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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:26 PM
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Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

Can these dents/dings be removed via PDR or send bonnet to body shop?
What is your experience with PDR?
Appears worse in person, pictures do not show detail enough.

damage is on passenger and driver side.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:30 PM
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FWIW my buddy had a bunch of hail damage on his kids car. They parked it in the hot sun for a bit and then placed a dry ice chunk on the dents. Most went away without a trace. Worth a try before throwing money at a dent removal place.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:31 PM
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I saw some of that on youtube but was not sure if it was some sort of trick.
I think they used compressed air then heat gun.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:36 PM
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I would be afraid of damaging the paint with a heat gun. A sunny day in Jupiter FL should work about as well as an Arizona summer day.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 09:08 PM
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I know PDR works on regular steel body, but not sure about aluminum.
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I remember Russ (down_shift) mentioning that he has used PDR on aluminum. He said that the person who did the dent removal did an incredible job, and I have looked at the results. It basically looks like a brand new surface and I couldn't tell that there was PDR performed or any damage at all for that matter.

My understanding is that the quality of a PDR job boils down to the person doing it. If you hire Mighty Joe Young to do the job, you'll probably end up with worse than what you started. If you hire the right person, the results can be amazing.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 10:51 AM
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FWIW my buddy had a bunch of hail damage on his kids car. They parked it in the hot sun for a bit and then placed a dry ice chunk on the dents. Most went away without a trace. Worth a try before throwing money at a dent removal place.
This only works on steel panels where they can pop shallow dents back into shape. Aluminum stretches a lot more and needs to be worked back into shape.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 10:54 AM
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I did paint less dent removal on my fender tops and hood this year. I was sick of all the dents from 20 plus years of people leaning on the fenders.

The guy had a history of working with aluminum. My truck is sent free now.

Highly recommend going this route.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 10:56 AM
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Can these dents/dings be removed via PDR or send bonnet to body shop? What is your experience with PDR? Appears worse in person, pictures do not show detail enough. damage is on passenger and driver side.
Call your local Land Rover (think those large LR3/4 aluminum hoods and rear quarters) and Audi dealership for their best aluminum guy. Bet both will lead you to the same person. IMO the green areas are easy fixes. Not so much in the red areas. My dents were more like what's left behind by someone's f'ing elbows when admiring what's under the hood. Shallow with no creases. Worth giving it a try. Good luck.
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If anyone has before and after photos, I'd love to see them!
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 11:37 AM
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I put calls out to 3 PDR and NOBODY has called back. Amazing how some people just do not want the work.
IF/WHEN they call back will ask about aluminum experience.
I will contact local Land Rover. Researched last night and does appear results are directly related experience.
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I put calls out to 3 PDR and NOBODY has called back. Amazing how some people just do not want the work.
IF/WHEN they call back will ask about aluminum experience.
I will contact local Land Rover. Researched last night and does appear results are directly related experience.
give them a few days man
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 12:47 PM
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I put the calls out on Wed., so figured at least one would call back by then but will be patient.
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I'd go to the highest end body shop and ask who they recommend. They'll know who is good.
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If anyone has before and after photos, I'd love to see them!
Shallow creases on the wing and door. Then the guy when around and corrected items that I could barely see.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 02:08 PM
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Shallow creases on the wing and door. Then the guy when around and corrected items that I could barely see.
Very nice. Looks good as new. Was the guy independent or part of a franchise operation?
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 03:36 PM
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Was the guy independent or part of a franchise operation?
Looks to be these guys: Carmedic | Pioneer in Paintless Dent Removal since 1992
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