November 18, 2005hey, any body shop guys, how would you repair small dings and dents? massage them out? or Bondo them?
December 6, 2005depending on what your definition of a ding is...... body filler would be your best bet if thier large... it can be tricky to try and pop them out unless you find a paintless dent removal guy... they actually drill a small hole in a concealed spot on the panel(if a factory hole is non-excessable) and use a special tool to pop the dent out...
December 6, 2005I enlisted the help of one of those paintless dent repair services...with outstanding results! I had 4 or 5 in each door and a crease in one of my fenders(got too close to the workbench in my garage one night)...he was able to remove them ALL! saved me a ton of $$ over what the body shop wanted!
December 6, 2005there you go biggerhammer, problem solved.........
December 14, 2005appreciate the answers, even after a month from initial post.
the thing was, I wanted to fix them myself, they are small, most people can't see them, but I can, reason I wanted to know was it easier to massage them or bondo, if bondo, do I need to drill a hole for the bondo to hold? yes, I could go to a paintless dent guy, but that takes moolah, something I don't have at the moment, unless there is a paintless dent guy that needs a valve job or headwork done, then we can trade.
December 15, 2005No, don't drill holes in your truck. That's old school techniques but it still works it's just that it will rust from the other side and eventually eat it out in time. Just grind the area and spread out the bondo, but if your not going to paint the panel your gonna end up paying more then triple the cost of painting it VS paying a "DENT WIZARD" to fix it for ya!
My advise, don't do a thing. Save some money an have a DENT WIZARD fix it for ya. Massage it out? if you know how and if you stretch the metal because of pressing to hard with what ever tool you plan to use you'll screw yourself by causing another problem.
December 15, 2005wow this is great info for me....I just got hit this past saturday night in the drivers door just under the window by a bb. Was driving down the road and someone must have been in the woods and shot at me. I was pretty ticked when I saw it. Some people are so ignorant.