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Old 05-11-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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question on fixing dent

Anybody has experiences with dent wizard? Did they drill holes into the side of the panel to fix dents? Does that hurt the car? Is that the only way to fix dents?
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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depending on location of dent if there is no access hole then a hole is drilled and then plugged. They should inform you 1st . If they drill that means that is the only means to get to the dent.
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Old 05-17-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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Ask your local bimmer dealer if they have a "dent man"
Sometimes it is a dent wizard guy that spend a few days per week there. I had a dent caused by the dealer pulled and I they did not drill a hole, they must have used that 19.95 dent tool where you use glue to pull the ding.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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Agree with what is said above, especially the part about getting it done through the dealer but only IF you are tight with your dealer. He will contact his "Paintless Dent Removal" guy and get it done for you (at the deadlership) at his cost which is usually about $25-$35/panel as opposed to $75/panel retail. If your dealer is a jerk, he will charge you retail and pay wholesale. If you are going to pay the same price, hire the dent guy yourself and have him come to your house or work instead of having to drop the car off at the dealer.

If the dent guy has been doing it long enough, they are really pretty good and you will not be able to tell where the dent was. However, if the dent is much bigger than the size of a golfball, don't bother. Body shop anything bigger than that. The dent guy will attempt to make it look better, and probably will, but you will be able to tell it was worked. Same thing applies if the dent runs through a body line. Also, if they have to drill a hole in your door jamb, they will plug it with a black plastic plug after putting silicone around the edge of the hole. Many times the dent removal guys don't like to go down the window on BMW because the clearances are so tight and they risk breaking the window...
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