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Seems like every other day I'm finding new dings here and there. I'm figuring it's a bout time for a visit to the dent doctor. Anyone here tried to have dings and dimples removed from their doors, fenders, fender lips? I know they can use suction cups for the bigger ones, but can this work for the smaller ones?

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Some of the places are hard to get to. I tried to take a door ding out myself and ended up making it look worse. That's why I'm going to the dent doctor this summer to get it taken out.

If you really wanna try, you can buy the "spoon" type body repair tools at J.C. Whitney. I'm sure you can get some of the dings out, but it's more work than it's worth, IMO.

One other thing, I have been to the Dent Doctor before. My '90 Legend had been smacked on the trunk with a golf ball. 3" wide, 1/2" deep dent. It took them most of the day, but they got it out and it only cost me about $100.

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I too am going to try this soon. I need a ding and a quarter size dent removed. They are also respraying the front and rear bumpers...total cost $500. Similar work at a body shop was $1500!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ahcjar103:
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Yup, didn't work at all for me. I also tried using a can of compressed air turned up-side-down (anyone who's played with one will know what I am talking about). No luck with either on any of my dings.

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Yeah..i find new dings all the time.. especially when i wash the car..hm..had a bad dream last night too..someone tried to steal the car and crashed it into a pole.

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YES... DAM peoples


I just found this VERY VERY BAD one on my front fender from last night.. it was dark and I was very tired from overnight studying.. so i didn't find out till this morning
i'm so pissed off


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pkw1:
YES... DAM peoples


I just found this VERY VERY BAD one on my front fender from last night.. it was dark and I was very tired from overnight studying.. so i didn't find out till this morning
i'm so pissed off


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If it's near the wheel well, and just a kind of depression, they can be pushed out fairly easily. I had a big one (like a baseball hit it) on my fender right at the edge of the wheelwell that I managed to push out with my hand. Of course, I screwed up the edge trying to straighten that, but at least it's the proper shape generally.
 

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I had 1 taken out of my fender...not by dent doctor but by someone at a body shop w/o using paint. It looks good.

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Originally posted by Scriber:
I had 1 taken out of my fender...not by dent doctor but by someone at a body shop w/o using paint. It looks good.

What'd it cost you?

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I had one in my passenger door... A company like dent doctor got it out and it looks great!!!!! he use a heavy duty roller on the inside of the door. I think that it was made out of rubber!!!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by LUDED1:
I had one in my passenger door... A company like dent doctor got it out and it looks great!!!!! he use a heavy duty roller on the inside of the door. I think that it was made out of rubber!!! </font>

Like Pete said, taking out dings at home can be more trouble that it’s worth.

But for “soft� dings that are accessible, I’ve found great success using wheels off my skateboard and my rollerblades(they’re rotting away in my garage anyway..finally seeing some action after all these years J). I guess they’re the homemade versions of the rollers that your body guy used.

What I basically do is grab the middle of the wheel, basically the bearings, and roll back and forth over the dent(from inside the panel) as many times as possible. Cover your finger tips(I use my index and my thumb) with some tape or wear gloves cuz they start burning. You can feel it as the wheel goes over the dent. I alternate between the two wheels depending on where the dent is. For dents on the front fenders, for example, the wheels are perfect.

For harder to reach places, I’ve used wooden spoons(haha..sorry mom) wrapped in masking tape to “scoop� out dings here and there. I’ve messed up with metal tools(used too much force and created dimples protruding out, exacerbating the situaion), and I’ve found that using wood or urethane, as in the case of the wheels give you more allowance for using too much pressure or force.

Now I’m trying to figure out a way to create a device that can hold these wheels steady while you roll back and forth.



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pkw1:
YES... DAM peoples


I just found this VERY VERY BAD one on my front fender from last night.. it was dark and I was very tired from overnight studying.. so i didn't find out till this morning
i'm so pissed off


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First off it's DAMN , well just be happy someone didn't hit you and run. my little "Ding" is costing the insurance co. about $3500.00 and I'm out a car for 2-3 weeks

Also what body kit do you have on the front?
 

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I had all my dings removed....4 total for $120. He did a really nice job......next day I find a new one, I guess its something we have to love with, then the other week my friend ran over a lisence plate and was in front of me.....needless to say that's $350 worth of damage I have to take care of this week.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Chaoslude98:
Originally posted by pkw1:
YES... DAM peoples


I just found this VERY VERY BAD one on my front fender from last night.. it was dark and I was very tired from overnight studying.. so i didn't find out till this morning
i'm so pissed off


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First off it's DAMN , well just be happy someone didn't hit you and run. my little "Ding" is costing the insurance co. about $3500.00 and I'm out a car for 2-3 weeks

Also what body kit do you have on the front?

I had that lower front spoiler custom made



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