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2020/04/04 22:24:41 (permalink)

Fixing a dent

Hi,
 
So I accidently dented the front wing of my cayman, just above the wheel arch. Couple of 6cm across and maybe pushed in 1cm. Paint doesnt appear to be damaged.
Does anyone have advice on how best to remedy this?
I've seen various vids on youtube using boiling water and cold to pop it back out or other techniques. but I'm not sure I want to try those on my cayman having never done anything like that before.
 
Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Fixing a dent 2020/04/04 23:05:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Craiglm68 2020/04/05 09:08:21
I got a "dent man" to make a perfect repair on my wife's Fiat 500 with a 6cm dent but it was only about 5mm deep. If it's as deep as you suggest, I can't see it being repaired without the services of a body shop. You could try a local paintless repairer for advice.
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Re: Fixing a dent 2020/04/05 09:36:33 (permalink)
Have a search on youtube for paintless dent repairs.  Some of the examples of what can be done are truly amazing.
 
I saw one of these guys working on a colleague's car in the office car park and was seriously impressed.  His website (dentpusher.co.uk) has a photo gallery with examples of his work.  I'm sure there are many good operators around the country.
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Re: Fixing a dent 2020/04/05 10:20:50 (permalink)
Neil,
 
I'd agree with the above. It sounds as though it's quite deep, but if the paint's undamaged the PDR chaps have an extensive range of tools and techniques available. Get a professional involved.
 
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Re: Fixing a dent 2020/04/05 19:28:48 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby octupe 2020/04/10 23:43:47
Where are you? I've had paintless dent repairs on Boxster and Cayman doors and front wings several times, always perfect results. Lived in Norfolk then, used Dent Devils. Now in Derbyshire and recently had two massive dents in driver's door on our 3 month old X1 caused by storm Ciara getting behind the door of an adjacent Peugeot 206 in an M1 service area. Stupid driver just opened door and didn't even hold it - then did it again! Used a PDR guy from Sheffield - didn't know him but sounded good. Dents were in a part of the door with complex styling lines and curves. Sent him a couple of photos and he confirmed it would be fine. Took him about an hour, looks just like new again. About one third of the price of a traditional bodyshop who would have had to take the door apart, which I didn't really want. If the paint isn't damaged you should be fine, particularly if it is accessible from behind (ie not a box section). The last guy told me that blind dents can be pulled using glue with same results, but I've personally never seen that done.  
post edited by BrianJ - 2020/04/06 14:34:37

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Re: Fixing a dent 2020/04/10 23:38:03 (permalink)
Folks, thanks so much for the tips. I didnt think about a mobile dent repair service, never had to use one before, although it will probably be after the cornavirus lockdown ends now.
The dent isnt as deep as 1cm as I said previously, so i reckion it should pop out quite easily with someone with the right tools and expertise.
 
Thanks again,
 
Neil
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