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Paintless dent removal will not cause any long term side effects to your paint. The only effects to the paint would be if whatever caused the original dent caused damage to the paint. Paintless dent repair relies on metal memory and the ability of metal to hold a position. Metal panels can usually take a certain amount of deformity and will reform without ...


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Everybody will have a different answer to this question, depending on the money-value of the vehicle the sentimental-value of the vehicle how much longer are you planning to keep it when the time comes to get rid of it, are you planning to sell it or write it off how much damage is there on the door Basically, your options are: new door Probably in the $...


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As discussed in another recent answer one good method for paint-less dent repair (which is really the only DIY type of dent repair) is to use glue on plastic dent tabs: These come in different shapes and size for differently shaped dents and are applied to the dented area with non-maring hot glue. They are pulled with a handle or slide hammer and can be ...


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Roll the window up and pull the door panel, using various sized wood sticks (long ones for leverage) attempt to push or massage out as much of the dent as possible. You can gently use a hammer on the end of the wood stick to help with the stubborn parts, once you have done all you can do from inside pull the rest of the dent as best you can using a Dent ...


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Think of dent-pulling like sculpting. Examine the area you need to work on. The wide creased pads will create a pinched like pull, while others will create rounder or more narrow pulls. 1. How do I choose the right shape, size and texture? Study the surface around the dent. Make sure you understand the panels geometry. For body lines you will want to use ...


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There are a few ways to resolve this dent issue as the others have indicated. Another Possible Method glue these plastic ding tabs to the dents. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab" You will use a hot glue gun and hot glue them to your various dents. Use a dent puller slide hammer. The tip should screw into the plastic ding pullers. Pull ...


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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 ...


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There are a few ways to resolve this dent issue. Method 1 glue these plastic ding tabs to the gas tank. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab" You will use a hot glue gun and hot glue them to your gas tank. Use a dent puller slide hammer. The tip should screw into the plastic ding pullers. Pull the weight of the slide hammer to the bottom ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 that,...


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Follow Paulster2's comment is to get a perfect result. But prior to going to a body shop or going to the scrapyard, you might try this: As the dent looks really clean to me, another possibility might be to remove the inner door trims and push against the dent from the inside. You might be able to reach the dent from the inside without too much parts that ...


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With the damage which is there, a suction cup dent puller is not going to do the job you are looking for it to do. If there was only "dent" damage, the suction cup can sometimes remove them. When you have creasing, pulls, dents, and paint transference, you are going to need a body shop to get this fixed. Alternatively, you could find a replacement door at ...


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This doesn't look that bad. i would recommend pulling it out instead of changing the whole door. if i were you i would try to pull the door by using the famous heat gun technique; but at the same time it looks it was forced this isn't just a dent, it looks deep. so i would go down with replacing the back door and repair the front door which can save you a ...


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$650 will be the price for a door shell. However, you can't just order a 'blue door' from Subaru - you'll get a basic unpainted door. It then needs to be painted and matched to the existing color of the car, and all the internals need to be transferred over. On a vehicle that new, you can't easily pick up matching parts in a junk yard (if it was a 2005 or ...


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It is not compulsory to repair the door as long as there are no sharp edges which may cause injury to a pedestrian. The main reason most people want to repair or replace the door is for cosmetic appearance.The side door on my business van has been damaged for the last 4 yrs but still passes the mot.as it still works and the expense is not worth the ...


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The sheet metal on your door isn't terribly strong (which is why is is fairly easy to dent). Here's how I would approach the problem if I were looking for a "good enough" solution: Remove the door's inner panel. This will involve undoing a variety of car-specific screws (e.g., in the door handle), disconnecting some electrical hardware for the power windows,...


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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 ...


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There are only two ways I can think of to remove the dent. One is to put a certain amount of water in the tank (off the bike, of course), and freeze it. I don't know what that "certain amount" is, though. If you put too much water in it, it will split seams and such, so proceed at your own risk. A second method is to heat the area up with a blow dryer, ...


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tl;dr: It depends on what you’re trying to do. You can make it less bad fairly easily but a perfect fix is not a DIY job. If you’d like a perfect fix, you should talk to a professional. If you’re in a position like me, you might be looking for a solution that looks less bad rather than setting your hopes on a perfect fix. An older car might not seem like ...


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Fiberglass and Bondo. You will need lots of sand paper and strong arms if you don't have access to a compressor and air sanders.


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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.


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Sometimes an unopened can of beans wrapped around a tshirt works wonders. Just roll it slowly and softly over the dent for a little bit. It should start to com out slowly. If you feel lucky, you can use a heat gun to heat the sheetmetal from the inside out (the inside of the door with no paint) and then roll the can. It works, but you need to be patient. ...


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The dent is right over the wheel well, just loosen or remove the wheel well plastics (maybe 2 or 3 screws), then use some padded vices or similar to bend/pop/coax out the dents. I think you'll have more flexibility working with it in this manner. There's only so much pulling can do without getting at the back side of the panel. After buffing out the ...


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You don't lose anything by popping it out, that's probably the first step a specialist would do anyway. It's not a bad dent, so it may get it good enough for you and you don't need a repair.


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Either learn to ignore it, or get a professional to do it. If there is a bit of paint damage where the two panels join, you can touch that up to prevent a rust spot starting, but the paintwork on the panel itself looks undamaged, fortunately. The reason this type of thing is not simple to fix is because when you made the dent, you stretched the metal sheet, ...


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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 ...


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Look in your area for PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) - they cover most locations, and come to you. They have special tools for pulling very small dents like that, and don't cost too much.


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The damage seems superficial. I don't see why the doors or bumper or doors would need to be replaced. The crack in the bumper can be patched from the back with glass fiber and resin. The door dents can be pulled out using a door puller.


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The resale value is mostly a matter of opinion and general impression. Some people want to buy a used car that is in pristine condition, others won't care about little dents. Some people care more about the age or mileage, others care more about the physical and mechanical condition. Look at the dent. If it's down to bare metal, you need to do something ...


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