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Feel like my 2013 Ob is a ding magnet. The door skins on our cars a pretty thin. Had a co-worker open his door into my rear passenger door and let a 1/4 ding. No paint damage and no crease just a ding. My question is have any of you ever had a body shop pull the dent out without painting it too? Just wondered how god this would work?
 

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dent repair without paint

I've seen people fix dents without paint where it worked very well as long as there isn't a crease. Like most things it depends on the experience/quality of the person doing the repair.
 

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Look up painless dent repair companies in your area. Those guys specialize in that type of work. Our car club would invite them out to our big annual meeting, and they would work all day in the parking lot (half price, cash only). There would always be an audience. It was fun to watch them work their magic.
 

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Mcbrew is right ... or, just leave it "as is" so that you get that "rugged" look - there will be more! Once you get it fixed by paintless dent repair shop - you will get another "ding" - Murphy's Law! LOL
 

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The final manufacturing step at the factory should be a guy with a sledge
hammer installing an OEM door ding as the car rolls off the assembly line.

...Murphy was an optimist,

Looby

 

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Make sure you have that careless co-worker pay for the dent repair.
Also consider parking your OB in deserted areas of the lot.
I'm dingless so far..maybe I'm dingy too.
 

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just leave it "as is" so that you get that "rugged" look - there will be more! Once you get it fixed by paintless dent repair shop - you will get another "ding" - Murphy's Law! LOL
This is sooooo true :eek:


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I gave up on door dings and small dents years and years ago. If we ever buy a fancy fun car that spends its life in the garage or doing fun trips to Napa etc - then I might spring for a dent fix - but our every day cars interiors are kept working and any broken stuff fixed - mechanical is kept up. The Exterior is what it is at the mercy of the world and abuse.
 

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The dimples on a golf ball help with flight characteristics, could door dings help with fuel mileage?

PDR is a good option, I've never used them as I've been VERY lucky in that regard (or I just park carefully).
 

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The final manufacturing step at the factory should be a guy with a sledge
hammer installing an OEM door ding as the car rolls off the assembly line.

...Murphy was an optimist,

Looby
That is the funniest thing i've seen on this board in a while.
 

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I gave up on door dings and small dents years and years ago. If we ever buy a fancy fun car that spends its life in the garage or doing fun trips to Napa etc - then I might spring for a dent fix - but our every day cars interiors are kept working and any broken stuff fixed - mechanical is kept up. The Exterior is what it is at the mercy of the world and abuse.
Yeah... those "fun trips" Napa may cause additional dings after that tasting that is no longer free....although I still remember days, when they were free (in late 60's)...LOL
 

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Your clumsy co worker should pay for what ever repair is needed.


Feel like my 2013 Ob is a ding magnet. The door skins on our cars a pretty thin. Had a co-worker open his door into my rear passenger door and let a 1/4 ding. No paint damage and no crease just a ding. My question is have any of you ever had a body shop pull the dent out without painting it too? Just wondered how god this would work?
 

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My 2012 has dings all over already; door, hood, and a real especially dear to my heart imprint of a Dodge Nitro in my back bumper and hatch!! :28:
I don't worry much what it looks like, it gets used pretty hard. Doesn't help it's got the thinnest body panels of any car I ever had. If you lean against the front fenders too hard you'll cave them in....don't ask how I know this....
 

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As advised already - find a good pdr shop - in most cases, they can make it look like it never happened. Door dings are almost inevitable - folks just don't care about other peoples things nowadays. You might want to wait until the ding has some friends before bringing it in - the cost per ding will be lower (lots of times they charge by the panel)
 

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What can one expect to pay for minor ding removal with out any crease?
 
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