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Paintless Dent Repair

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SDe92bmw335i, Aug 10, 2009.

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What should I do about the Dent?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2009.
  1. Find a shop to do the PDR

    27 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. Buy the PDR tools and DIY

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. Its a truck, dont FK baby her

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  4. Get side bars with 3" lift then no one can dent her again

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:01 AM
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    SDe92bmw335i

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    An AH dent my brand new DC 4x4 this afternoon:mad:, I dont even have the plates on her yet..... Anyways, I was wondering does anyone know a good shop in Chino Hills/ Pomona CA? Wanna do a PDR but heard that its not cheap.

    Should I fix it?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:52 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    PDR is an art, not something I'd try my hand on the first time on a new vehicle. Reputable peeps are worth the $ if you wanna go that route. My buddy's spent the last month and a half or so getting schooled by someone that does it for a living and has good rep... it ain't easy.

    Otherwise... other options is have insurance cover it for new factory parts (do not allow bondo). Or, if it's not a big dent... screw it and call it the first war wound and hit the trails :p

    Also, amend to the 3" lift option... you could get some sliders if it was along the door panel, they block most doors, protect your baby on the trails, and look badass :D

    Also....
    :worthless:
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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    Whats up. I know that Crown Toyota does PDR for $75 a panel/area or whatever. It has to be professional if its done by the dealer. I got a small dent pushed in on one door about 1' x4" long and they told me it would cost $75 to repair it. I just been lagging on making an appointment though.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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    For under a hundred bucks for a pro to do it, this would be a no-brainer.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    armstrsm

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    man... check it out online they got videos.. Heat up the dent with a hair dryer, then a little dry ice. Dent will be gone in no time, you can also prolly sub a can of spray air, just flip it upside down while spraying..
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    allrsdup

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    get someone to do it they are well worth it i actually just got a ding in my door today my self im pissed. i will be using pdr guy as well.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:04 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    You can buy a kit at Wal-Mart called "Pop-A-Dent" for $15. It got the door ding out of my truck. Sorry.....didn't take any photos.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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    I'd find a reputable shop.....most places will offer a gurantee or warranty of work of some sort. Our trucks have really soft sheet metal, you could do more damage trying to pull the dent out yourself if you don't know what you're doing. Depending on the size of the dent, most places charge around $100 or less. For that price, it's a no brainer to have someone else do it, plus some places will come to you.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Yea, also usually the dealers contract a professional out to come in for a few days to clear out the queue, they rarely have their own staff. Also as mentioned the metal is really soft on our trucks, so if you're not careful you could crack the paint if you're too rough with it.

    Also I'd never try the ice method myself, maybe on an old beater but not a brand new truck....
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    I know a very professional guy in Poway that does excellent quality work. I'm very happy with the work he did on my truck. It was only $80, compared to $330 at Bumperdoc. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    Oops, I saw SD in your username and thought you were from San Diego, my bad. :eek:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    there should be a 2 pick choice option for the poll!!
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    Do the dry ice thing, then get the lift and sliders. :)

    Got any pics of the dent?
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    travelingman

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    I used a guy in Napa last year for a nasty dent in my 03 F-250 and I was amazed at the job he did.He called himself dent king or dent wizard or something like that. Found him in the yellow pages online.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    It's worth the money to have a professional do it. However, there's a risk of having the side windows scratched for door dents (they lever against the window to pop door dents).

    I'd recommend a "jobber" who does dealership cars, vs. Dentwizzard or another chain. The jobbers work alone and are more conscientious of their work. Dentwizzard seems more interested in turnaround time and sales volume, regardless of window collateral damage.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:55 AM
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    SDe92bmw335i

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    Thank you guys, I think I will find a shop to fix it.
    Out of town for few days, will post the pics by this weekend.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:56 AM
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    SDe92bmw335i

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    I lived in SD Del Mar for 2 yrs, moved to Chino Hills last year.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    steviestyles said "Our trucks have really soft sheet metal" more like aluminum foil. Acorns put dents in my truck until it looks like a golf ball. Wonder if the Walmart kit or the hair dryer, dry ice thing would work for acorn dents.
     
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