Dings, Dents and Scratches to your beloved bodywork.

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Spot the ding


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I'm a big fan of extreme parking but no matter how often you park carefully you will eventually get dinged by something or someone.

Just annoying when you look after your car. Not sure I can repair this one myself.
 

Scotty75

Registered User
Spot the ding


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I'm a big fan of extreme parking but no matter how often you park carefully you will eventually get dinged by something or someone.

Just annoying when you look after your car. Not sure I can repair this one myself.
That'll be easily sorted out mate , expect it's a case of removing the wheel arch lining and tappng it out from the inside . Possibly done with suction from the outside. There's a place down my neck of the world sites it £30 - £40 per dent.

Totally understand your frustration though . As you say , you look after your car meticulously . Sucks !

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S32B

Registered User
Looks like a shopping trolley!
 

Neil Woodburn

Registered User
Feel your pain and think it will be an easy repair ( although that doesn't help the sinking feeling you'll have presently ) - I have used this company a few times and see link of what can be done - yours will be a standard repair for a good dent removal company - cost is usually £50 + vat per visit due to Travel location.
http://www.alloutdents.co.uk/index.php/gallery/
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
:wtf:That is SOOO infuriating - I feel for you!! Hope it comes out ok. Post up a pic of it being done if you can :sunglasses:
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
That'll be easily sorted out mate , expect it's a case of removing the wheel arch lining and tappng it out from the inside . Possibly done with suction from the outside. There's a place down my neck of the world sites it £30 - £40 per dent.

Totally understand your frustration though . As you say , you look after your car meticulously . Sucks !

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Thanks @Scotty75 Going to try a get one of those dent suction cups and try and pull it out myself first.

Feel your pain and think it will be an easy repair ( although that doesn't help the sinking feeling you'll have presently ) - I have used this company a few times and see link of what can be done - yours will be a standard repair for a good dent removal company - cost is usually £50 + vat per visit due to Travel location.
http://www.alloutdents.co.uk/index.php/gallery/

Thanks for the link I will take a look @Neil Woodburn , bit of a tight wad when it comes to these sort of things and pains me to pay out for repairs. So will try it myself first.


Looks like a shopping trolley!


Could be? Who knows? I have no idea how it got there.
:wtf:That is SOOO infuriating - I feel for you!! Hope it comes out ok. Post up a pic of it being done if you can :sunglasses:

Thanks @OCDaveS3 , people in this detailing section will understand, others will think it's just a car, can't see it, blah, blah, blah!

Get a dashcam with parking mode. At least you have half a chance of catching the f*****

Thanks, this is a good idea. But due to the location the camera maybe would have missed it. But you are right least the parking mode would have flagged the time/date so at least I would have know when it happened. Only noticed it on wash day.
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Did a bit of detective work while at Costco to see if it could have been a trolley here.

A very close match to the second parallel bar from the bottom. The bump guards possibly prevented a bigger dent. But would have thought that the bottom bar would have hit it first. Not 100% convinced.

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Anyway enough of being Inspector Clouseau..

l have ordered a bridge dent puller of amazon prime so will have a go at the repair with a glue gun.
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
to release the glue use a plastic plant sprayer bottle with water just peel it of with your finger and thumb try not to do the dent in one go that should come out with no visible dent

@ronniejack good tip, cheers.

The set comes with a spray bottle for alcohol. I was going to use a bit of gin & water to spray onto the glue to get it off. Got to say not looking forward to putting red hot glue to the paintwork.
 

ronniejack

Registered User
the glue will never get hot enough to damage the paint have been doing it for the past 8 odd years never had a problem mind you if the glue gun is a dodgy Chinese one you never know lol
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Here it is job done.


Unfortunately the glue sticks provided with the gun were not strong enough for the job.
Okay for Arts & Crafts but the only beads I like sticking is to the car.

So back to order some more stronger adhesive. Go for the yellow sticks these are a bit stronger for glueing wood etc.

Steinel 11mm glue sticks picked for the task.



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Once the glue gun warmed up (found the 60w setting hot enough) Time to get suitable sized rubber tab to glue over the dent.
You got to be patient and take your time.

After a dozen or more attempts of pulling the dent out, I was finished.



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The ding is not totally gone but more now like a small dipple now.

Think it's really difficult to make it perfect with the items I used. But with a little more practice and using a knockdown the next attempt maybe be a little better.

Here are some before and after shots.



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Before & after a bit more pulling.


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It worth giving it a go if you're car is older like mine.
Not economical or worth it to splash out £50+ a time for every minor knock you get.


For much less than that you can invest in the tools and do it yourself.

.
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Here it is job done.


Unfortunately the glue sticks provided with the gun were not strong enough for the job.
Okay for Arts & Crafts but the only beads I like sticking is to the car.

So back to order some more stronger adhesive. Go for the yellow sticks these are a bit stronger for glueing wood etc.

Steinel 11mm glue sticks picked for the task.



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Once the glue gun warmed up (found the 60w setting hot enough) Time to get suitable sized rubber tab to glue over the dent.
You got to be patient and take your time.

After a dozen or more attempts of pulling the dent out, I was finished.



View attachment 184030

The ding is not totally gone but more now like a small dipple now.

Think it's really difficult to make it perfect with the items I used. But with a little more practice and using a knockdown the next attempt maybe be a little better.

Here are some before and after shots.



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Before & after a bit more pulling.


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It worth giving it a go if you're car is older like mine.
Not economical or worth it to splash out £50+ a time for every minor knock you get.


For much less than that you can invest in the tools and do it yourself.

.

:respekt: That looks really excellent mate - hardly noticeable. Hats off to you for having the confidence to give that a go - I’d have been scared stiff the glue would pull the paint off :tearsofjoy:
 

Scotty75

Registered User
Great job there mate. Huge improvement and for a first effort is be pretty pleased .

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NevMan

Well known member
Wow, well done @A4A4, sterling persistence and job done

<rant alert> Just this weekend my wife was telling me about someone having their door opened against another car with not a care in the world. If I was there, I WOULD have said something, even if it wasn’t my car. Some people just don’t give a sh*t...just a car blah blah. Makes my blood boil <rant over>

On the dashcam/parking mode, it would trigger and would catch them approaching/leaving from front or rear. That reminds me, I need to get my recently removed Thinkware installed on new car.

Well done again!
 

S32B

Registered User
Here it is job done.


Unfortunately the glue sticks provided with the gun were not strong enough for the job.
Okay for Arts & Crafts but the only beads I like sticking is to the car.

So back to order some more stronger adhesive. Go for the yellow sticks these are a bit stronger for glueing wood etc.

Steinel 11mm glue sticks picked for the task.



View attachment 184029



Once the glue gun warmed up (found the 60w setting hot enough) Time to get suitable sized rubber tab to glue over the dent.
You got to be patient and take your time.

After a dozen or more attempts of pulling the dent out, I was finished.



View attachment 184030

The ding is not totally gone but more now like a small dipple now.

Think it's really difficult to make it perfect with the items I used. But with a little more practice and using a knockdown the next attempt maybe be a little better.

Here are some before and after shots.



View attachment 184031


Before & after a bit more pulling.


View attachment 184032

It worth giving it a go if you're car is older like mine.
Not economical or worth it to splash out £50+ a time for every minor knock you get.


For much less than that you can invest in the tools and do it yourself.

.

Good job there mate :) My only worry would be, if you are pulling the middle one out, wouldn't that in turn pull the end ones in toward the body with the pressure of the pulling and potentially cause two more dents? or doesn't it create that much force/pull.
 

A4A4

Owner of a Shiny Daytona
Good job there mate :) My only worry would be, if you are pulling the middle one out, wouldn't that in turn pull the end ones in toward the body with the pressure of the pulling and potentially cause two more dents? or doesn't it create that much force/pull.

It does not create much force or pull to distort the panels, the end ones only support the bridge, very gentle pressure is applied to the centre glue tab. When it meets it's breaking point it pulls away.
 

S32B

Registered User
It does not create much force or pull to distort the panels, the end ones only support the bridge, very gentle pressure is applied to the centre glue tab. When it meets it's breaking point it pulls away.
OK cheers mate, handy to know ;)
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
Here it is job done.


Unfortunately the glue sticks provided with the gun were not strong enough for the job.
Okay for Arts & Crafts but the only beads I like sticking is to the car.

So back to order some more stronger adhesive. Go for the yellow sticks these are a bit stronger for glueing wood etc.

Steinel 11mm glue sticks picked for the task.



View attachment 184029



Once the glue gun warmed up (found the 60w setting hot enough) Time to get suitable sized rubber tab to glue over the dent.
You got to be patient and take your time.

After a dozen or more attempts of pulling the dent out, I was finished.



View attachment 184030

The ding is not totally gone but more now like a small dipple now.

Think it's really difficult to make it perfect with the items I used. But with a little more practice and using a knockdown the next attempt maybe be a little better.

Here are some before and after shots.



View attachment 184031


Before & after a bit more pulling.


View attachment 184032


It worth giving it a go if you're car is older like mine.
Not economical or worth it to splash out £50+ a time for every minor knock you get.


For much less than that you can invest in the tools and do it yourself.

.

That's a pretty impressive result for a home DIY job mate - hats off to you. I think you've got that back to a standard where you'll forget it's there 99% of the time, and if you do notice it, just pass it off as 'character' picked up along the way, and something that makes it uniquely yours. Good job. :hi:
 
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