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Old 05-28-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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So today I scrubbed up against an SUV and put a nice little dent in the stang and broke my side scoop I know I'll probably have to buy another scoop, but what's the best way to go about popping this dent out? I've never done it myself before.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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So today I scrubbed up against an SUV and put a nice little dent in the stang and broke my side scoop I know I'll probably have to buy another scoop, but what's the best way to go about popping this dent out? I've never done it myself before.
if you can get behind it try and push it out with a hammer, be easy though or youll pop it out too far. if not you can get a big suction cup from most car places and it may pull it out.
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if you can get behind it try and push it out with a hammer, be easy though or youll pop it out too far. if not you can get a big suction cup from most car places and it may pull it out.
I'm hoping you mean something along the lines of a rubber mallet and not an actual hammer for hitting nails!.. Lol. The suction cup idea might be best!..
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I'm hoping you mean something along the lines of a rubber mallet and not an actual hammer for hitting nails!.. Lol. The suction cup idea might be best!..
lol yeah, or if you dont have a rubber mallet, use a hammer made for body work, its a little better on the metal, and wont leave big bumps in the metal, it has a flat head on it.
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Does the side scoop still clip in place? If so send a picture if the scratches aren't too deep it could be wet sanded and buffed, with the dent you won't want to hit it with the metal side of the hammer push the dent out with the wooden Side first start on the body line and apply pressure you don't want to push too hard or you will stretch the metal. Are you making it perfect or fixing it as best as you can?
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lol yeah, or if you dont have a rubber mallet, use a hammer made for body work, its a little better on the metal, and wont leave big bumps in the metal, it has a flat head on it.
Lol. Yeah I thought I would try to help clarify what type of hammer/hammers to use!.. I know some people might have the wrong idea when you just say Hammer!..
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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Dont feel bad man, I did the same thing to my car when I was pulling out of the garage. I hit my dad's 94' lightning truck and did mess it up but mine looked just like that. You will be able to get most of it out above and below the curve but it will still be able to be seen at least on mine anyways. If you have Dent Doctor or Dent genie around they are good at getting them out or at least blending it in.
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Dont feel bad man, I did the same thing to my car when I was pulling out of the garage. I hit my dad's 94' lightning truck and did mess it up but mine looked just like that. You will be able to get most of it out above and below the curve but it will still be able to be seen at least on mine anyways. If you have Dent Doctor or Dent genie around they are good at getting them out or at least blending it in.
Ya!... Lol At least it wasn't something like your mom backing up into your car and leaving a nice big dent in the drivers side door!.. And also ripping off the side scoop!.. That happened to me a few years ago!.. Lol Thanks mom!...
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Ya!... Lol At least it wasn't something like your mom backing up into your car and leaving a nice big dent in the drivers side door!.. And also ripping off the side scoop!.. That happened to me a few years ago!.. Lol Thanks mom!...
No, you are right about that but it doesnt beat that when I first bought my dentless, flawess car and I only had it for 30 FREAKING mins. I went to sonic and this chick next to me got out of her car for some odd reason opening the door like she had a mile between hitting the rear driver side corner panel leaving a dent....oh I should could have choked her.
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No, you are right about that but it doesnt beat that when I first bought my dentless, flawess car and I only had it for 30 FREAKING mins. I went to sonic and this chick next to me got out of her car for some odd reason opening the door like she had a mile between hitting the rear driver side corner panel leaving a dent....oh I should could have choked her.
Hahahaha. Sorry. Hahahahaha.
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yes yes, but she bought me a route 44 sweet though and she was hott...lol but all my dents and battle wounds will be fixed when i get home lol
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Does the side scoop still clip in place? If so send a picture if the scratches aren't too deep it could be wet sanded and buffed, with the dent you won't want to hit it with the metal side of the hammer push the dent out with the wooden Side first start on the body line and apply pressure you don't want to push too hard or you will stretch the metal. Are you making it perfect or fixing it as best as you can?
The top clip is broken I believe, I can half way pull it off with little to no pressure. Idk how many clips there are, so there may be more broken that I can't quite see. And it doesn't have to be spotless, but I'd like to do as good of a job as I can
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I'm not sure on how many clips try and pull up a lil on it and take a picture. Are you going to have it painted? If so I can take a picture of some of the tools you'll need or what I would use to fix it
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I'm not sure on how many clips try and pull up a lil on it and take a picture. Are you going to have it painted? If so I can take a picture of some of the tools you'll need or what I would use to fix it
That would be greatly appreciated, I'll go see if I can get a good picture
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There.
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Those clips don't look to be broken to get the out you need either a flat blade screw driver or a putty knife and you want to carefully wedge it between the clip and the scoop do not pry it up it will release if you push the tabs correctly I will send more pics of the tools and a step by step on how to remove the scoop tommorrow if you wanna wait til then
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Those clips don't look to be broken to get the out you need either a flat blade screw driver or a putty knife and you want to carefully wedge it between the clip and the scoop do not pry it up it will release if you push the tabs correctly I will send more pics of the tools and a step by step on how to remove the scoop tommorrow if you wanna wait til then
That sounds good man, greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #18
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No prob its a daily thing for me lol
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #19
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Based on the pictures, do you think I'm gonna need a new scoop or can that one just be fixed?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #20
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If you want to get the dent taken out right take it somewhere where they do Paintless dent removal. I had a dent in my old stand i was hit on my back fender on the crease. Once it was taken out you couldnt even tell there was ever a dent there.
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Run your finger nail along the scratch if it catches then it needs to be repainted check the tabs where the clips go make sure they aren't torn. Paintless dent repair is good for a lot of small dings and dents and creases but some times it doesn't look perfect. Your dent is too big for Paintless dent repair it will need to be pulled at the body line to get the strength back then the rest pulled and shaped out then filled primed then painted.
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You have a ballpark estimate of what this will cost to get done right?
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I can ask an estimator tommorrow morning and can you look at your vin tag on the door jamb on the bottom left it will say "ext pnt:" it might say yz is what I think it is just can you double check for me? Luckily white matches very easy so your painter can probably paint it without having to blend the door.
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Re: Bad news

what sucks is the rear quarter panels dont just bolt on/off so you basically will end up having to have the one you have repaired.... not replaced
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Ok so I had the girl in the office do a ball park estimate for your mustang the total she had was about so hundred dollars. It might seem high but I will explain it too you. I figure it will take about 4 hours for a body man to fix the dent, it pays 0.4 of an hour remove and install your right tail lamp, 0.5 to partial r&i your rear bumper (just need the right side dangling), and another 0.3 to remove and install your side scoop, then it's 3.5 hours paint labor to prep mask and paint your quarter then the paint materials is 119$. This is the price it is because we charge 52$ an hour for body labor, 52$ an hour for paint labor.
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Then for your clip here are some pics on I found one of what it will look like if you pry it it will break and clips are like .75 to 2$ a piece



First pic what the clip looks like you have to compress both tabs to remove the clip.

Second pic push one side at a time either a flat blade or putty knife or the best thing is a plastic interior trim popper ( plastic doesn't scratch paint) you can get them at harbor freight

Third pic is your going to have to push in and pry up lightly is the trick to removal with out breaking
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I wish I could get y'all to do it. I figured out the clips on the scoop and fixed that myself. Even got most of the scratches out on my own. Went and got 2 estimates for the dent: $521 and $400
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Dude if you lived here I would help you out I can't paint but the painters at my work do side jobs for cash. And I was lookin at a stang like yours and you can't push it out from the inside the wheel house is in the way you would have to use a stud gun to pull it
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I would bring it up there, but I think I'd pay the difference in gas for the round trip haha
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Yeah Vegas is a little distance from Alabama lol how much is gas there cuz its not to cheap here lol
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Not cheap here either, especially not premium which is what I run
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If you have any body work questions feel free to ask
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There's the wheel picture Vegas
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