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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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so someone backed into my car the other day and took off thay left a nice dent in my driver door. pretty pissed off was just wondering what is the best way to pop it out paint is not a big deal because i have to paint it anyway. i do not want to pay someone to do it if i can do it myself on the cheep. if any one has exsperence on how i should approch this.
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Depends on the size of the dent. Can you post a picture?
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its not to big but it looks pretty bad. i cant post one right now have to wait untell i get home from school. i will do that as soon as i get home
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For smaller dents we used to use a deadblow. Larger dents we used a piece of wood that would pop the middle back and deadblow the rest. I'm sure there are lot of ways to do it but thats what I have always done. Just take your time.
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whats a deadblow lol
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thanks man..i tryed to take a pitcher of it but it wont show up on the cam. the best thing about red paint lol
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If you want to get a pic just shine a shop light at an angle from above, it should shadow and show the dent better.
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Door dents are tricky. There's usually a bar that goes across the inside of the door. If that's bent your door is considered bad and needs to be replaced. If you wanna do it right you have to disassemble the door and take some body hammers to the inside. Or you can use a slide hammer but you'd have to weld the hole it makes. Or you can grind down the paint, use a pin welder and weld pins to it and get a pin slide and pull the dent.... once you fix the dent it may still pop in and out bc the metal has been changed. You need a shrinking hammer and a dolly and hit around the outside of the dent for it to stop going in and out.... or if you don't wanna do all that work go down to the auto parts store and get one of those dent kits that "fixes anything". I've never used it so I don't know if it'll work and I think it glues to your car so you'd have to remove the glue after.

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I know you don't want to spend money, but if you're going to do something, do it right. Find a good paintless dent guy. They work magic.

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