I have recently recieved a nice size dent to my driver side fender. its too deep to use my ding king, and i don't have the money to have some autobody shop repair it. can somebody direct me to a site that can inform me on how to properly fix a dent?
You could try with the dint king if it is smaller than 4" or so. Just keep doing it over and over being sure the glue dries completely. If that doesn't work you can try to see if there is a paintless dent removal shop near you. It is a cheap alternative and works quite well. I once had 3 small dings removed in the rear door, and a small one in the front fender and a small scratch buffed out for around $120.
If it is to bad a shape for paintless dent removal it is going to cost you at least $300 for the old fashioned method. I just had my rear door done to remove several small dents. And they used Akzo Nobel, one of the biggest and best paint companies in the world. This paint is better than what even 3-M could put out IMO. If you don't have the money right now to do it right, just hold off for a little while then. The last thing you want is mismatched, peeling paint.
I think if the crease isn't too bad, paintless den removal will work. As long as the paint surface isn't broken it can be fixed with PDR(unfortunately mine was scratched bad by trying to drive over an automotive ramp
). They take a long tool from the inside and work the metal back and forth across the dent. It will slowly massage the metal out to remove the dent. I would do a search in the yellow pages to find one in your area. Just make sure that they are experienced and have been around for a little while. This has been the biggest thing in the past few years with many people learning how to do this. The tools are somewhat expensive(around $1,200 for a 40 piece set of rods and whale tales). But, that is cheap in the long run considering you can take your tools anywhere you go and they can fit in a small bag. There are a lot of small businesses starting up doing this. Just be sure your not one of the first cars they work on.
Look for "Paintless Dent Removal" or something like that in the yellow pages. Keeping the factory paint is reason enough to go with them rather than a regular body shop.
Our son had a brand new Ranger truck, less than a week old, and it was peppered by hail. State Farm wanted to do the traditional repair, replacing the roof and hood, along with traditional repair to the fenders. They cut him a check, but he took it to a "dent removal shop" instead, and saved several hundred dollars; kept the factory paint as a bonus.
I live in delaware, OH. what is the name of the place you work for? na dhwere is it located? The only reason i wasnt the paintless dent remover is that i went to get an estimate and the body shop wants $1000 dollars to repair my fender. I've went to numerous junk yards and i can easily get a fender for $75 but i couldn't find a black taurus, and i don't want to pay for the paint. SO any advice helps.
Like the others said as well, look for a paintless dent removal place NOT a body shop. It is totally different. Many body shops don't even have a clue how do to it, they just use the old fashoned method since it is much more profitable in their business.
I used Dent Wizard for some dents I had last year. One of the dents was a couple years old and they were able to take it out. The other was at the bottom of the passanger front door where I had hit some frozen snow mounds last year. They did a great job getting those dents out as well. I seem to recall it costing like $99 per dent and they come to you to fix it (they're mobile). The way Dent Wizard works is that to become a seller you have to take classes and then become certified via a test or whatever. Then that basically allows you to run your own Franchise.
And they should tell you before they start work on your car if you can expect a complete removal or not. Also they should quote you the repair cost up front. You can have them come to your house or to your work or whatever. I had mine fixed in the parking lot at my work.
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