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Old October 11th, 2006, 07:43 PM
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Has anyone ever sucessfully had someone get dents out of their doors? I had a guy tell me today that it is almost impossible to get the dents out of aluminum, and he wouldn't even try. I have the door panels off right now and thought it would be something to consider before putting it all back together.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:06 PM
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alloy streches with each dent so no chance of getting it back
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:12 PM
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So, are there any other options?
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:21 PM
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put a decal over it
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:31 PM
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I have a good buddy that has managed to get almost every dent out of my other vehicles, but he will not touch the Defender.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:34 PM
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I kinda like my dents
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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I tried it and it didn't work (at all). I think new door skins are the only way
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Old October 11th, 2006, 08:57 PM
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As a side note, I was considering putting a sound deadening material in there while the door panels are off. I don't even know if this will do anything though. It's probably just a waste of money. Any thoughts?
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Old October 11th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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Allegedly you can heat the panels and work them flat again. Of course that kills the paint...
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Old October 11th, 2006, 10:02 PM
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Dent Wizard took a dent out of the wifes Disco.
Aluminum bonnet no problem.
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Old October 11th, 2006, 10:08 PM
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I don't remember exactly, but I don't think any of the Disco's I ever owned had aluminum hoods. I could be wrong though. Is that what you are saying here? Or are you saying that they also took a dent out of an aluminum bonnet too?
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Old October 11th, 2006, 10:10 PM
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Diso Bonnet is aluminum
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As a side note, I was considering putting a sound deadening material in there while the door panels are off. I don't even know if this will do anything though. It's probably just a waste of money. Any thoughts?
I just did that tonight along with some polk audio 6.5's in the front, it sounds alot better.doesn't have that hollow sound when you tap on the door panel. It also brought down some of the road noise in my ST and made the sound quality better from the speakers. Also i managed to straighten out a dent in my door using a block of wood when i pulled the door skin off.
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I smoothed some of my dents with a flexible plastic scraper, from the inside of the door. Carefully though, as the skin is
very flexy and stretches. An attempt with a very light suction type puller, revealed that the skin will easily pull out too far,and I had to smooth out again with scraper from the outside. Result? less of a dent, imperceptible minute ripples
in the skin where it stretched. But far better than the dent I had. Conclusion? No F'n way to really deal with dents.
Mindset? new doors when the time comes.
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My friends and co-workers laugh but I park way the hell out in parking lots to avoid door dings and loose shopping carts. I got this compulsion from my father. We call it "parking in Wally World", if you remember that classic Chevy Chase scene...
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The Wally World comment reminds me of the commmercial (probably Geico insurance) that the junker goes way out of the way to park beside the car that is a country mile away from the store and bangs the door against it.....cracks me up.
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When I have running boards on I park with impunity. That and the checkerplate on the sills makes it pretty hard to ding the truck. Plus it is very satisfying to come out and find chips of someone's paint inbedded in the running boards and know they paid a price for being inconsiderate.
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The Emissions Inspectors upon closing my hood managed to leave two dents with the heal of their hands. They paid for a dentless repair and you can't see it at all. Course these wern't huge dents.

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I haven't had any door dings with a 3" lift and rocksliders with a nerf bar. Now I can wedge myself right in there with those soccor moms on a shopping mission....you know, the ones who would never consider using their turn signals when in traffic, but if they're turning into a parking space and think you might get there first, on goes the blinker.
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A jungle pit trap for ball playing kids is a good deterent too...
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