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As you may know i bought my 2000 coupe about a month ago, and i was chuffed that it didn't have a mark on it!
Well untill today!:jaw-dropping i parked in tsco as usual and returned to the car to find a horizontal ding in the rear quarter! some 1 has run a trolly in to the side of my car:mad
Now thats all i can see when i look at it!
some people make my blood boil:frown
Does any where fix these? and how much?
 

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As you may know i bought my 2000 coupe about a month ago, and i was chuffed that it didn't have a mark on it!
Well untill today!:jaw-dropping i parked in tsco as usual and returned to the car to find a horizontal ding in the rear quarter! some 1 has run a trolly in to the side of my car:mad
Now thats all i can see when i look at it!
some people make my blood boil:frown
Does any where fix these? and how much?
Why don't you go to the supermarket and see if they have it on CCTV? It's worth a look, you never know.
 

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One of my freinds got their door dented in Tesco, and he got the police involved who seized the CCTV, the Supermarket will not give it to you, ever, but htey will to the police, the woman who has tried every trick to weasel free.... now has the possiblity of points a fine and with any luck prison... she has been charged with "leaving the scene of an accident" and "malicious damage" :) She even tried saying it wasn't her.... trouble is she is on tape getting out check the door and reversing out into another space.... and her numberplate and face are in view LOL.....

Ask the supermarket then get the police involved, the person after all has committed an offence....
 

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i know m8 just been out washing mine.. and found mark that runs most of the length of the bumper just above the parking sensors.... looks like someone has been touch parking....

and i don't know about giving them a slap.... i would like to do a lot more the these twats...
 

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Does any where fix these? and how much?
There is a company called dentmaster that will come to you and they put this sucker thing on and pop the dink out, dont quote me on this but i think its about £75 hope this helps you mate. :thumbsup

Society is terrible today, no one respects anything of anyone elses anymore, there is a lot to be said these days for having an old pile of crap to run around in that you dont care about and can just leave anywhere, a friend of mine has a GTI-6 peugeot he thinks the world of, ok not a BMW but its his pride and joy, he stayed at his girlfriends last weekend and sum idiot had walked up the bonnet, over the roof and jumped off the back during the night, mindless twats!! :mad
 

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Is it a ding or a scratch and is it in the metal or bumper-If its a ding then get some dry-ice and put it on it and hopefully this will pull it out but if the paint work is damaged then rather get it professionally done,its a trick I learnt to do after hail damage to my car in SA works a treat.But yeah get the police involved as it is criminal damage and hopefully it is on cctv


You think you are pi$$ed off-friggin warratahs beat the sharks today
 

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Can you take a pic of this ding? Like above, you can have it removed by PDR. I personally do my own cars with a couple of PDR tools and a reflector board :hyper...something I learnt from a specialist friend of mine :cool
 

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isn't dry ice the slower way of the hairdryer and co2 spay? i was told dry ice isn't that good as when the panel get warm again the mtal flexes and the dent returns?
The horizontal dink is in the rear quarter panel half way up!
 

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If it is a deep ding, then dry ice/co2/hair dryer is not going to do anything for you. The metal has a type of memory, so it will return to it's original shape once the proper PDR technique is used. If the panel is not reachable by the tools, then you may be looking at glue based techniques.
 

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Is it a ding or a scratch and is it in the metal or bumper-If its a ding then get some dry-ice and put it on it and hopefully this will pull it out but if the paint work is damaged then rather get it professionally done,its a trick I learnt to do after hail damage to my car in SA works a treat.But yeah get the police involved as it is criminal damage and hopefully it is on cctv


You think you are pi$$ed off-friggin warratahs beat the sharks today
Heat the panel (point where the ding is) with a hairdryer, get it really hot, about 3-4 minutes on high should do it, then use a can of compressed air (avaliable in PC world for a fiver). Invert the can and spray it onto the dent, the result exapansion/contraction (as liquid oxygen is expelled when the can is inverted) can often pop out smaller dings....

ATB,
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This example makes me fume.

First experience I had of this was when I was driving a Rover BRM when I was 17. I parked it outside a community centre for an hour whilst collecting someone from a birthday party to come back to a massive dent in the tailgate where it looked like someone had driven a ped into it.

I did hear peds from inside the building as well so this seems the most likely option.

I had it repaired, cost me 220 quid.

This makes me sick and people do not any longer take responsibility for their actions. The other day this woman was coming the wrong way down a slip road towards me and as I moved out of her way she tried to get past in quite a narrow gap and I felt the car wobble; and then she drove off the wrong way down the slip road! I immediately took her plate pulled over and inspected the damage (which was a small scratch).

I wasnt particularly bothered by the scratch I can get that out myself and I was not going to chase after her it was too petty.

Only thing is, she was in her 40s and I am 22 and she should be the responsible driver! Not me!

Sickening
 

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This example makes me fume.

First experience I had of this was when I was driving a Rover BRM when I was 17. I parked it outside a community centre for an hour whilst collecting someone from a birthday party to come back to a massive dent in the tailgate where it looked like someone had driven a ped into it.

I did hear peds from inside the building as well so this seems the most likely option.

I had it repaired, cost me 220 quid.

This makes me sick and people do not any longer take responsibility for their actions. The other day this woman was coming the wrong way down a slip road towards me and as I moved out of her way she tried to get past in quite a narrow gap and I felt the car wobble; and then she drove off the wrong way down the slip road! I immediately took her plate pulled over and inspected the damage (which was a small scratch).

I wasnt particularly bothered by the scratch I can get that out myself and I was not going to chase after her it was too petty.

Only thing is, she was in her 40s and I am 22 and she should be the responsible driver! Not me!

Sickening
Report her! Get these idiots off the road. That's what I'd do.
 

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i went to tesco, but they don't have cameras on the car park! looks like i will be forking out again!
i can't help thinking it was deliberate because it was a bmw.:frown
 

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Heat the panel (point where the ding is) with a hairdryer, get it really hot, about 3-4 minutes on high should do it, then use a can of compressed air (avaliable in PC world for a fiver). Invert the can and spray it onto the dent, the result exapansion/contraction (as liquid oxygen is expelled when the can is inverted) can often pop out smaller dings....

ATB,
Tom
Just been to pc world, was only selling in a 2 pack, £17.99, so tried currys, £14.99
Ended up getting a tin from b&q. £7.99. called ph blow pipe air duster, pressurised air! is that right? they did have 1 other called pipe freeze, but that used a chemical to freeze, so i thought that was wrong.
Have i got the right stuff?
 

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if it makes you feel any better someone reversed into my E39 last week and has killed the boootlid. drove off with no mention-musty have been a truck by the looks of where it hit. then someone reversed into the front and popped out one of my hockey sticks under the lights. again no note or anything. I'll never understand it.
 

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Sorry mate, I thought they'd still be a fiver, but yep that compressed air one is correct, the pipe freezing spray will strip your paint... :-(

Invert it and it'll spray a super cold liquid which will freeze as it hits the paint (you should see ice crystals forming, I think IIRC I sprayed for around 10-20 seconds).....

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSWESEVOUA

There are plenty more :) I managed to significantly improve the ones on my doors, to the point where only I notice them if I look hard....

Make sure the panel is nice and hot where the dent is...... :)

This method is always worth a try at 8 quid, if it does make it a fair bit better or remove it totally then it might save you 50+ quid :)


ATB,
Tom
 
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