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Old 07 Aug 2006, 05:45 pm
peter671698
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Default Car dent repair got scammed

Hi all,

So, I was at a gas station today, just minding my own business, and a
mexican looking guy comes over to me and says, I will fix the dent on
the front bumper for 100 bucks. I said, no thanks. he started to
bargain with me and kept on reducing the price.
Once the price reached 40 bucks, I thought it may be a good idea to get
it fixed. so, I said, yes.

He started to work on it, popped the dent out in less than a minute,
started to spray some black paint like stuff. once he sprayed around
the dent area, he says, you just need to get a car wash to get this
black thing off.

Then I went in for the car wash and came out, got down from my car,
only to look at the repaired area in utter disbelief. That ugly looking
black paint is still there in that area, and it just won't go off.

I would really appreciate any help on how to get rid of that black
paint, without repainting the whole car. can we buy spray paint of the
same color as that of the car and just spray on it or is it gonna take
full car re-paint ?

Thanks.
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 09:55 pm
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> I would really appreciate any help on how to get rid of that black
> paint, without repainting the whole car. can we buy spray paint of the
> same color as that of the car and just spray on it or is it gonna take
> full car re-paint ?
>



Go to the hardware store and get some methylated spirits (methyl alcohol).
It's very cheap. That black stuff should come off in no time.


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Old 08 Aug 2006, 12:38 am
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

I got took by one of those dent weasels one time... But this one was
going house to house looking for business. Well, I had a monte carlo
that had two dents on the side. Decided, what the heck, them dents
are ugly... So I let him do it.. Well, first he needs some money for
bondo, etc, etc.. So I gave a enough for that.. He did come back
the first time, pulled the dents with a puller, and slapped some bondo
around.. Then he says he needs to go somewhere else, and that
he would come back to finish it. Well, the next time he comes back,
he says he needs a little more money to get more stuff... So I gave it
to him... The sorry bastard never came back. The dents were slightly
better than when he started, but still looked pretty ugly. Luckily I
didn't give him too much money... I'll never do that again, unless I
really know the guy and his work. If I ever see the guy again, I'll
be tempted to gouge a dent in one of his eyeballs with a phillips
screwdriver. We'll see if he can bondo that up...
MK
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 10:11 am
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

That describes the door-door "driveway resealers" (the ones with "a little
bit of sealer left over from another job"),unsolicited roofers,and a number
of other scammers.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 10:59 am
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

Next time call "Dent Wizard", a national company who has never done me
wrong!

G-Man
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Old 09 Aug 2006, 09:30 am
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

I have a 2002 Civic and it just seems like these cars dent so easy compared
to my previous BMW that i had over 10 years. I think the BMW just had much
thicker sheet metal compared to the Civic's.
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Old 09 Aug 2006, 10:44 am
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

"Rob" <rdbdriver@blomand.net> wrote in
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> I have a 2002 Civic and it just seems like these cars dent so easy
> compared to my previous BMW that i had over 10 years. I think the BMW
> just had much thicker sheet metal compared to the Civic's.


One reason why BMWs weigh a lot more than Hondas.

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Old 10 Aug 2006, 11:50 pm
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Default Re: 'Car dent repair', got scammed.

Jim Yanik wrote:
>
> That describes the door-door "driveway resealers" (the ones with "a little
> bit of sealer left over from another job"),unsolicited roofers,and a
> number of other scammers.
>


Yes, do a google search for "travelers" and stay away from these people.

Eric
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Old 11 Aug 2006, 11:21 am
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TeGGeR® wrote:
>> I would really appreciate any help on how to get rid of that black
>> paint, without repainting the whole car. can we buy spray paint of the
>> same color as that of the car and just spray on it or is it gonna take
>> full car re-paint ?

>
>Go to the hardware store and get some methylated spirits (methyl alcohol).
>It's very cheap. That black stuff should come off in no time.
>


For a minute there I thought you were gonna say to make a "cocktail" with
that stuff and throw it through the gas station's window

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Old 11 Aug 2006, 01:01 pm
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"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in
news:649dc5f8596d8@uwe:

> TeGGeR® wrote:
>>> I would really appreciate any help on how to get rid of that black
>>> paint, without repainting the whole car. can we buy spray paint of
>>> the same color as that of the car and just spray on it or is it
>>> gonna take full car re-paint ?

>>
>>Go to the hardware store and get some methylated spirits (methyl
>>alcohol). It's very cheap. That black stuff should come off in no
>>time.
>>

>
> For a minute there I thought you were gonna say to make a "cocktail"
> with that stuff and throw it through the gas station's window
>



You could use some of the methyl hydrate for cleaning the car, and some of
it for a cocktail. Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak..

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