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Topic # 227460 8-Jan-2018 10:18
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Got a couple of annoying small dents in the doors of my car from inconsiderate w*nkers opening doors in carparks etc. Anyone got any experience or recommendations from using  the various mobile services that are available?

 

The car was just in at the panel beaters for a larger repair but they couldn't do the little dents and meant to get a 3rd party guy in to do them but forgot to do it!

 

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JohnO

 

 


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  Reply # 1932056 8-Jan-2018 11:04
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Have only used one, Dent Magician, Akl North Shore towards the end of last year. Guy was great, came to our house to quote, offered to do work then and there, from memory around $300 to remove small dents on almost all vertical panels. Took just over an hour. They don't do paint, so won't fix up chipped paint etc. Pretty impressed with their service.


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  Reply # 1932060 8-Jan-2018 11:14
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I'd also like to know. 

 

For the same reason. I have a total of *8* dents in my car, from 7 separate incidents!

 

Not one person left their details. 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1932110 8-Jan-2018 11:37
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networkn:

 

I'd also like to know. 

 

For the same reason. I have a total of *8* dents in my car, from 7 separate incidents!

 

Not one person left their details. 

 

 

My current car has now twice been to the panel beaters for anonymous damage in car parks. One required a complete door re-skin and the other a replacement panel. Kind of destroys your opinion of people...

 

Quick google of "Painless Dent Removal" sees several mobile operators with amazing results pictured... but would be great to hear from anyone here with an actual experience...

 

 




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  Reply # 1932112 8-Jan-2018 11:39
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xontech:

 

Have only used one, Dent Magician, Akl North Shore towards the end of last year. Guy was great, came to our house to quote, offered to do work then and there, from memory around $300 to remove small dents on almost all vertical panels. Took just over an hour. They don't do paint, so won't fix up chipped paint etc. Pretty impressed with their service.

 

 

Thanks @xontech - how do they do it? Are they pulling or sucking the dent out or pushing it? I gotta say I'm surprised that it can be done at all.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1932153 8-Jan-2018 11:46
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I wasn't there when they did it, but wife mentioned they used a combination of hammers, magnets, suckers etc. None of the dents he repaired suffered from paint damage due to the repair.

 

I was surprised at some of the places they managed to fix, above the petrol cap high up on a rear panel for example. Before he started he was very clear on what he could and couldn't do.


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  Reply # 1932154 8-Jan-2018 11:47
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I would be interested to see if they could fix an issue on the rear wheel arch.


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  Reply # 1932175 8-Jan-2018 12:10
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I had a dent removed from the passenger door on my previous car a couple of years ago.
From memory it was also Dent Magician.
The guy did an excellent job, couldn't even tell there was a dent (luckily no paint damage).
He pushed it out using a tool that went down the window slot.


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  Reply # 1932178 8-Jan-2018 12:16
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I've used Dent Devils in the past with excellent results.


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  Reply # 1932181 8-Jan-2018 12:25
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networkn:

 

I'd also like to know. 

 

For the same reason. I have a total of *8* dents in my car, from 7 separate incidents!

 

Not one person left their details. 

 

 

 

 


Sadly common. SWMBO's Honda Jazz has dents and scratches all over from car parks - mainly at the station. My Toyota Alphard has a massive green paint smudge amidst the blue pearlescent expanse of the drivers door that is of a size and shape that indicates another inconsiderate [insert epithet here] just opened their car door straight into the side.






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  Reply # 1932183 8-Jan-2018 12:28
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kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

Thanks @xontech - how do they do it? Are they pulling or sucking the dent out or pushing it? I gotta say I'm surprised that it can be done at all.

 

 

 

 

Have a look on Youtube, plenty of video clips. Amazing what these guys can do with a combination of pushing and pulling and levers to get into difficult to reach places. 


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  Reply # 1932189 8-Jan-2018 12:33
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I've used Dent Magician multiple times in Wellington, really good service - he even came to where my car was parked while I was at work.

 

I never had this problem in Auckland, but in Wellington just about every car I've owned has had a dent and/or scratch from people who don't give a sh*t about other peoples property. The worst area for me has been Khandallah village and Khandallah new world.

 

Puts me off owning a new car, because the last new car I owned lasted 2 weeks before someone dented it with a door/shopping trolley.

 

 




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  Reply # 1932190 8-Jan-2018 12:34
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Senecio:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Thanks @xontech - how do they do it? Are they pulling or sucking the dent out or pushing it? I gotta say I'm surprised that it can be done at all.

 

 

Have a look on Youtube, plenty of video clips. Amazing what these guys can do with a combination of pushing and pulling and levers to get into difficult to reach places. 

 

 

So I see, amazing. My plastic surgeon brother in law has nothing on the skill of these guys!

 

 


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  Reply # 1932196 8-Jan-2018 12:48
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yeah I will just echo the others and say I have used Dent Magician and was happy with the results. Spent a long time on the car; didn't manage to remove some of them as (from memory) it came down to the type of dent (ie sharp or smooth profile) and also the biggest issue was where the dent was directly on top of a reinforcing bar in the door....but certainly would go for it again. 




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  Reply # 1932200 8-Jan-2018 12:54
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Ok, have gone online and requested Dent Magician have a look - will update...

 

 

Yeah I know it's dirty! Just back from holidays...

 

 


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  Reply # 1932753 9-Jan-2018 12:47
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I had dent magician do a black BMW e34 in wellington years ago. Rear quarter above the taillight on a corner. He took 3 times as long as he said he would because "the steel on these corners are thicker than your average corolla". 

 

Didn't charge any extra and did an amazing job. Couldn't tell there was ever a dent. 

 

I was originally doubtful because of where it was (I'm a a spray painter), but I was stoked with the outcome.


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