Paintless Dent Removal

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  1. black2009v6

    black2009v6 Junior Member

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    Has anyone ever gone with Paintless Dent Removal? I have a small fender bender from the previous owner at the very front edge of my driver fender about the size of a hand and was wondering if PDR would be an effective way of dealing with it?

    I already got a quote from a big retail body chain for $600 which seems pretty steep considering its size and have been considering just hiring a mobile PDR guy instead.


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    I've used them several times and have been very satisfied with the outcome.
    I was skeptical the first time I went and very surprised at how well they can work their magic to remove dents/dings/etc. Locally, it's roughly $125 for dents/dings that can be covered by a half-dollar and goes up/down cost wise based on the size/extent of the dent/ding.
     
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    Thanks, makes me feel a bit more confident going into it. Just worried about the cost because the dent is probably closer to a dollar bill size. Also, I know that PDR is supposed to preserve the paint but the dent actually had some small spots where the paint chipped off, do you think touch up paint after getting the dents fixed would be hold up decently?
    Not too concerned with show room quality, just want the dent gone because it actually prevents my headlight from sitting correctly and I have it half bolted and half zip tied in place right now.
     
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    Some PDR shops won't touch it if the paint is damaged and will refer you to a body shop. Check with a local PDR shop to get their opinion on the dent.
     
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    Alright good to know! Thanks


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    It all depends on the size/damage...best to have a PDR shop take a looksee.

    Last spring some ass-tard hit my son's car door with theirs and left a pretty deep/bad ding (qtr-size). Then in June Mother Nature decided to pelt his car w/golf-ball size hail stones. Had a traveling PDR affiliate do the fix (hail & door ding). They did a great job, but it's not 100% flawless (door ding). If you look close, you can see some ripples in the clearcoat. At least it looks much better and not as visible + my son's happy. Cheers!
     

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