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Lizer 01-11-2013 05:18 PM

Brow in door skin
My coworker has a newer Saab, and she hit the door somehow and now it has a brow with a low spot right above or underneath, I don't recall. She asked me if I could do something about it and said I prob could, but I wanted to check with the powers that be here to check my methods before laying a hand on the door.

It doesn't need to be a perfect repair, just make it so it's not so obvious. My idea was to use my slapper to gently tap down the brow while working the low spot out with a dolly while I tap. I was going to put some tape on the slapper to avoid marring the finish. I repaired the brows in my Mustang roof this way with good results, but we all know that wasn't a finished surface.

I was also wondering if I should warm the area on the door so the paint isn't brittle. I told her I won't do it if it looks like things will only be made worse. This is just supposed to be a bump and done thing. With the car that is, not her.

MARTINSR 01-11-2013 10:11 PM

You have the right idea, no if's ands or buts, perfect. Heating the paint, never did it but the PDR guys do that so it must be a good idea.


69 widetrack 01-12-2013 05:53 AM

One question I would have before you try and straighten things out is, is there any filler at the point that you are trying to straighten? Metal has memory, so straightening metal is a lot easier than trying to straighten a spot with filler in it...filler has no memory.

Lizer 01-12-2013 06:44 AM

This car is only 4 or 5 years old and never been in any accidents, so there shouldn't be any filler on the door.

69 widetrack 01-12-2013 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Lizer (Post 1633882)
This car is only 4 or 5 years old and never been in any accidents, so there shouldn't be any filler on the door.

OK, it was just a thought and I didn't want you to start a repair that couldn't have a respectable out come. In 2003, I had a neighbor that just bought a 1 year old Hyundai Accent...real low miles, under 5K...He had a little ding in the fender and asked if I could get it out....I tried...but...there was filler right beside the spot that I tried to like I said, just a thought.


deadbodyman 01-12-2013 03:39 PM

Mabee pulling the low spot with a suction cup while slapping the high spot

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