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Car door dented

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 ...
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Paintless dent removal long term side effects?

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 ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

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 ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

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 ...
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How to Use Glue on Dent Puller Tabs

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 ...
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Is there an easy way to determine whether paintless dent repair is viable for large hail dents without going to a shop?

I'm not sure I can give you a definitive answer, but I can give you information which might help. First, maybe a little understanding of how paintless dent repair (PDR) works. Basically, the repair ...
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Car door dented

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 ...
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Best way to remove small dent from front side panel?

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 ...
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Do these dents warrant replacing the doors altogether?

$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 ...
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Do these dents warrant replacing the doors altogether?

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 ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

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 ...
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Dent in rear passenger door

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 ...
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Will pushing this dent out make the job harder for a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) specialist?

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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Hit by a bus - can I use a dent puller to fix this?

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 ...
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Best way to remove small dent from front side panel?

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 ...
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How can I fix these small dents caused by falling seed pods?

How can I fix these small dents caused by falling seed pods? It will be more trouble than it's worth. Feel free to get some quotes if you don't believe me. Those dents are now a feature of your car. ...
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Will pushing this dent out make the job harder for a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) specialist?

Short Answer, yes. As a PDR Tech myself I approach each repair methodically. I visualize how the damage entered the panel, and that then decides how I will go about the repair. Prior attempted repairs ...
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How to repair this side skirt?

Since this is a bolt on piece, you can try to pull it down and fix it yourself. If you find you cannot get the job done, then go to the website you provided in the comments and buy the one which is ...
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How to fix a shallow bump dent?

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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Do these dents warrant replacing the doors altogether?

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 ...
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Does it cost more to repair a dent than the difference in resale value?

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 ...
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Hit by a bus - can I use a dent puller to fix this?

On 2016-10-Oct 24 at 20:13, as cory said in a comment [...] no, it can't be done at home and make it look good. What you may be able to do is find a wrecked car of the same model / color, and pull ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

Use a simple household drain unblocking plunger. Simply suck it back out. Works 90% of the time :) Edit from @Paulster: Ensure the plunger is wet - it seals properly then.
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Tank Dents - 69 Yamaha L5T

I found a video with 4 methods to fix dents on motorcycle gas tanks. The hot glue method was mentioned in this video. The person in the video uses a hair drier and a can of compressed air for the ...
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