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Old 05-01-2007, 12:24 AM
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Well, the wife and I were fighting over who was gonna drive the MS6 to dinner and I hip checked her into the door. Small dent, but it's right on the seam. Do you think this could be pulled out, or am I gonna have to get it pushed out from the inside. Either way, I'm gonna let a pro do it. What does this sort of thing usually run $$-wise.

The first pic shows the damage really well. The second pic is more so you can tell where it is... dead center drivers door.

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ouch, it looks like a crease in the picture. Is it a crease, like a fold? or is a dent, like a pushed in area?

a crease across the countor line like that would be tough to pull out. you could try the heat gun and dry ice trick yourself and see if it comes out. no harm in it.
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PDR pro can fix that.
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Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
PDR pro can fix that.
Agreed. My car had a dent too when I bought it.
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Of course mine wasn't as bad as yours, I just buffed mine off.
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See - that'll learn you - it's completely innappropriate to hip check the wife out of the way when going for the driver's door.....

If you'd have coat-hangered her right from the start she'd never have been in the way to hit the door in the first place.....:gay:

And what was she doing out of the kitchen long enough to challenge you to the driver's seat anyway?????
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See - that'll learn you - it's completely innappropriate to hip check the wife out of the way when going for the driver's door.....

If you'd have coat-hangered her right from the start she'd never have been in the way to hit the door in the first place.....:gay:

And what was she doing out of the kitchen long enough to challenge you to the driver's seat anyway?????
Coat hangered? LOL it's called close line
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Originally Posted by Ben View Post
ouch, it looks like a crease in the picture. Is it a crease, like a fold? or is a dent, like a pushed in area?
I guess the angle of the pic distorts it a little. It's more of a dent than a crease. My only concern was the ridge... I know the paint tends to spider when you pop out a dent on a body line.
The wife is gonna take it to a local dent removal place and get a quote. I may have to take the door apart to save a little cash depending on how they want to go about it. We'll see.
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whoops....my wife knows better than to ask to drive that'll teach her though
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Is everyone married on this forum?
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i have an idea.

northeast dyno day and dent repair! we can have the dudes come out and work on our cars while everyone's dynoing
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If you were in Chicago... I know a guy that could fix that in no time.

I'd always suggest taking your stuff apart and bring the car that way... although most work in the door area like that they don't need inside access. They spread the window trim and go down that route typically.
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Originally Posted by PaKMaN View Post
Is everyone married on this forum?
nope
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
i have an idea.

northeast dyno day and dent repair! we can have the dudes come out and work on our cars while everyone's dynoing

so smart...i got a few door dings.
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A couple months ago, my wife's car got a mondo shopping-cart dent - about 8" long. PDR guy at the dealer did the job for $100 flat + tax, and you can't tell it was even hit after a little compound. I understand that about 100 is the going rate. Pretty good deal, I don't know if you'll save too much taking it apart.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
i have an idea.
northeast dyno day and dent repair! we can have the dudes come out and work on our cars while everyone's dynoing
That'd be great... does this place have an AWD dyno? If it did, then I'd just have to figure out how to drive two cars at once and I'd be in.
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sadly it does not have an awd dyno. but if we find one in VA that is capable of this and ISN'T a dynojet, i'll set up dyno/dent day 2
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Matt Ptuning is AWD dyno and is not a dynojet. It is a dynomatics I believe.
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there's a bunch of AWD dynos....Mach 1 in Sterling, but that's a dynojet.
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Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
Well, the wife and I were fighting over who was gonna drive the MS6 to dinner and I hip checked her into the door. Small dent, but it's right on the seam. Do you think this could be pulled out, or am I gonna have to get it pushed out from the inside. Either way, I'm gonna let a pro do it. What does this sort of thing usually run $$-wise.

The first pic shows the damage really well. The second pic is more so you can tell where it is... dead center drivers door.

Lol...hip checked her I've done a couple of those to my GF... she doesn't like it.
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Hip checking your wife ? I think thats domestic violence. Your going to jail, and i'm taking the car
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