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Got its first dent, although small, but it is an eyesore. I think it was caused by a shopping cart.
Attached is the picture. I know it is kind of hard to see because it is white color and it is not to big of a dent. Do you think I can take off the plastic cover behind the fender (what is called? wheel housing?) and pop it back into its shape? I've done it on my tin-can Honda Civic :), not sure if it is the same with OB. Thanks.
 

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Sorry to hear about the dent! The first one is always the worst.

As long as there is enough space to get up there above the splash shield, I see no reason why it wouldn't pop out.
 

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Got its first dent, although small, but it is an eyesore. I think it was caused by a shopping cart.
Attached is the picture. I know it is kind of hard to see because it is white color and it is not to big of a dent. Do you think I can take off the plastic cover behind the fender (what is called? wheel housing?) and pop it back into its shape? I've done it on my tin-can Honda Civic :), not sure if it is the same with OB. Thanks.
Good time to get the wheel arch moldings if nothing else!
 

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Good time to get the wheel arch moldings if nothing else!
I thought about the same thing, but if you see the picture.., the dent spans cross/above the wheel arch contour line. So I still have to pop it b4 I install the moldings.
BTW, do I need to take the wheels off to install the moldings?
 

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I thought about the same thing, but if you see the picture.., the dent spans cross/above the wheel arch contour line. So I still have to pop it b4 I install the moldings.
BTW, do I need to take the wheels off to install the moldings?
For what its worth my dad had a similar dent on his truck and they were able to pop it out and buff the clear coat. I'm not sure about the wheel arch moldings but I'm going to be installing them myself before winter.
 

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I suggest a Dent-Pro type service.
 

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Easy fix you can probably do it by hand just by getting behind it in the wheel well.

I put a dent in the rear pillar just forward of the rear hatch right in the curve of the sheet metal by the roof line. I need to borrow my cousin's suction cup dent puller thing to pop it out. Its been over a year I haven't done it yet LOL
 

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I thought about the same thing, but if you see the picture.., the dent spans cross/above the wheel arch contour line. So I still have to pop it b4 I install the moldings.
BTW, do I need to take the wheels off to install the moldings?
I installed the wheel arch moldings myself. No need to remove the wheels. But you will need to drill four holes. The whole installation should take about 1 hour.
 

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Easy fix you can probably do it by hand just by getting behind it in the wheel well.

I put a dent in the rear pillar just forward of the rear hatch right in the curve of the sheet metal by the roof line. I need to borrow my cousin's suction cup dent puller thing to pop it out. Its been over a year I haven't done it yet LOL
Does metal get out of shape and cannot revert back to the original shape after a while?
 

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I suggest a Dent-Pro type service.
Thanks for the input, but I think the dent is too small to pay professional to do it. I am sure they charge north of 100 bucks. If I can knock this off in less than an hour, I think 100 bucks kinda steep for me at this time.
 

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just get some wheel arch moldings. save yourself some trouble and make your car look 100x better.
Thanks for the input, and I agree 100% about the look. I am kicking myself on the butt now for not buying the car with the molding for 250 bucks more because it didn't have the 220V power supply.
The molding itself is 350 bucks and my 1-2 hour to install it.
 
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