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Old 06-23-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Over the last several years, I've occasionally seen advertisements for paintless dent removal. I've even known a couple people who had it done, and saw a PDR guy working on a car one day. I recently started a new job and one of my coworkers is married to a guy who has been doing PDR for ten years with an international chain called Dent Wizards.

Since he shows up at work from time to time to remove some door dings, I started looking over my car and my wife'* Grand Prix with a critical eye, looking for door dings, and found a couple classic door dings, where someone opened a door into my door, leaving a small dent.

Just today our schedules finally connected, and I had him remove the door dings from my doors. It was quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. It made me want to put more dents in my doors, just to watch him make them disappear. (I somehow resisted this urge.)

It took him maybe 60 seconds per dent. He had me put the windows down, then he installed a protective shield, and slid a tool into the door through the window slot, and worked the dent from the backside. When he was done the dents were quite literally gone. He ran a polishing bonnet over the topside, but it really wasn't even necessary.

Total cost for three dents: $60. I don't know if you consider this to be a lot or a little, but if you care about the appearance of your car, I think it'* a bargain. Body shops don't tell you about this option, they want to grind the paint off your car and sell you a lot of labor and materials. For comparison, I'm having my rear bumper refinished next week and a body shop is charging me $250 just for paint.

He told me that here in California their main business is higher-end used car lots (BMW, Mercedes, etc.) and privately owned vehicles with door-dings. Everywhere else their big business is hailstorm damage repair.

So if you have some door dings, consider giving your local Dent Wizard a call.
They're in Canada, France, Germany, the U.K, and the U.*.A.
http://www.dentwizard.com/

I'm not affiliated with them, I'm just a very pleased customer.
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Wish I had a local Dent Wizard have 2 dings that just tick me off one was an old lady, while I was in the car. What I'm spost to ball out some 90 year old granny who cant even see? had to bite my lip there :(
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Hmmm... I wonder how much it would cost me to get my hail damage removed .
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Hmmm... I wonder how much it would cost me to get my hail damage removed .
make the call...let us know what they say.
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this is such a coinsidence!!!!!! I was hangin out with Insane LSS the other day and his grandpa has the coolest van ever, and i was telling him about all the door dings and the HUGE dent in my roof (idk what from, came out of work and the roof on my bonne was caved in!!!!!! ), and he gave me a card from the dent wizzard and said they do amazing work and they come to your house!!! i still have to give them a call
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the HUGE dent in my roof (idk what from, came out of work and the roof on my bonne was caved in!!!!!!
Dude, somebody walked on your roof. Call the Dent Wizard!
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And what pisses me off more than dents, is catching someone make the dent. Oh and what makes it even worse I was in the canadian tire parking lot and there is a brand new Impala SS in black sitting out away from all other cars because the drive probably has pride in his car and the a** hole with an old for truck comes and park sright next to him and opens the door on his. So I waited and told the driver of the impala what happened and the he wited for this idiot. Meanwhile we discussed his sweet ride for a while.
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my friend had a new Chevy Silverado and someone punched the rear quarter panel at a party. pretty good dent. he took i to the dealership for a oil change and this guy with these tools was fixing dents from the inside. he drilled a small hole inside the bed area of the truck and got 99% of the dent out in about 10 min. for $60.00.
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you could always use a toliet plunger for free. i took out a few dents on my friends old fox body that way
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my friend had a new Chevy Silverado and someone punched the rear quarter panel at a party. pretty good dent. he took i to the dealership for a oil change and this guy with these tools was fixing dents from the inside. he drilled a small hole inside the bed area of the truck and got 99% of the dent out in about 10 min. for $60.00.
That'* exactly what these guys do, and it'* really amazing to see it. I had the same guy come back the next week and he worked out four dings in my wife'* 2001 Grand Prix GT. One dent was what I would describe as a "sharp object" that sort of "poked in" a tiny little funnel. He worked it right out and the only remaining visible thing is the tiny dot of paint that wasn't there in the center of the ding. When he was done, a small dot of Duplicolor matching paint pen and -it'* GONE.

By coincidence, I had my rear bumper cover completely refinished and repainted, just for the vanity of making it look right (I had some paint peeling from a previous refinishing after I backed up into a bush) and paint alone was $250, labor and extras was another $100. If you have door dings, the paintless dent removal is so cost effective. And like your friend'* Silverado, they can remove a lot of larger dents too. I wish I knew about it years ago!
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