Dumb dent question...

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  1. Random_Walk

    Random_Walk ...what's this bolt do? *plink* ...oh. Military Member

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    It ain't a real truck if it ain't got a dent... amirite?

    Okay, so I backed into a small tree awhile back (September-ish), and got a stupid dent right on the brow of the driver's side fender (it may be a bit hard to spot, but it is in the photo below, about mid-way over the wheel well, right where the fender bends towards the hood). As you can see (or maybe almost not see), it's pretty small, and no paint was apparently harmed. I got most of it un-dented with a stupid little suction cup.

    So... for those who do the bodywork thing for a living (or know someone who does...) does a body shop exist that can un-f*ck that dent and pull it back out without a re-paint($$$), drilling/pulling/filling holes($$$!), or anysuch thing like that? I ask because said dent is right on a corner/crease of the fender, which makes it a bit complex.

    Not a big deal (I can almost as easily leave it be), but I thought I'd ask anyhoo.

    Gratzi in advance if you know. [​IMG]

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  2. G. Mcpherson

    G. Mcpherson Senior Member

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    You should be able to find a Mobile dent repair Person. They can fix that for sure.
     
  3. huntergreen

    huntergreen Senior Member Military Member

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    Out here they are called painless dent removal. They should be able to tell before they start if they can fix it. Also, they fix it in your drive way., But not sure if the crease will be an issue or not.
     
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    Yes me and the local paint paintless dent repair guy have become best friends seeing as the parking lots at work are small and people are assholes. But yes I can tell you for him that would be an easy one and only cost 40 to 60 dollars here with him driving to you to fix it. Probably 20 to 30 min job depending on how much it takes him digging to get the rods to the back side of it.
     
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  5. likes2build

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    I would never price anyones else's job or product but yes a good PDR tech could perfectly repair that damage for a fraction of what a body shop would charge. The shop would have to disassemble, straighten, grind, fill, prime, block and paint / clear coat that panel. Plus your truck is red and that is one of the most expensive colors pigment wise that exist.
     
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    That sucks. I have a parking lot dent on right rear door. Let us know how you get it fixed & how it goes.:cheers:
     
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    my70stangss Junior Member

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    PDR guy should be able to fix that for under a $100.00
     
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    Rbohno Senior Member

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    I had one fixed at home that was very small but on my door. I love my Amp steps but when I had sliders door dings were never an issue.
    I digress, guy came to house and repaired for $80.
     
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  9. Pull Ya

    Pull Ya U.S. MARINE VETERAN Supporting Member

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    If you can find a good PDR guy, keep him forever. They are worth their weight in gold!!!!!
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    @Random_Walk, PDR guys are awesome. Many are artists. This guy came to my house with an assortment of tools. He saw the dents I called out, marked em then walked the entire truck with a lightkit. He found 3 others worth my attention (that I didn't notice until he called them out). We agreed on a price and away he went. 90 minutes later, straight lines no paint damage and all dents GONE. I was so impressed, I bumped him an extra $50. Money WELL spent.

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