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#1 Old 09-12-2009, 05:47 AM
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Dings on my car

I have a few dings on my car, i can barely see them and they are not that bad.. i have like 3 of them.....what would you guys do in this situation, ignore it, or there is some sort of tools i can use to remove them myself.. i know from personal experience, dings can be very expensive to fix... i payed $125 bucks to get 2 out... they were small too..any body has any ideas? please let me know
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i have a few too, would love to get them fixed but i know its gunna be more than i want to spend

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If they really bug you, then check some places and get some prices. Then if the cheapest quote you get is worth it, then do it.

I had all my dings fixed about a year or so ago. I had two small ones, one on the driver door and one on the passenger door. I also had one on the rear passenger door on the body line. All cost me $75 to fix. I found it a reasonable price so I got it done.

A year later, I have one tiny ding on my passenger door that can only be seen when the car is spotless and at a specific angle. My car is dirty majority of the time and I don't see it so it doesn't bother me. I'm not going to pay to get it fixed.



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I have a few dents myself and i think this was discussed in the auto detail forum. I took a video similier to this that was posted in there. Just as long as the dent isn't creased this should work. I'll post a video soon. Just make sure you turn the can of compressed air upside down when you do this.

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wow, I might actually try this some time! That was sikk!

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i gotta try that! awesomeness!


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As far as the DIY approach, I bought my SER knowing it had many small dings/flaws. Being a extremely mechanical I figured I could give the dings a good run for their money. I rented some PDR (paintless dent removal) series videos and got the basics down. I first found out that the right tools, even made cheaply in china, are expensive. Second, even mechanically adept, it takes a lot of practice to get it right. I just about ruined my door the first time I tried it. It's not as easy as it sounds/looks, and respect goes out to the guys who do it for a living. I rarely pay someone to do anything to my car; usually only tires and A/C work. But I'm at the point where I'm willing to pay a skilled guy to remove the dings professionally. And it all depends on how picky you are. A pro will get it out and it will look good from any angle and in any light. The one I removed looks good only in certain light and looking at a certain angle. Catch the wrong angle/light and it looks like dog sh#t. That's the diff. between a Pro and a amateur job.

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Paintless dent removal shops are the way to go, ask to look at the work they've done before. I had two pretty nice size dings removed in the crease of the body line on the side for about 80 bucks and you wouldn't even know they had been there. Only took about 20 mins to do. Just my 2 cents.



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dang that was awesome.... but my dings are so small they can only been seen from certain angles...my car is sheer silver so you could barely tell... so will the hair dryer and cold compressed air work on the little dings? where can buy the compressed air like that?
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dang that was awesome.... but my dings are so small they can only been seen from certain angles...my car is sheer silver so you could barely tell... so will the hair dryer and cold compressed air work on the little dings? where can buy the compressed air like that?
Doubt it'll work, however if you want to give a try and give me some feedback so I can try it to you can buy those cans in Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, any shop that sells computers and such since their majority of the uses is to get dust out, I've seen some in Advance Auto Parts too.

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ugh, dont remind me of the dings on my car. they show up even worse when my car is clean. my paint def needs some tlc.
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