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#190786 12-Jan-2016 11:08
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Hi. 

Someone over the xmas period has put a small horiztontal dent into our 4 door electrolux fridge door. It's noticable and my OCD won't allow me to leave it that way. 

Is there a nice cheap way to get that fixed? Can it be "pulled" out?

I don't really want to buy a whole door. 

Fridge is 6 years old. 


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  #1468316 12-Jan-2016 11:15
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Photo?



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  #1468318 12-Jan-2016 11:15
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ubergeeknz: Photo?


Yah I'll get one and post it tonight.


 
 
 
 


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  #1468319 12-Jan-2016 11:16
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There is a guy in Wellington that the car dealers use to suck out dents. Check with a local car dealer to see if there is similar in your area.




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  #1468320 12-Jan-2016 11:16
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whether it can just be popped out to a good standard will be a function somewhat of the shape of the dent, is why I ask :)

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  #1468321 12-Jan-2016 11:17
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Depends on the finish - Take photos to a panel beater, they can either pull it or fill and spray if painted. Likely there will be a way to remove the door to take it in for repair. 



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  #1468327 12-Jan-2016 11:19
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Could try someone like Dent Magician? Normally work on cars, but you never know.




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  #1468330 12-Jan-2016 11:21
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Stainless? Good luck, i'd suspect it's new door time if there is any creasing. 



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  #1468343 12-Jan-2016 11:46
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Plan C might be to pull it apart and gently hammer it flat from the inside.

Plan D might be to hunt for secondhand parts.

Plan E might be to find a fun/interesting way to cover it.....  a stick-on of some sort - perhaps 'whiteboard' vinyl film.




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  #1468366 12-Jan-2016 12:22
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I wouldn't expect a panelbeater to have experience with the thin metal used on fridges.


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  #1468373 12-Jan-2016 12:34
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frankv: I wouldn't expect a panelbeater to have experience with the thin metal used on fridges.



using suction they would have sufficient experience.




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frankv: I wouldn't expect a panelbeater to have experience with the thin metal used on fridges.



Have had a fridge repaired by a panelbeater before, but it was painted, not SS. 



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  #1468397 12-Jan-2016 12:56
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Dent Magicians said they couldn't help. He was dubious of the Dry Ice thing and said it might work but you risk greater damage.


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  #1468413 12-Jan-2016 13:23
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networkn: Dent Magicians said they couldn't help. He was dubious of the Dry Ice thing and said it might work but you risk greater damage.


dry ice can work with small, gentle dents, because the steel gets stretched by the impact.  The dry ice causes it to shrink, which can pop the dent out.

I doubt you can make things worse with dry ice, I'd say it is worth trying before you spring for a new door.

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