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Old 04-05-2018, 02:52 PM
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Paintless dent repair ?

Hey all! I got my 65 painted & assembled. I see I missed a small dent on the pass door.

I was wondering if anyone could give me their thoughts on trying paintless dent repair on fresh paint/bodywork?

I don't remember having any filler in that area. Any thoughts.

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Is the dent accessible for them to push out from the backside? If so it should work well. Paint will continue to harden over time, so it should be most flexible when fresh.
If they have to use a glue stick from the exterior, I would be very hesitant. They could possibly pull a piece of paint from the car.
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We have done it a number of times at the shop where something is missed and we have the PDR guy come and take care of it, not a problem if there is no filler there.

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Good. Thanks guys. Easy to get to from the back.
I guess I'll talk to my used car dealer friend. He has somebody come to his lot. Maybe I can have him stop by . The car won't be driveable for a while yet.

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I had a run away picnic umbrella hit my wifes Jaquar S Type leaving three small dents in one fender and hood. PDR removed all three for 200 bucks. Perfectly repaired. Some of those guys are true artists.

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I work part-time at a collision repair shop and we have a guy there all the time doing PDR for customers and such. I bought an used Harley tank for pennies because it had a dent the size of a baseball in the side. He removed 99% of it and when I have it painted, it will take very little to make it perfect. Every summer, I have him go over our daily drivers and take out all the door dings. He is one of those artists that can keep a car looking new.
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be careful with who you select. There's some really bad pdr guys out there but also very good ones. The good ones will have a huge assortment of tools and may take a little long.
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Paintless Dent Repair For Sure

I perform paintless dent repair. I have been doing PDR on Hot Rods for over 20 years. As long as the paint is in good shape, PDR is not a problem on older metal. A lot of what I see is lacquer paint jobs that have dents and the paint is already cracked.
You have to check the qualifications of the PDR tech you are using and ask for some before and after pictures of previous classic car work he has performed. There are unique guidelines technicians use for this type of work. Also, if the technician has performed motorcycle tank dent repair then he will be a good fit for Hod Rod dent repair.
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Well I finally got a PDR guy to come out to the house. I found him through a friend who runs a body shop.

The guy did a nice job. He spent about an hour working on it. He's a car guy, so we had a good time visiting while he worked.

He packed up to go and I said "aren't you forgetting something?"

He wouldn't take any money. I tried 3 times but he wouldn't take it. Said " it's not perfect, you don't owe me anything." It may not be perfect but it's perfectly fine for me. I can't see it anymore but I guess I didn't see it the first time.

Thanks for all the help!
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Right on, nice guy. And thus was my point earlier, we know when it comes easy to us and we can pass "pay it forward." That is exactly what this guy did. We do it all the time at the shop, and I always have. Some poor heart broken customer comes in with a sprung door that they did backing up with it open and I do my magic work and fix it, "Thank you very much, have a nice day" and send them on their way. It's great to do that for other humans and it's great for business because they aren't going to forget it!

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Well that & you sure do more than your part in helping us amatures not screw up too bad!

Again, Thanks to everyone here for all the help!

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