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Old 06-10-2011, 01:04 AM   #1
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E36 Car Door Dent

I am looking to knock out a couple of dents from the inside of my drivers side car door. Before I attempt this (I have a Haynes manual), I want to ask

1) Is removing the door trim panel difficult? Is there any kind of specific caution/tool I should use? I remember my civic's interior trim panel was very brittle plastic and although I had removed all of the door panels at least once, one of them cracked a little on me during one of my attempts at removal. It was heartbreaking and annoying but luckily it was a small crack.

2) The dents look like they were caused by swiping a pole or being hit by another car quite gently. Besides using a rubber mallet + Block of wood, does anyone have any other tips for PDR?

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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pics would be nice. i hear great things with using hair dryer, or combo of ice pad+tin foil+butane torch to pop out dings or depressions.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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call the dent master did my whole car for cheap but some dents he may not get
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