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Old 05-24-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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I have several dings on the passenger side of my 04 bonneville. Looks likes it'* from normal wear and tear in the parking lots. Most of them are on the curve between the door handles and the windows. Once I have pictures I will upload them. Before I take it to an autobody place to get them removed and fixed, is there another way to get them out? None of them seem to of broken the paint.
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I have several dings on the passenger side of my 04 bonneville. Looks likes it'* from normal wear and tear in the parking lots. Most of them are on the curve between the door handles and the windows. Once I have pictures I will upload them. Before I take it to an autobody place to get them removed and fixed, is there another way to get them out? None of them seem to of broken the paint.
You can use a plunger. Also you could try a can of compressed air (used upside down) and a hair dryer. I saw a video of it somewhere, I'm looking around to find it. Its the change of heating the metal wiht the hair dryer to the extreme cold of the chemical used in cans of compressed air that makes the metal go back to its original shape.
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PDR paintless dent repair is mabe an option.
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I tried a plunger, and it didn't really do anything... I took some pics but they didn't show up well, I waxed my car and it'* too mirror like to get anything but the surroundings.
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PDR paintless dent repair is mabe an option.
I just had five removed from my left quarter panel this way and all I can say is AMAZING!! They are gone with no trace. Cost me $125.00 CDN and took the tech about ninety minutes.
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The only problem with PDR is some of them use metal tools with sharp edges. Thus causing scratches to the inside of the panel in some cases. Although I haven't seen any negative effects as of yet, But I can't see it being good ? for the metal I even asked a friend who does this for a living and he kinda chuckled about it... If you do this be sure to keep that spot Krowned as to fight off any chance of rust build up.. Even better if the PDR in your area uses hard plastic tools.
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I don't know how much the door panel will reveal but i was thinking remove the door panel and gently beat or tap them back out.

just another idea
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I'm going to look at my options locally with PDR, just gotta find a good place that isn't going to charge an arm and a leg
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Go with pdr you'll be happy with the results
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