best way to get rid of a door ding dent

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  1. Specialist23

    Specialist23 OT Supporter

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    last weekend someone door dinged my new car pretty bad. no scratches that i can see but it's indented with about an inch in diameter. someone on the main forum posted something about using a hair dryer and air duster to "pop" out the dent but i can't find the video again. only thing i found was this:
    http://www.flixxy.com/paintless-dent-car-repair.htm
    but the video is no longer available. basically you heat up the spot then spray the air duster upside down and the heat/cold reaction causes the dent to "pop" out. anyone have real experience in this? or what other options do i have rather than to drop $125 for a paintless dent repair?
    thanks.
     
  2. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    It won't cost much to repair if a Dent Wizard type-of-guy can get to the spot to fix it. I paid $50 for a guy to come out and fix a 3.5" dent in my Expidition that was there when I bought the truck. It took him less than an hour and you can't tell it was ever dented.

    Call you local dealerships and find out who they recommend. Have those repair guys give you a quote. Most people pay $50-$75 per panel, based on what I've read. Good luck!
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I agree, go with a good PDR guy.
     
  4. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    i was quoted $75 for a quite nasty door ding.
     
  5. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    PDR is the best way to go. Go to a high-end dealership and ask their service department who they use. Use them. It may be more but it will be the best.

    I was in the auto business for 9 years and you want to use one that has a good rep.
     
  6. JRock10

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    dent wizard and dent doctor are some well known ones in these parts.
     
  7. SoySauciAl

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    i would not go for a the franchised dent guys.. those are usually the most unexperienced. as mention above, go to a high end dealership, go walk around the lot to see how the cars look, and ask who they use.
     

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