not broken or crossed it can return. Most modern metals are forgiving.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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a good PDR tech can do wonders! I have used the local guy here a few times on my tahoe and he never fails to amaze me!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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i had one on my door on the body line and i found a guy that took it out in 30mins and he buffed out the scratch
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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I just had one removed, dealer over extended fuel door causing a crease in the fender. I didn't think they would be able to fix it, but now you can't tell there was ever a dent there.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #12
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I had 4 dents done 2 on the driver front fender next to the hood and 1 on each fender right above the Camaro letters. I can not see them now.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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Just had two dings removed from passenger side door last week. Company showed up right on schedule and fixed it in the driveway. They were both right on the Crease. $100 and good as new. Years ago they used to say if they were on a bodyline, you were SOL and better head to the BodyShop.
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Had quite a few small dents/dings removed! Quick, quality, and pretty cheap for what you get.....which is huge piece of mind that you have no more dents/dings!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #15
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can somebody share their experience with paintless dent removal.. I got this dimple on the middle of the driver side door, right on the body line that I wanted fixed.. I am looking at paintless dent removal.. I am just not sure if they can fix it like nothing happened..
Had a large ding in the fender of my 4th Gen right in front of the rear wheel... about the only metal on the whole side of the car and some kid in a minivan found it.

Paintless took it out for about $75 and I could not see any trace of it after... and this was on a black car.

Highly recommended.

Just be sure to see a person with a good reputation. Bad workmanship can be in any profession.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #16
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I just had one removed, dealer over extended fuel door causing a crease in the fender. I didn't think they would be able to fix it, but now you can't tell there was ever a dent there.
Jeepers.... what is the fender made from that the plastic fuel door can bend the fender????
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #17
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Question about PDR, will I still be able to have the dent fixed if its been there a while? I have one thats been there for almost 8 months and the other about 6 months now, never even heard of PDR until a little while after they happened(i must be living under a rock, I know) and don't even know of any around me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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If you're worried, ask a reputable body shop who they use for this type of "injury." I had one removed over the front driver's side tire...right on the crease. Can't even tell and I have IOM paint. My guy said as long as it wasn't down to the metal and rusted it would work.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #19
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Tried taking pics the day I found them to send to the DentRepairCompany before they came out. They didn't show up.:( Trust me they are there on the bodyline which you can't see as well. Sometimes a good wax job doesn't help.
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Question about PDR, will I still be able to have the dent fixed if its been there a while? I have one thats been there for almost 8 months and the other about 6 months now, never even heard of PDR until a little while after they happened(i must be living under a rock, I know) and don't even know of any around me.

Yes it is returnable PDR has no time frame
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Yes it is returnable PDR has no time frame
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #22
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I'm one of those dent guys, I have my own PDR business. Love it! Removed 4 dents in mine (previous owner didn't mention to tell me about them after an 8 hour drive one way) All were on the body lines right on both doors. Got them out within a matter of minutes.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #23
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I'm one of those dent guys, I have my own PDR business. Love it! Removed 4 dents in mine (previous owner didn't mention to tell me about them after an 8 hour drive one way) All were on the body lines right on both doors. Got them out within a matter of minutes.
What part of Indiana you from?
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I'm from the Anderson area
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