Fixing dents on a car door at home


Ian

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I've just got back from the shops and it looks like someone has slammed their car door in to the side of mine and left a dent. So annoying as I only got back from the garage yesterday from an MOT and repair!

The dent isn't huge, but it's very noticeable when the light hits it, so I want to get it fixed if it's not crazy expensive. It's about 1.5 inches long, here's a photo (doesn't look as bad here):

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Has anyone tried pulling dents out at home? It's got a definite "line" where something has hit it, it's not just a smooth dent.

I was looking at getting a kit like this and trying it myself:


Anyone got thoughts on this?
 
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My daughter bought a Dent-Puller after she suspected that her car roof had been walked on. It made a slight difference only. They are really only effective on fairly big and particularly round dents when you can sometimes "pop" the dent out.

TBH, Ian, I can't see you getting that shaped dent out yourself. If the paint isn't broken I would just leave it until you need something else doing. But, of course, you may be one of those people who just can't bear to see it every day. ;)
 
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Leave it mate. Getting a dent puller or something else on it is a big job if done properly
It would mean filling, sanding, filling, sanding, undercoating, painting, laquer. expensive

Unless you have something phalic with a good suction cup at the end :D
There is a good clip on youtube how to use one of the suction cup thingies
 

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People are ********.

I'd say leave it, for now. Annoying as it is. I have no idea how good those kits are.
 

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A suction puller will never get that dent out as it has a straight line in the crease. Only way to make it look right is to have the dent filled and respray the whole panel.

Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago except I ended up with two score lines along one door. Annoying to say the least but repairing under insurance will hike up your premiums for years.

:mad:
 
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Thanks for the advice guys, I was about to pull the trigger on this, but I'll leave well alone!

I'll see how much it annoys me, then in a few months maybe I'll get it professionally done.
 
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A PDR paintless dent repair may well sort this out,parking dings are a pet hate of mine sorry you encountered this.
 
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