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Old 2nd February 2006, 16:50   #1
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Hai BHPians,

Here's one more attempt to clear some cobwebs in my brain.......

Higher version cars from mid-segments on have two layers of metals, on the doors, side panels, front and back. I discovered in on my fusion a little painfullly...... there was a little dimple in my FL door where someone had bumped hard on the parking lot and the door has a visible dimple. The ford guys told me the dimple cannot be hammered out from the inside since there is one more metal sheet on the inside and they will have to cut it and the job which is time consuming and expensive.

Earlier on in my Santro the workshop has hammered similar bumps with a wooden hammer since it has only one layer sheets on the doors and may parts of the body.

I found out that the Swift has the same double metal and many more cars above the 5/6 lakh mark has this structure. My quesitons:

1. This increases construction cost, is more cumbursome and expensive to maintain and repair. Why can't they just put one heavy metal instead of two sheets and do the job ? My guesses for the answers are:

* Provides a crumple zone and a cushion for impact; improves safety.
* Better insulation for AC

2. What other brands of cars have this double metal body?

I don't know if I am right....... any input will throw some light into this.
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Old 2nd February 2006, 20:19   #2
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in bangalore there is a guy called "paint bull", who removes these dimples as long as there is no crease and the dimple is not on the corners of the car.

he uses a suction cup and a silicone gel glue and hammers it outwards and viola no dimple..i have got it done twice and there is no visible mark...

no paint job, no tinkering nothing just a 2 minute job..
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in bangalore there is a guy called "paint bull", who removes these dimples as long as there is no crease and the dimple is not on the corners of the car.

he uses a suction cup and a silicone gel glue and hammers it outwards and viola no dimple..i have got it done twice and there is no visible mark...

no paint job, no tinkering nothing just a 2 minute job..
This is a standard process outside the country.

Where is this "paint bull"? I need to meet him. Optra has few such dents on her body.
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Delhi had one guy who would use hammers and some wax to ligtly tap the dents into shape. He was truely and expert. Saw him remove a gash from an Indica. 99.9% perfect! And damn cheap too. I wish there was someone in bangalore like that
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This is a standard process outside the country.

Where is this "paint bull"? I need to meet him. Optra has few such dents on her body.
it is on mission road, give me a buzz, i know the guy will take you there...
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http://doityourself.com/shop/autobodytools.htm
There are quite a few of those in the market. Not sure how good they are tho.
How much does this guy charge? Any clue how to use one of these things?
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I don't have your number. And who's going to take me there?

For your number, pm me.
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http://doityourself.com/shop/autobodytools.htm
There are quite a few of those in the market. Not sure how good they are tho.
How much does this guy charge? Any clue how to use one of these things?
he charges around 150-250 per dent depending on the size of the dent
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