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Hammer
11-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Anybody had this done? Happy with the results? Approximate cost? Got a dent on the back of the cab on my truck. Its black and know it will drive me crazy if I don't get it fixed.

mikeg205
11-26-2012, 09:04 PM
MCOCD = TruckOCD... :D

ncsone
11-26-2012, 09:04 PM
I got a pretty good sized door ding in my 3 day old Tahoe one time and used a paintless repair guy. He came out to my office and popped it out in about 10 minutes, maybe less. He did have to drill a hole in the rear edge of my door (near the latch mechanism), but he covered it with a plastic plug; and, if you did not compare that door to the door on the other side, then you would never have known that it was not a factory plug. I think he charged me $75, to meet me at my site. If I had shown up on one of the days he was at my dealer, I think it would have been $50 or something like that.

It was a cheap price to pay for my sanity. I was spinning in circles about having a door ding after 3 days of ownership of that Tahoe.

Hammer
11-26-2012, 09:07 PM
MCOCD = TruckOCD... :D

You got that right!

Hammer
11-26-2012, 09:08 PM
I got a pretty good sized door ding in my 3 day old Tahoe one time and used a paintless repair guy. He came out to my office and popped it out in about 10 minutes, maybe less. He did have to drill a hole in the rear edge of my door (near the latch mechanism), but he covered it with a plastic plug; and, if you did not compare that door to the door on the other side, then you would never have known that it was not a factory plug. I think he charged me $75, to meet me at my site. If I had shown up on one of the days he was at my dealer, I think it would have been $50 or something like that.

It was a cheap price to pay for my sanity. I was spinning in circles about having a door ding after 3 days of ownership of that Tahoe.

It's my F350 that is just over a year old. The pain!!!!

mikeg205
11-26-2012, 09:09 PM
cuz...there's somethin' 'bout a truck..... :)

Sullivan
11-26-2012, 09:12 PM
I've had this done, they do a great job. Usually the first dent is at full price and rest are at half price.

They always find more.

trickskier
11-26-2012, 09:28 PM
I've had it done a couple of times and I have been very satisifed with the results.

TNH2oSkier
11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
I had two vehicles with hail damage pdr'd was very happy with the end result. Insurance estimated damage at over 11K for the two vehicles. PDR'd and detailed for 7K. No repainting, no aftermarket crap in place of factory panels.

gotta_ski
11-27-2012, 03:17 AM
I dropped a 12 foot 2x4 on my brother's brand new SUV. Put an 8 inch dent in the front fender. The paintless dent guy got it out for $125. Neither my brother nor I could find where the dent was after it was fixed. Cash well spent.

ctjahn
11-27-2012, 05:37 AM
I had a local shop take out no less than 30 dings from a wicked hail storm (Golf ball size) a few years ago. It was in an Audi TT which I THINK is aluminum - maybe the not?. They had a guy who would come in special for it from out of town.

I think the bill was about 1500? (again it was awhile ago) and I had a 500 deductable

95% satisfied. (At least they didnt total it). 95% of the dents were gone with zero remains (you couldnt even tell; I thought they repainted it). If there is a crease that is quite a bit harder though and less likely to come out clean... 5% of the spots you could tell that there was something done but only someone with OCD would notice.

Best of luck!
Cj

BrianM
11-27-2012, 08:22 AM
I've had bunches of dents done by local PDR guy. Always had absolutely perfect results.

Double D
11-27-2012, 08:26 AM
I have had it done and they do a good job. For a while I had the Dent Wizard guy on speed dial with being around baseball fields all the time and dealing with my dealership idiots.

Its a quick fix worth the cost, if they can pull it.

SP Maristar
11-27-2012, 09:45 AM
I am a huge fan of paintless dent removal. I have had it done a few times on three different cars. Our local guy charges perhaps $50 for a large single dent like from a shopping cart. I was told for a whole car, he charges something like $40 per panel, but I had our 528i done with three doors, two fenders, and the roof touched up and he only charged $150 for everything. On small dents, you can't even tell. Only on larger dents with creases in the panel is it remotely visible.

JimN
11-27-2012, 10:03 AM
It's my F350 that is just over a year old. The pain!!!!

Put a MasterCraft decal over it.

Hammer
11-27-2012, 10:19 AM
Put a MasterCraft decal over it.

Trust me. The thought crossed my mind.

maristardd
11-27-2012, 10:56 AM
I had a Mini Cooper S with a baseball/softball strike to rear hatch - inward baseball size dent on outward corner curve. The auto body place had a dentless specialist come in, it was perfect when they were done for a few hundred bucks.

JimN
11-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Trust me. The thought crossed my mind.

Custom paint accents? Fox tail? Garfield head, glued on? Troll or Smurf head?

thatsmrmastercraft
11-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Anyone ever try the do-it-yourself route with dry ice?

nascar
11-30-2012, 03:13 PM
I have heard that the dent will sink back in when the sun heats up the medal if you use dry ice and that is why most body shops will not use it .

thatsmrmastercraft
11-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Must be why no one talks about it much anymore.