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Old 03-19-2002, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default door ding basics?

Well, I've tried very hard to keep my Rex out of harm's way in the parking lot, but I've ended up with a little ding on the rear passenger side door (people can be careless). Anyway, it's a small dent and the paint is not chipped. However, I'd like to get it fixed if possible but I'm unsure what is available or recommended. I've heard of "paintless dent removal" (advertised from a lot of detailing places). Is this any good? How does the process generally work? Any other thoughts on reasonable ways to have this remedied?

I appreciate any help!


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Old 03-19-2002, 02:01 AM   #2
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Drill small hole in the side of you door. The side that the latch is on. Get a long thin peice of metal with a curve on the end, no sharp corners. And stick it in the hole you drilled and slowly work the dent back out with the metal rod. Takes alittle practice!
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Old 03-19-2002, 10:21 AM   #3
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It depends on where the dent is. If it's on the door, they'll just go in down the window slot (no drilling required). They have special tools for this. I had it done to my (now gone) Legacy GT, and was able to watch. I was amazed! The car came out perfectly.

Most places are pretty cheap. I can't imagine that ding, to have a place do it the painless way, would cost more than $75 or so.

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Old 03-19-2002, 10:46 AM   #4
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Call a paintless dent removal place. It will be like 100 bux.

Once its removed you'll never even know it was there.

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