Getting rid of dents

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Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:28 am

Hello,

I have a couple* of car park related dings with people slamming their doors into mine etc. Most are small dents with unbroken paint - is there a way to remove these without calling out Dent Masters (or someone of similar ilk) who charge the earth? I see a lot of dent pulling 'kits' on fleaBay - mostly seem to use glue to grab and pull. Not sure it's up for this job...

I guess I could remove the door card (which is a pain in itself) and push it from the other side.

Any thoughts/ideas/experiences?
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:15 am

Wot? Nobody? :shock: My experience is not many dents are going to go >boink< and disappear if you push them from the inside, the dent actually stretches the metal around it, so then you have to loose this, erm, somehow :?
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:25 am

ho hum.... Tricky.
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2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
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2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:36 pm

Dent master don't charge the earth Captain,
There actually very reasonable & to watch them at work is fascinating :)
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by lozz » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:34 am

Hi.

The dent kits are OK on minor dents
I've used them in the past with good results..
Best used on a warm day..

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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:03 pm

Had DingMaster out today - did all the little bumps (and one big one that I didn't see!) for £100. Amazing job - can't even see they were there.
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:35 am

Told you they're good :cheesy:
Glad you're pleased with the results 8)
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:45 am

Imagine if you had a pin-straight dent-free Volvo for example and I dunno, owned it for 7 years and err kept it out of everyone's way in car parks.

Then imagine a Citroen C4 parked next to it on your driveway. C4 doors open WIDE and the last part of the mechanism flings the door open with gusto.

Just think what could* happen if the C4 door hit the Volvo door and put a vertical crease-dent in it :roll:

Oh and Cap'n you get 1/10 for now before/after pics :(
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:34 am

Why, I'd teach said Citroen a lesson with a big hammer :twisted:

YoyoII still has the dent in the rear quarter it came with, I did want to sort it out but it's gained a load more in the year we've been infested by it, so I reckon they're no point as I'll just get more annoyed by any further damage.

Conclusion: it's a mug's game trying to keep something nice as nobody else gives a sh*t :frown:
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:24 am

To be honest, it was a few dings which most people would have ignored. I also have a few scratches from the neighbouring (swimbo's) car that likes to rest its door against mine when one gets in and out of it.

On Monday I am getting a full valet for it including machine polish/paint correction. Will post pics then!
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2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:58 am

I asked the bodywork place next door at work how much it would be for a Machine Polish on my car........

Prices "start" at £250.00 :shock:

I'd like to buy the kit and have a go, WCPGW? :o
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:22 am

I was quoted £120 for machine polish + another £140 for the full valet, so comparable. The work is going on now!

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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:32 am

I suspect I'd be going over it afterwards with a magnifying glass...
Welly wrote:I asked the bodywork place next door at work how much it would be for a Machine Polish on my car........

Prices "start" at £250.00 :shock:

I'd like to buy the kit and have a go, WCPGW? :o
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I machine polished the Senator (at work :supafrisk: ) as the paint was very dull, it came up rather well. But then it wouldn't have been much of a disaster if I'd made a mess of it on a 250 quid car...
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2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Welly » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:12 pm

Cap'n you'll need to study proper washing techniques after the MP session as you can easily 'swirl' the clear coat again after a few washes. I guess you know this and that's why you want it done for a fresh start.

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Re: Getting rid of dents

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:21 pm

I can't remember the last time I washed my car....

Rain stopped play today and he's just about managed to finish MP. He's coming back tomorrow to stick some wax on - apparently it will provide 3-4 months protection.
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2003 - 2008: 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD 110bhp LX Saloon
2008 - 2009: 2004 Honda Accord 2.2 CDTI 136bhp Executive Saloon
2009 - 2013: 2002 Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI 110bhp Executive Saloon
2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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