Removing dent from car door at home


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I've just got back from the supermarket and noticed a dent in the door on my car - it looks like someone has opened their own door in to my car very hard, or perhaps hit it with a cart:

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The dent doesn't look too bad on the photo, but it's very obvious in person. I could take the car to somewhere that specialises in fixing dents and pay around £150, or I could buy something like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manelord-Repair-Puller-Double-Removal/dp/B07HQ3T1SF/) and try it myself. Has anyone had any luck using a tool like this before?
 
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I've just got back from the supermarket and noticed a dent in the door on my car - it looks like someone has opened their own door in to my car very hard, or perhaps hit it with a cart:

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The dent doesn't look too bad on the photo, but it's very obvious in person. I could take the car to somewhere that specialises in fixing dents and pay around £150, or I could buy something like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manelord-Repair-Puller-Double-Removal/dp/B07HQ3T1SF/) and try it myself. Has anyone had any luck using a tool like this before?

It's not something I'd tackle myself, being so small, you could make it worse. You could pay for it to be repaired, then get another one the following week.

I've a couple of supermarket door dings, worse than those. But then most people I know have at least one.
For the first few weeks you notice and worry about them, then you stop and never give them another thought.

My only advice is that I take myself. Shop in Waitrose, their car parking spaces are wider!
 
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Hi,

Our friends over in Cottingham had a mobile dent removal van visit them; I think it cost around £70 and the dent was removed with their car on their driveway; the repair couldn't be detected. I can check and PM you Ian if it will help?

When I park our Yeti I always try to park next to more expensive cars; the exception is when I visit Morrison's first thing when their car park is empty; I always park third space from the trolley storage area and after shopping I return to the car to see a car parked each side but the rest of the car park remaining empty; I know I'm a likeable guy but this is a bit much.

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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Hi,

Our friends over in Cottingham had a mobile dent removal van visit them; I think it cost around £70 and the dent was removed with their car on their driveway; the repair couldn't be detected. I can check and PM you Ian if it will help?

When I park our Yeti I always try to park next to more expensive cars; the exception is when I visit Morrison's first thing when their car park is empty; I always park third space from the trolley storage area and after shopping I return to the car to see a car parked each side but the rest of the car park remaining empty; I know I'm a likeable guy but this is a bit much.

Kind regards, Colin.
Parking is always a problem. "Back in the day," when I was the general manager of a large superstore, I was working late one evening supervising the shelf fillers. Something I rarely did, only when my deputy manager was on holiday and the grocery manager was on day off.

We had a 200 space car park. By 10.00pm it was empty, except for my fairly new 2L Alfa Guilietta and one of the shelf filler's cars. She was a married woman, the rest were college students. she was the only one with a car, a beat-up old Mini, As we were leaving after finishing work as I was locking the staff entrance door, she managed to back into my car.
 

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Many thanks, it sounds like a mobile repair van is the way to go - rather than risking making it worse. I'll do some digging, but perhaps wait a few months before getting it sorted.

Shop in Waitrose, their car parking spaces are wider!
Hahahaha, very true! :D

This happened in ASDA and there was somuch space between my car and the one next to it that I can only assume a child slammed it open full-force and full-extension.

I can check and PM you Ian if it will help?
That would be very handy thank you, if it's a national company? I'm over in Manchester :)
 
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Thanks Colin! I'll check these out now :D.
 

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