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Dents are places on the body where the material has been physically deformed, usually due to impact from another hard material. Many times, the dent can be pulled back out without doing any damage to the body, and restoring the surface to the original look.

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PDR glue removal taking flecks of paint with it. Any way to avoid?

I've got a 34 year old car. I bought a PDR kit to remove some minor dents. It's working but removing the glue is taking a few flecks of paint with it. Is this to do with the age of the car? Or is ...
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How can I fix these small dents caused by falling seed pods?

My driveway is under a tree that drops seeds that are three to five inches long and two to three inches in diameter. I recently noticed that it has caused these small dents in the hood of my car. (...
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How to fix dent in tip of hood?

I have a dent in the very tip of my Acura TLX's hood. It was dented in around 2 years ago when I accidentally let me car roll into a trailer hitch (this also crushed the logo, and grill, but I ...
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Are these dents repairable using hot water and a plunger?

I'm looking at buying a car that has a couple dents in it because of its low price. The dents don't look too bad so I'm wondering if anyone with experience of fixing dents at home thinks that they're ...
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Best way to remove small dent from front side panel?

Not wanting to do any (more) damage here as I’m a complete body repair newbie so what would the experts do to fix this dent? Any tools I should look at?
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Will pushing this dent out make the job harder for a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) specialist?

I have a 9.5" x 7" dent on a front fender: Because it's right by the wheel well, it'd be easy enough to just reach behind and pop it out. I'm curious to try it and see how far that gets me. I also ...
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How to repair this side skirt?

As you can see side skirt has been denting inwards and left side of it outwards a bit as a result. How should I go about repairing this diy or is it better to get a replacement\give to garage? if ...
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Dent in rear passenger door

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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How to fix a shallow bump dent?

Noticed a shallow bump under the tail light recently and wondering whether there's a DIY way to fix it. I heard that deeper dents could be fixed with a suction cup, but not sure it will have any ...
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Do these dents warrant replacing the doors altogether?

Thanks to a deer, a friend got some dents in her driver's side doors and a crack in her bumper just under the headlight. A local mechanic said the doors and bumper will have to be replaced altogether ...
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Does it cost more to repair a dent than the difference in resale value?

There is a slight dent in the hood of my 2005 Honda Civic. If my life goes as planned, I will probably sell the car in less than a year. My question is simple, though maybe hard to answer: Does the ...
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Hit by a bus - can I use a dent puller to fix this?

It turns out that two vehicles shouldn't occupy the same space at the same time :( Thankfully the damage is superficial. As the local dealership is notorious for its long body shop waiting list, I ...
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Car door dented

I dented my car door while trying to turn into a tight spot. When I took the car for service they told me that the door will have to be replaced and is gonna cost big bucks. However there is no damage ...
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1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight: door handle/lock dented in, stuck shut

[Edit] Assume all the latch linkages are broken. I've removed some of the inner door panel, but there is not much room to work, as I have to keep my wrist bent. Is there a technique for opening or ...
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Paintless dent removal long term side effects?

I have just got a few dents repaired using paintless dent removal services. While observing the procedure, I've noticed that the repair guy used a plastic rod-like tool to fix some imperfections by ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

I have a huge dent in my front passenger door from where I was attacked by an elk. This dent has been in the door for probably 12 months as I previously did not care that it was there. Now I would ...
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How to Use Glue on Dent Puller Tabs

I just got a little dent pulling kit that uses glue on tabs: As can be seen, the tabs come in many shapes and sizes, and different surface textures; some have a ribbed surface, while others of a ...
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Tank Dents - 69 Yamaha L5T [duplicate]

I've been trying to get a larger dent out of my old gas tank for a while now and am having no luck. I've been trying the hot glue method and am having no luck. This tank seems to be too thick for this ...
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Fiat Punto Door Dent

I recently dented my Fiat Punto Active 8v 3 Door Hatchback. I'm looking into buying this dual suction cup to remove the dent. With the severity of the damage, do you think I'd be successful with such ...
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What would be the best and cheapest way to fix these dents and scratches?

I have a 2012 VW Jetta. The other day I was pulling into my garage and hit the side of the car. There are several dents and paint scratches. What would be the cheapest and easiest way to get this ...
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Remove Dent From Steel Motorcycle Tank [duplicate]

I was in a motorcycle accident and when I crashed my knee dented my tank on impact. Needless to say my knee is pretty bad but my tank only has a dent in it. Is there a trick for removing a large ...
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How might I fix a dent in a Honda Rebel fuel tank?

In a silly move during an engine overhaul, I dropped my Honda Rebel's fuel tank and put a dent in the top side. Is it possible to pull this dent out? I've heard there is a method using heat and ice ...
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How can I fix my bumper dent?

First, I am not sure if this is a bumper or bumper cover. Second, is it possible to fix this myself or do I need to go to a body shop? Any suggestions? Car Make/Model: Honda Accord Coupe 2000
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Is at home dent repair worth it?

I have a dent in the drivers side door, and I've been wondering if I should use one of these dent repair at home companies. Obviously they are going to tell me it'll look brand new when they finish, ...
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DIY Panel Beating - Got any Tips?

Well recently I bumped into the side of a fence while reversing out of my drive way. It wasn't very fast but there is a huge dent on the rear left of the car. Luckily I missed the brake lights and the ...
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DIY: Can these dents be fixed?

I got a major sent of dents on my car recently from a side-collision with another car and have shown them in the pictures below. I managed to apply some primer and paint it myself temporarily but I ...
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How to remove a small dent in the front door of the car? [closed]

Recently, a guy came and crashed into my vehicle's front door in the parking lot. My vehicle now has a small but easily noticeable dent. Is there a way to remove the dent in a easy and really cheap ...
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