Saabscene Saab Forum - Saab Technical Information Resource banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering how easy it is to push out a dent in the bottom of the nearside passenger door! Some twat must have hit my car in the carpark this morning!! Just remove the panels & give it a kick?!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,343 Posts
contact someone like chips-away or dent devils - they will be in yellow pages and may have websites.

Provided the paint isn't broken and they can get access behind the dent then they can usually fix it.

I paid less than £30 on two occassions to have dents fixed - including one in the roof about a foot behind the sunroof. Chap spent three hours on it and charged just £30.

If you are near Brighton, I recommend Wayne of D for Dents - check in the Friday Ad.

/john
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
Go to your local tool shop and buy a Dent Puller. It's a big 'sucker' which will pull out any dent where the panel isn't actually creased. It even repairs the damage done by errant sheep after you hit them at 5omph!!!
Don't ask me how I know!
A word of caution though, don't get over enthusiastic as you'll end up with a sucker shaped dome on your panel!!!!!!!
Pete
Gloucester
UK
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
i have a small dent the size of a 50p, or maybe slighly bigger. Would this dent puller thing work with that.
otherwise i live in sevenoaks, can anyone recomend someone who could fix it
thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
657 Posts
If this helps; you can get a dent out if you drill small hole through (say 4mm) and then screw in a self tapper, leaving head proud so you can grip-n-pull. ok, you then have a small hole to fill but this is usually a bit better. Don't drill through if you think there might be wiring behind!
ps
I purchased a product I'd not seen before the other day just in case. It is a bandage type thing that you cut to shape and moud into the dent / rusted out bit. It sticks like ****** and goes hard with UV light (Sunlight if you're lucky). Takes up to 2 hours if car is outside (and it's daytime!). Anyone used this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,908 Posts
Lybed,
The 'suckers' don't work on small dents, only the larger ones.

Specialists like Dent Devils can do the small ones, and use a special tool to reach down from the window/door panel to exert force from inside the door.

Don't know any in your area.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
600 Posts
Halfords do a dent puller kit which is supposed to be the 'professional system'' (glue a strap to centre of dent then pull out). Personally i have my doubts, but it might be worth a try.

Depending on age of car I would either pay a body shop to take dent out, (some **** put a dent in wifes car with big suitcase, cost £250 to make like new), or I would leave alone. Every time I've tried to spray a lacquor finish car it looks rubbish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
706 Posts
When i went to look at my car before i bought it, i discovered that it had quite a few small dents in it (all of them on the side....you'd think opening a door in a carpark was such a a simple thing!) ranging from the size a a 5 pence coin to the size of a small bank note.
There was even what looked like a small vertical 'crease' right at the leading edge of a rear door, like it had been pushed towards the A-Pillar.
Said dealer got a bloke in with his rods and bars.....ALL DENTS GONE except for the crease, which looks a hell of a lot better than it did.

I don't know who he used but i have seen ads for such services in Yellow pages, if any of them are half as good as the bloke who did mine it'll look as good as new!

Skiddins
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,343 Posts
I don't know who he used but i have seen ads for such services in Yellow pages, if any of them are half as good as the bloke who did mine it'll look as good as new!

Yes, in my experience, these guys can work wonders!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,908 Posts
Some of these chaps apparently only work for 'Car Sales' companies, where they do a batch of cars in one go.. Obviously much better money than the odd dent on a single car.

Anyway, a couple of calls to the advertisers in Yellow Pages should do the trick.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top