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Old 09-27-2010, 06:27 AM
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Help with dint!

So after speaker installation, I was reversing out of my friend's tight and well, 'unprofessional' driveway
(obviously, I can't use that as an excuse. I really should have been more careful ).
And well, I hit the wooden fence at an awkward angle. Anyway, So I ended up with this dint (or series of dints):



I'd obviously need to give this to a panel beater to fix up and whatnot.
I'm just wondering what would need to be done, and approximately how much it would or should cost (in $AU), just incase I don't get jibbed

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Old 09-28-2010, 07:57 PM
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Re: Help with dint!

They look like you might be able to go on the inside and knock them out. If you can weld I'd cut a piece of metal and weld it to a bracket on the inside and brace it to the dent if it doesn't pop out and stay out.
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Re: Help with dint!

i'll take some pics of my front left fender..it looks almost as bad cause the axle fell off the my lude was sitting on my tire..
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Re: Help with dint!

You ought to be able to pull the liner out of the trunk and carefully tap most of that out -- brace it from the outside with an autobody dolly wrapped in a rag or a piece of 2x4 so you don't push it out too far. If the paint's not cracked, you should even be able to get away with not having to repaint it.

The creases at the bottom will be tough, and you probably won't get them completely out. You can either rough up the spot with sand paper and repaint it with some spray touch-up, or try and smooth it out with filler. If it's more than about 1/16 of an inch, though, using standard resin-based filler (Bondo, etc) is a bad idea, though -- the stuff absorbs moisture, and you're likely to get rust underneath. If that's the case, you're better off just painting it and living with it.
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Re: Help with dint!

The paint ain't cracked, apart from the few bits that fell of during the incident.

What I mean is, could a panel beater make it look like, well, new? :/
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