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Old 27 Oct 2003, 05:24 am
Don F
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Default Door Dent Removal

I noticed a "parking lot" dent in my right front door of my 2002 TL.
I showed the problem to the service manager at my Acura dealership and he
said it wasn't a big deal ... the fix wouldn't even bother the paint ...
cost - $100. Evidently they have somebody come to the shop to do the work.
This sounds too good to be true. I am sure that many of you have thoughts
on this and any advice would be appreciated. Bottom line, I want my car in
"new" condition, even it costs more.
TIA,
Don F


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Old 27 Oct 2003, 05:59 am
MZ
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal

Paintless dent removal - http://dentwiz.com/usaindex.html

Martin
"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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> I noticed a "parking lot" dent in my right front door of my 2002 TL.
> I showed the problem to the service manager at my Acura dealership and

he
> said it wasn't a big deal ... the fix wouldn't even bother the paint ...
> cost - $100. Evidently they have somebody come to the shop to do the

work.
> This sounds too good to be true. I am sure that many of you have

thoughts
> on this and any advice would be appreciated. Bottom line, I want my car

in
> "new" condition, even it costs more.
> TIA,
> Don F
>
>



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Old 27 Oct 2003, 11:57 am
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal

MZ wrote:

>Paintless dent removal - http://dentwiz.com/usaindex.html
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>Martin
>"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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>> I noticed a "parking lot" dent in my right front door of my 2002 TL.
>> I showed the problem to the service manager at my Acura dealership and
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>>said it wasn't a big deal ... the fix wouldn't even bother the paint ...
>>cost - $100. Evidently they have somebody come to the shop to do the
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>work.
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>> This sounds too good to be true. I am sure that many of you have
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>thoughts
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>
>>on this and any advice would be appreciated. Bottom line, I want my car
>>
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>in
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>>"new" condition, even it costs more.
>>TIA,
>>Don F
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I've witnessed a contracted guy at a Honda dealership that comes by with
a suction cup device. He plants it on the dent of a car, pulls on it
and Presto, the dent is gone.

I think $100 is a lot for a guy to do that (if this is indeed what will
be done). Find the service for yourself if you can.

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Old 27 Oct 2003, 12:50 pm
Don F
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal

I saw one of those suction cup devices for sale at a discount store (BJs) for about $30 (USD). It looked simple ... the thing had 3 suction cups and you put some kind of liquid on the center cup which is placed on the dent. There is a screw type fixture attached to the center cup and, when turned, pulls the dent out. I did ask the service manager about it ... he smiled and said they don't work.
Thanks for the reply.
Don F
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I've witnessed a contracted guy at a Honda dealership that comes by with a suction cup device. He plants it on the dent of a car, pulls on it and Presto, the dent is gone.

I think $100 is a lot for a guy to do that (if this is indeed what will be done). Find the service for yourself if you can.

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Old 27 Oct 2003, 10:13 pm
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal

I think for door dents there's a way, where they just slide something in the
door panel and poke it back out, and i'm sure it is NOT $100.

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"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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I saw one of those suction cup devices for sale at a discount store (BJs)
for about $30 (USD). It looked simple ... the thing had 3 suction cups and
you put some kind of liquid on the center cup which is placed on the dent.
There is a screw type fixture attached to the center cup and, when turned,
pulls the dent out. I did ask the service manager about it ... he smiled
and said they don't work.
Thanks for the reply.
Don F
"Dave Skipper" <das216@SPAMSTINKShome.com> wrote in message
news:Y%cnb.132661$qj6.9091880@news1.news.adelphia. net...
I've witnessed a contracted guy at a Honda dealership that comes by with a
suction cup device. He plants it on the dent of a car, pulls on it and
Presto, the dent is gone.

I think $100 is a lot for a guy to do that (if this is indeed what will be
done). Find the service for yourself if you can.


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Old 28 Oct 2003, 11:46 am
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal

I had a dent removed by Dent Doctors in Baltimore,,Can't find the spot. cost
me $ 75.00

"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:qf7nb.114971$k74.2868@lakeread05...
> I noticed a "parking lot" dent in my right front door of my 2002 TL.
> I showed the problem to the service manager at my Acura dealership and

he
> said it wasn't a big deal ... the fix wouldn't even bother the paint ...
> cost - $100. Evidently they have somebody come to the shop to do the

work.
> This sounds too good to be true. I am sure that many of you have

thoughts
> on this and any advice would be appreciated. Bottom line, I want my car

in
> "new" condition, even it costs more.
> TIA,
> Don F
>
>



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Old 15 Nov 2003, 02:00 pm
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Default Re: Door Dent Removal- Explained

Paintless Dent Removal is a series of techniques and tools that to a great
degree are universal among the practicing technicians, but all in all, it is
the skill level and experience of that technician that makes it a flawed or
flawless job. You can't learn to do this stuff in a few days.

EVERY used car manager has somebody coming to his lot on a regular basis to
remove dents from his inventory. And most of them think that the guy they
use is tops in his field. Not necessarily, but if they've been working his
lot for a couple of years or more, chances are the guy's good enough to
keep getting the work there, and to get your door dings out successfully.

Prices are ridiculously low right now for dent removal on a wholesale/dealer
basis due to volume, and being more so-called technicians than there is work
available in some markets. Note- some markets. Retail pricing is
continually compared to body shop estimate costs, just to keep the price up
above wholesale.

If you want a deal on a dent removal, hit up the used car manager you know
(if you know one) since he makes the deals with the technician as to what
gets fixed and what doesn't. Maybe he'll hook you up with the tech, telling
him to give you 'his pricing' on a repair. Pay with CASH if you do this.
Don't insult the guy by asking for a receipt, or suggesting he take a check
or credit card. Puhleeez! And remember, some repairs are incredibly
difficult to do, simply because you can't get to the backside of the dent,
which is a must in many cases. The dent may look like it's no big deal, but
can you imagine a guy buying a $900 piece of side glass because it popped as
he was trying to get yore 'lil 'ole dent out of your driver's door?? Big
risk. Or having to drill holes thru the interior panels somewhere to get at
a dent in the roof or side pillars? It ain't as easy as it looks. Pricing
is according to risk and difficulty. Hey, you'd do it, too...

I'm not a PDR technician, never been one, don't do business with them except
for my personal vehicles, but know many of them because of owning a service
business that works alongside them much of the time, dealing with many of
the same customers. 'Nuf said. Rant mode off.



"Don F" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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> I noticed a "parking lot" dent in my right front door of my 2002 TL.
> I showed the problem to the service manager at my Acura dealership and

he
> said it wasn't a big deal ... the fix wouldn't even bother the paint ...
> cost - $100. Evidently they have somebody come to the shop to do the

work.
> This sounds too good to be true. I am sure that many of you have

thoughts
> on this and any advice would be appreciated. Bottom line, I want my car

in
> "new" condition, even it costs more.
> TIA,
> Don F
>
>



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