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Old 12-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Dent in my Z3

My Z3 is stored for the winter but I managed to dent or ding the door with my other car in my garage. No paint chipped or scratch. Dent is about half an inch in width but about 8 inch's in height. Not a merry xmass. Any one know if these type's of dents or ding's can be easily repaired like popped out.

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Old 12-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I worked with the guy for a lot of year's at GM and he was the best dingman on all 3 shifts, if it's not creased he can work it out but if was he would send it to me at paint repair.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thanks bro!
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Will try him when the car is back on the road in the spring.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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Look up a good PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) guy. It can likely be taken out.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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8 inches!? Is it actually dented. Maybe some rubbing compound?

Post a pic?
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:50 AM   #7
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here is a pic. do not know if rubbing compound will do the trick.

a buddy from work said a plunger could work. lol
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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if you look close you can see the lower dent it's about 5 inch's.

then... there is a gap

there is a another 3 inch dent above the lower dent.

all from another car door.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #9
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ughhhhh - that's crazy! You're right - compund won't help that but it will take care of and paint blemish. If it were up to me, I'd get at it from behind. Removing therr panel will take a few minutes. Gently push on it and see if it'll pop out. If there is any creases those will still show but it will be an improvement.....

Consider at least a quote from a paintless shop?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #10
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From my experience (14yrs in reject paint repair) metal has a memory and if you push it out from behind chances are you will still see it. Paint less dent repair they use stainless rods all different shapes depending on the dent and work the dent out a bit more then tap it back in. Like I said give Bill a call I've seen him take out some pretty bad dents without harming the paint. If you tell him Gary from Little Britain sent you he might give you a discount lol or charge you more I haven't seen him in awhile. BTW that's a nasty looking ding from another door, I'd be pissed! Gotta wonder what some people are thinking.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #11
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Looks like a perfect case for the heat//cold technique. Look it up.

What happened here is that the metal has stretched under the force that was applied to make the dent. When you heat up the metal above a certain point, the microstructure can rearrange itself and get rid of the dislocations inside. Then by cooling it very quickly locally, the metal will shrink and might be able to completly remove the dent.

Basically, you heat it up with a heat gun around the area but mostly where its dented. Then, you take one of those compressed air gas cans to clean computers and you spray the dented area with the can upside down (essentially shooting liquid nitrogen). This WILL take more than one trial. If you have an infrared thermometer, you can monitor the temperature and increase it for every trial.

Hope this helps!
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