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Old 28-04-2006   #1
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Small dents

Hi, is there anyway i can pull small dents out from the outside?
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Re: Small dents

Help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

I got a dimple on my cars @rse (Punto) on the corner just above the bumper, the size of half a cricket ball.

Apparently it cant be sucked and would require panel beating. Any ideas of costs?

I know a lille dimple on the @rse cud look sexy, but its not for me
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Re: Small dents

Quote Originally Posted by Xilvah
Help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

I got a dimple on my cars @rse (Punto) on the corner just above the bumper, the size of half a cricket ball.

Apparently it cant be sucked and would require panel beating. Any ideas of costs?

I know a lille dimple on the @rse cud look sexy, but its not for me
PDR (paintless dent removal) will cost about 40 quid to sort that dent out. I take it the area's double skinned, so you can't get behind it. You may be able to pull it out with a small dent puller, but it may be labour intensive.
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PDR is magic to watch. It saves so much time in sanding/painting. I really recommend it, particularly if you can arrange to have several slightly-dented cars available for simultaneous treatment, which usually saves money.

Over here it cost me $90 to have six or seven dents sorted (about half an hours' work) which is about 35 quid. The results are excellent and it just makes you feel so much better once it's done.

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Re: Small dents

I took a pic of the "dimple"

Thank you for advising PDR, but does anyone know where i can have the PDR done? or recommend a place. Im based North West (greater Manchester/Lancashire)

Your help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you
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Re: Small dents

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PDR is magic to watch. It saves so much time in sanding/painting. I really recommend it, particularly if you can arrange to have several slightly-dented cars available for simultaneous treatment, which usually saves money.

Over here it cost me $90 to have six or seven dents sorted (about half an hours' work) which is about 35 quid. The results are excellent and it just makes you feel so much better once it's done.

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$90=35, which currency company you get that from, I'll be paying them a visit for american ebay money . 35 = $70ish IIRC
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Gaz - New Zealand dollars are less than $US...
I usually use my bank's website, http://www.westpac.co.nz/olcontent/o..._international
though in this case I think I must have just made a guess, since it's actually only £30! sorry about that

Xilvah - funnily enough, I had some Paintless Dent Repair done today, on a fairly deep ding caused by an impact crease about an inch long. It didn't work out very well! I ended up with a number of small outward dimples around it. Apparently creases stretch the metal and it's difficult to 'take up' the excess.

Looking at your photo, I'd say that will probably NOT come out very well with PDR. Sorry to hurt your feelings, and it would pay to get a second opinion, but in my experience PDR works best with damage that is perfectly circular and not including any creasing. From where I'm sitting, I think I can see two creases in this unfortunate case... plus the paint damage along the bottom, which will not touch up very well.

On the other hand, a panelbeaters should achieve an adequate metallic shade match in the small area concerned, with a blend near the corner being hard to notice - better than having to paint a complete door, etc. So it's not all bad news!

Good luck with it anyway,
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My bad with the currency
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Hi Alex

Thanks for your help, its greatly appreciated

Now to find a good panel beater with some nice paint
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Re: Small dents

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Now to find a good panel beater with some nice paint
Same here, I have more touch up's and work needed than i'd care to shake a stick at
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