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Old 07-23-2000, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question How to fix small impact dimples?

My Scooby received its first noticible door-impact dimple this week on the passenger-side rear quarter panel, right on the crease midway between the window and the wheel well. The paint damage about 5mm square, to the metal and the dimple is noticeable from 15 to 20 feet away. Do these things cost a lot to repair? Short of bondo and repainting the whole quarter, do body shops have a good method of patching up these small dimples without it looking like a hack from 2 feet away?

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Old 07-23-2000, 02:24 PM   #2
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3 words - Paintless Dent Removal. Try seeing if Dent Wizards is near you, or Dentbusters. They can both fix it for ~$100 or so, minus fixing any paint damage.

I had hail damage taken out this way and you can't even tell the car had damage in the first place.
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Old 07-23-2000, 03:30 PM   #3
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I work at a Lincoln dealer and we use The Dent Wizard all the time, they can take out most dents, as long as they are not creased or the paint is damaged

I had a small dent in my R.F. fender of my Scooby(no doubt from someone elses car door) and I asked him to take a look. Sure enough he got it out, he also found another dent in the fender and took that out too! Cant even tell they were there

He liked my car so much, and the color BRP, he only charged me 10 bucks!

They do a good job, you should check'em out.

Jay McDade

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Old 07-23-2000, 04:20 PM   #4
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These dent removal guys are great! I had a local guy do my car turns out he's an Austrailia native. He got so excited over the car telling me about his WRX back home! Cool guy removed 5 dents for $50 what a deal I've looked at very close and found no trace
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Old 07-23-2000, 04:25 PM   #5
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Same here I had the PDR done to a few cars. One had 2k worth of hail dammage. They replaced the hood and did the Paintless on the rest of the car. You couldn't tell where it was done. Much better than having it repainted IMHO.
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Old 07-23-2000, 04:39 PM   #6
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Some people just have no respect for other peoples cars. I have had 3 new dimples on my car in the last three months. Even though I am now very anal on where I park my car, there is no avoiding other peoples ignorance!!!
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Old 07-23-2000, 04:49 PM   #7
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you said it scooby!!
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Old 07-23-2000, 04:51 PM   #8
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Its just the general lack of respect for other people and their property. Its impossible to avoid them. Hell even if you were rich you can't build a walled in neighborhood and refuse to sell homes to the stupid. Like they will get smarter just by living next door to you? Please intelligence by osmosis? I wonder if they make a car cover out of Nerf? I'll stop before I start a rant about stupid people.
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies! I found a Dent Wizard a few blocks from my office. I'll give feedback after the repairs.
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Old 07-24-2000, 08:53 AM   #10
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Does anyone know how Dent Wizard works their magic? I have seen cars go to them before and after, and their work is amazing. You cannot even tell they touched the paint.
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Old 07-24-2000, 10:32 AM   #11
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fyi allz!
download the video on MSN.com

there is an article and video
http://carpoint.msn.com/jump/news/Jp..._4018966_6.asp

i got a good ding from hail last week (hail in boston is rare) on the roof and fender.

only 2...i guess some of the chunks of ice were big enuf to dent...most of the hail was small and shattered on impact...

i may get the pdr done...
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Old 07-24-2000, 04:54 PM   #12
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ive seen the dent wizard work their magic on cars at the dealer i work at, ive seen them use simple plastic hammers to extravigant mirror and lights scutcioned to the car just to see the dent. they have lots of neato tools also, its amazing what they can do.
Most of the time they dont even half to take anything apart to get the dents out, they have all kinds of special tools for getting behind dents.

Jay McDade
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Old 07-24-2000, 06:52 PM   #13
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Hey McDade, you live in Jersey..
Is this done by a Auto Parts Specialist or it's actually a place called Dent Wizards? I too am furious about the dents, I have to dings...one on each fender. Then some a*shole scraped my rear bumper trying to squeeze into a street parking space, that's NYC for ya. Those jack@sses. Anyway, tried hot waxing the heck out of it, got most of it out and used some touch up you can tell if you get close. Not to mention some touch up paint didn't actually have a nice layer in some areas. I'm so pist.......
Any help anyone????? :{
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