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Suction is the answer. You can buy a suction grip in a hardware store, but if the dent is shallow enough (ie pushed in rather than really dented) a toilet plunger might do it.
Only an old-time expert bodyman could fix those dents with traditional techniques like hammer and dolly and heat to shrink the metal. However, the amount of skill and experience needed is on the order of master craftsman, not novice. A modern pro would replace the door or re-skin it. To answer your question, your best bet is to hammer down the high-spots ...
The right side looks like it has a small crease. You may be able to get it to look better but I don't think it will be perfect without some filling and painting. You can try covering the filler opening with some heavyduty plastic and installing the gascap. Hook the fuel outlet up to an air compressor. Gradually increase the pressure to see if the dent will ...
Given you have such easy access to the inside of the tank, you might try pushing the dent out from the inside with a lever-type tool. Here's a video of one such tool and some of the technique.
Ask if they have any before and after photos from previous jobs.Then put things in perspective.Is this dent the only blemish on a otherwise perfect car?Is what they are charging something you are willing to spend and just have it look better but not perfect?It won't be worse than it is now and it may not look worse than the other doors.
Many of these do a good job. I can't comment on the particular one you are looking at, but the ones I have used can first get the dent back to smooth, and then using something similar to t-cut they sort out the small scratches/paint blemishes that have occurred. It will not be as good as the dealer's solution (as for that money you want exact colour ...
I don't think either tool would be suitable, especially if you don't have any experience doing bodywork. The first one needs a fairly large reasonably flat area to attach itself to and given the way the metal is caved in you might end up pulling at the wrong point. The slide hammer needs the 'nails' welding to the metal so unless you have the tools for ...
It is a bumper cover. What you can't tell from the pictures is if the metal bumper or other hardware behind it is damaged also. If you get under the car you might be able to see the extent of the damage. Dpending on your skill level you can do this at home. Be aware that you will have to do some research to disable the airbag just to be safe. The parts ...
Even though we all laughed at him, a friend used the As-Seen-On-TV Suction cup dent puller and it actually popped the dent in his quarter panel. It is not perfect, but it did it to his satisfaction. You could also take the inside door panel off to be able to push it from the other side as well.
Another trick you can try for smaller dents where the metal isn't actually creased, is the heat/cold method - heat the panel with a hair dryer or similar, then quickly cool it with a freezer spray (or a compressed air can held upside-down). The theory is that the sudden shock of the cold will cause the metal to contract and pop back into shape. If you can ...
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