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Old 10-11-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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So I been upset/angry because I have recently found some dings on my car. They are all over the roof and hood. They aren't full blown dents in my mind, they are hard to feel, but when you move around and the light hits you can see the many dings. I had no idea how I got them until the idea hit me on the head, literally. My neighbor's tree has been raining down acorns. Is there anything that I can do to fix them? I am sure I could hammer them out, but I don't feel comfortable with that. I know I can have them pulled out, but since there is so many it would be super expensive.

Another thought, I am flirting with the idea of a CF hood from Seibon. Is a CF hood more resilient to dings and dents like acorns than the stock metal hood? Or do I risk getting dents in it just like the stock one?

Any help at this point would be great, this is my dream car, and it kills me that it is now ruined.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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subie hoods are easy to dent because theyre alumnium...CF hoods are really just fiberglass with a carbon fiber mat overlay, unless your spening $2000 for the real deal. so the cf should really dent , if anything itll crack... with carbonfiber hoods though if you dont atleast get them clear coated the gelcoat will begin to fade and haze and dull out.

i would not go around trying to "hammer" out dents or dings, bodymen dont even do it like that, certain ways things should be done with the right knowledge, you best bet would be to find a paintless dent repair guy or shop in your area and get a quote from him or them. it would be alot cheaper then sending it to a body shop to get mudded up and then have to get the car repainted. a good all over paint job is $5000+ and that doesnt really include fixing all the dents and dings, so yeah paintless dent repair might be exspensive but repairing and repainting will be 5 times as much
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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Acorns definitely ding like crazy. When I'm at my parents I can sometimes hear the things hitting the car and it drives me nuts. I know exactly what you mean about the dings and I'd be really interested in what you do to fix this.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Acorns definitely ding like crazy. When I'm at my parents I can sometimes hear the things hitting the car and it drives me nuts. I know exactly what you mean about the dings and I'd be really interested in what you do to fix this.
no pun intended, I'm sure
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:15 PM   #5
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i feel your pain on the dents and dings. the guy who had my car before me didn't take care of it at all, it has paint chips, dings dents and even spots where he tried to cover them up with cheap ass touch up paint. the right fender isn't the stock fender and whoever the body shop was that painted it didn't clear coat it so it's got about 20 little black chips where the paint has peeled off. it really pisses me off and it's getting to the point where i'm thinking about getting the whole car repainted.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
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So I been upset/angry because I have recently found some dings on my car. They are all over the roof and hood. They aren't full blown dents in my mind, they are hard to feel, but when you move around and the light hits you can see the many dings. I had no idea how I got them until the idea hit me on the head, literally. My neighbor's tree has been raining down acorns. Is there anything that I can do to fix them? I am sure I could hammer them out, but I don't feel comfortable with that. I know I can have them pulled out, but since there is so many it would be super expensive.

Another thought, I am flirting with the idea of a CF hood from Seibon. Is a CF hood more resilient to dings and dents like acorns than the stock metal hood? Or do I risk getting dents in it just like the stock one?

Any help at this point would be great, this is my dream car, and it kills me that it is now ruined.
Someone shares my pain. I have two big acorn trees in the backyard of my new house that pelted away my hood, roof, trunk and the top of one of my rear fenders. Like some people have suggested look into paintless dent repair places in your area.

Also try and pick up something to protect your car going forward. I recently bought a car cover online (Evolution 4 IIRC) and bought some foam and taped it to the top of the cover where my roof, trunk and hood sit. It isn't the prettiest solution in the world but I'm certain that the acorns wont ding my car anymore.

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subie hoods are easy to dent because theyre alumnium...CF hoods are really just fiberglass with a carbon fiber mat overlay, unless your spening $2000 for the real deal. so the cf should really dent , if anything itll crack... with carbonfiber hoods though if you dont atleast get them clear coated the gelcoat will begin to fade and haze and dull out.
Would it really crack? I'm only curious because I have been thinking about getting a carbon hood and trunk. My understanding is that it would only crack if hit with a lot of force. I would hardly think a falling acorn wouldn't be enough to crack carbon fiber hood or else regular driving on the highway with rock chips would wreck hoods in no time at all.
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