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- Jul 11, 2010
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- San Jose
Yep, why I stopped with the plunger bit in a hurry.I've seen a dent just like that removed from paintless dent removal, its just finding a good one. can't even see it unless you know its there took about 45 minutes and $300.00 I wouldn't touch it could cause more damage with a little too much push
I'm all for PDR, absolutely. That would be a wonderful thing.1st I have seen this Ed.
Let the PDR guy try. A good one can really surprise you as long as he isn't working near or under filler.
That said, The ding is very fixable , you have the paint code, A good body man will blend the color staying away from the door and clear the qt. If you have a good painter its going to work out fine.
Thanks. She's a good 20 footer for sure. I need to get some touch up paint made up off those codes as it is, though.No repair ideas to add, just wanted to say it made me sick to see it. Hope it works out, no pun intended. That is a beautiful car.
Well now, that's a good question Mo.For whatever it is worth.. My paint mixer said it is near impossible to match older paint, even if you know the factory paint code.. He say's because the materials they used then. is no longer available.. For example, years back there was lead in the paint, and lead affects the color.................MO
Certainly cheaper than this 3M stuff, that's for sure.Isopropyl Alcohol and water mixed 1 to 1 in a spray bottle. Will take care of hard left over rubbing compound. Some rubbing may be required.
The PDR is worth a shot. We have two very talented ones up here. They’re expensive and worth it. I had a couple of dents taken out of my wife’s beater Pontiac and one out of her new Hellcat. You couldn’t tell where they were on either car. I’ve seen more hacks in the paint and body trade than PDR.You mentioned Hagarty, problem solved..... they will easily shell out enough to fix the dent, and paint the entire side to match. Find someone who can handle it
if you have to search the planet for a super talented pdr artist.......... he aint working cheap, he may or may not achieve the desired result, and he may not even exist....... if you're gonna spend time, energy, and money; just give it a proper dent repair.
remember.... these pdr guys are fixing late model stuff on car lots, and the metal they are used to working with is pretty flimsy.... most of them are hacks, I've seen it all