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I've this dent on rear passenger door of my car. What would be the best and cheapest way to fix or reduce it ?

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    Get a second hand door in the same color from a breaker yard cheapest option...
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:15
  • Can something be done on the same door ? like using plunger or dent puller ?
    – Anky
    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:17
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    Think about those sharp creases...
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:18
  • Unfortunately that's well out of the "paintless" dent repair range. Dare I say, you could live with it?
    – SteveRacer
    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:35
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    Hmm, how about "It's Dad's car and needs to be fixed before he gets back from holiday"....
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:44

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Options available, from cheapest upwards:

1 get a secondhand door in same color from breakers

2 as 1 but spray to change color

3 remove dents and fill, sand to proper finish then spray door

4 fit new outer door skin sand and spray...

5 complete new door assembly fit, sand and spray...

Time could be an issue - quality work takes time, paint takes time to dry etc

  • You might want to add electromagnetic dent removal to your list, it may be able to smooth that out.
    – GdD
    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:30
  • @GdD There are many techniques for removing dents : suction cups, pullers using drilled holes or welded strips to point out some, but I don’t think an electromagnetic dent remover will get rid of that crease...
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:34
  • A good smart-repair guy could probably reduce that dent to a level where some might find it acceptable to leave that way. As far as we can see there is no paint missing. So this would could still be the cheapest Option. (depending on used door prices)
    – Daniel
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:47
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    @Daniel and any good smart-repair guys are always cheap... A door from a breakers could still be cheaper...
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:51
  • @Solar Mike: Sure, all depends on the market, as I said :) I just think it would complete your post to add that option. Doors are mostly easily disassembled so a smart-repair can work from the inside, which helps not hurting the paint in the "un-denting" process
    – Daniel
    Jun 21, 2018 at 12:56

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