|01-12-2013 04:39 PM|
|deadbodyman||Mabee pulling the low spot with a suction cup while slapping the high spot|
|01-12-2013 07:56 AM|
|01-12-2013 07:44 AM|
|Lizer||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.|
|01-12-2013 06:53 AM|
|69 widetrack||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.|
|01-11-2013 11:11 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.
|01-11-2013 06:18 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.