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Was the car you hit white? It looks lik its just a few scratches. A white celica crashed into my parked car ones and made lots of similar marks, a lot of elbo grease scrubbing it actualy washed 90% of it off. Is it actually dented because it doesnt look that bad on the pics? Is the mark mainly his paint stuck on your car or is it your paint missing?
 

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Ouch...Sorry to hear that.

Try to pull the door panel off and bang it out the best you can. Make sure you hit from the inside and on the outside use something with a little weight (wood probably won't work) as a backing. This will keep you from making dents from the inside with your hitting tool (hammer). Use a towel on the backing block to keep from scratching up the paint any worse. Be patient with it and don't hit too hard. Try to get the lighter blue paint off. You will most likely end up having that re-sprayed.

I don't think you'll ever get that back to perfect just by banging it out. You may end up using a little Bondo on it. If you do, don't Bondo over the paint. Remove all of the paint and then Bondo it. It needs to be repainted anyway so you're at a loss there.

Hope this helps..

Nate
 

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Looking at the last view, you may get lucky and it will pound out nicely for you.
 

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Originally posted by qaz-@May 4 2004, 05:14 PM
Was the car you hit white? It looks lik its just a few scratches.  A white celica crashed into my parked car ones and made lots of similar marks, a lot of elbo grease scrubbing it actualy washed 90% of it off. Is it actually dented because it doesnt look that bad on the pics? Is the mark mainly his paint stuck on your car or is it your paint missing?

actually the car shown here is a Civic. It is my friend's car that i accidentally brushed off while parking. My car is green (hence you can see those light green paint on the navy blue civic) . The Dent depth is best viewed with picture 2. What do you think of the size of the dent?
 

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Originally posted by NateNBeckie@May 4 2004, 05:18 PM
Ouch...Sorry to hear that.

Try to pull the door panel off and bang it out the best you can. Make sure you hit from the inside and on the outside use something with a little weight (wood probably won't work) as a backing. This will keep you from making dents from the inside with your hitting tool (hammer). Use a towel on the backing block to keep from scratching up the paint any worse. Be patient with it and don't hit too hard. Try to get the lighter blue paint off. You will most likely end up having that re-sprayed.

I don't think you'll ever get that back to perfect just by banging it out. You may end up using a little Bondo on it. If you do, don't Bondo over the paint. Remove all of the paint and then Bondo it. It needs to be repainted anyway so you're at a loss there.

Hope this helps..

Nate
hi nate thanks for the info :)

Is this classified as a small dent/ medium or large dent? also do those dent-pop equipment work here?

John
 

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There are places like "Dentbusters" and so forth that will remove dents. Probably costya about $40-$50, and save the factory paint.

They usually specialize in hail damage, and I can vouch for their effectiveness.
 

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Originally posted by FVT@May 5 2004, 09:32 AM
Hey guys, so this is what i bought

Nate Recommended:
Suction Cup Dent Puller

I actually didn't recommend the suction cup, but give it a try. Just be prepared to pull the door panel and bang from inside if it doesn't work.

Sorry if I sound pessimistic, my life experiences keep making me less and less optimistic.
 

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I'd look for a place called "Dent Wizard"...they do good work, cheaply and without damaging the paint



As for the scrape...try regular car wax before you get more agressive....them go to something a little more agressive like a swirl remover or cleaner wax....if it still isn't gone, try Meguiar's Scratch-X


be careful not to rub to hard though, sometimes you have to live with a little scratch or risk rubbing right through the clearcoat.....
 
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