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Old 19th April 2012, 22:04   #121
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It worked well on the Etios since the body is made of not so thick sheets. But I have some issues with that glue stick. It's not always sticking to the surface. Why not use something like Fevicol instead? Will it be too difficult to remove it?

As you said, it's definitely worth the price. Though not a must have equipment, I recommend it too.
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Hi All,

I am looking for popping out a minor dent from my Vento. Could you suggest some shop or tool to do so without damaging the paint surface ? I am based at Bangalore and unable to trace Autovega folks here.

Attached pic shows the damage caused by a reckless biker and is a big eyesore on my 3 months old Vento.

I will appreciate any pointers on how to get rid of it with minimal damage as VW is known for its pricey repair jobs.

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open the plastic cowl inside the wheel well and use the grabbing head of a screw driver and gently push it out to shape. you should be able to put it to shape if done properly.
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Hi All,

I am looking for popping out a minor dent from my Vento. Could you suggest some shop or tool to do so without damaging the paint surface ? I am based at Bangalore and unable to trace Autovega folks here.
There is a painter near Manipal Center (on way to ulsoor lake side) who does very good dry tinkering job. This is 15 mins job for him.
Since the dent has taken place on the line/ridge, it will not be an easy DYI job.

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I will appreciate any pointers on how to get rid of it with minimal damage as VW is known for its pricey repair jobs.
I second planet_rocker. It can be done by yourself with some care. Work it out from the inside of the panel. Since the dent is on a crease, you need to be careful. Heating may not be required since the dent is not deep. Checkout this video.



Edit: As Guna suggested, try out the experienced repair guy instead.

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There is a painter near Manipal Center (on way to ulsoor lake side) who does very good dry tinkering job. This is 15 mins job for him.
Guna,

I am so relieved to hear this. Would you be having his shop name or phone number or anything else which will help me locate this guy over weekend.

Thanks once again.

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Guna,

I am so relieved to hear this. Would you be having his shop name or phone number or anything else which will help me locate this guy over weekend.

Thanks once again.

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I don't remember the name of the shop. I will PM you painter's number.
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I don't remember the name of the shop. I will PM you painter's number.
Guna ,

Did you get a chance to locate Painter's number ?


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Guys

I have this Dent on my bonnet(Swift) caused due to a projectile(stone) from a truck ahead. Paintless Dent repair-dentswift.jpg

I tried the DIY options such as Vacuum glass hook etc, but no success.

This area of the bonnet has another layer of sheet underneath(with gap in between) so i cannot hammer it back as well.

Service center guy quoted something like 3.5K since they have to cut the metal, remove the dent from inside and then weld it back

I felt 3.5K is a big ask(when new bonnet would cost around 4-5K ???)

Has anyone got similar dent removed ? what are my options here. please suggest.
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Mr. Gaikwad is amazing. Not only did he work on the dent, he even saw a minor scratch on the right rear and fixed it promptly. A little more than 25 mins, and my Swift was as good as new.

The best part about this guy - We had fixed an appointment for 12:45PM. At 12:40 he calls me saying he is stuck somewhere and shall be able to make to my house only by 1:00! What dedication. This is what I call service.

To all those wanting him to come down to Bombay - As of now, he accepts jobs only in Navi Mumbai. For lack of man power, he is unable to expand further.

Pls PM contact details of Mr. Gaikwad. Need couple of dents to take care of.

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Anyone knows a good paintless dent repair shop/expert in Trivandrum ? Have a dent on the wheel arches of a Nissan Micra. Its the Sunlight Orange color, so a repaint just on the affected area would definitely be noticeable.
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Hi,

Does this gentleman travel to mumbai. Have a few roof dings that need to be done my Micra. Would appreciate if someone could PM me his number too.

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I have a dent on my car that looks exactly like icecoolsam's pic - just above the tyre, small indentation, probably made by someone else slamming their door on my car. Don't even know when it happened.

Any suggestions for similar quick & easy dent fix in Chennai?
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Now this is high tech.....




Quite a watch, a mix of PDR and bodyshop technology. Not DIY, but an insight into what high end bodyshops are able to do, armed to the teeth.

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Now this is high tech.....

Quite a watch, a mix of PDR and bodyshop technology. Not DIY, but an insight into what high end bodyshops are able to do, armed to the teeth.
Excellent video - a real pro job.
I want to know if PDR is possible to fix dents on the entire roof of my Lancer. I am Pune based but the damage happened in Bikaner when the car was parked under a tree. A herd of goats jumped on the bonnet and then on the roof to eat the leaves off the low hanging branches. After their fill they got off the rear end. You can imagine the scratches all over the car and a big crater on the roof. I could manage to bump up the roof from inside but it has lost its original smooth curve.
If PCD won't help then what are my alternatives? I have already fixed the bonnet and the rear end but for the roof the A*S*S advised me ignore it.
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