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In the last week I have managed to pick up two dents on my lovely ti :cry:

The first is in the passenger door from the usual source, a careless and inconsiderate so-and-so opening his door into my beautiful machine in the car park. The worst thing here being that I know exactly who it was and when, but they are a colleague and I cant go accusing them :mad: I wouldn't mind but I park as close as is humanly possible to the wall to give him as much space as I can to park his ugly japclap (which is covered in scrapes), but what can you do!

The second is a bit of a mystery as it's on the bonnet. Looks like a short stubby sick has hit it or something, leaving a small, but obvious indent, about 2 inches long. fortunately it is on the smooth bit of the metal, not the crease.

The paint is not broken in either case, although to be honest chipped paint is less noticable in most lights as the dents shout out at you.

Has anyone tried popping out dents themselves using the suction pads you can get on amazon? I think this may well work on the door, but i dont want to make things worse. It probably wont work on the bonet due to the shape of the dent, so does anyone know of a decent and reasonably priced dent repairer in the Birmingham area, preferabley mobile, and how much it's likely to cost?
 
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I've got one of those suction dent pullers that I bought to sort some dents on the roof of my old Golf. It didn't remove them completely but they were quite big dents and quite old.

When I get round to it, I'm going to give it a go on my 156 as there's a dent on the driver's door that some fool put there opening the door against a pillar that was a lot wider at the bottom than the top.
 

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I guess that was either you or your passenger then. :(

I may give the suction pullers a try as they only cost a couple of quid. I suppose there's nothing to loose, if it doesn't work I can refer to a specialist.
 

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Personally, I would get the guys in to do it right.

Its not like me to suggest anyone spend money on a job they could do themselves..... but we use a couple of them in Alnwick and you would never know there had been a dent..... like.... properly gone.

Spend a couple of quid and you wont regret it.
 

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Use one of the paintless dent repair services.
Dent Direct Ltd (in Kent) have just done an incredible job on my almost brand new GT.
It costs about 75-100 quid a dent. ish. (he did 2 dents for 125+vat)
but I'm over the moon with it.
 

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You must have been gutted. My brand new 147 was done in the first week of ownership, right on the door crease. I could have cried. took it to alfa to see what they could recommend and they told me to live with it - not too helpful. I did though, and it bugged me for four years, hence my keeness to get these sorted.

I have ordered a £2 dent puller and may have a go on the door. If it doesn't work it's no great loss.
 

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Use a S.M.A.R.T. repair operator. They are not expensive and really do a good job. Why foul it up for the cost of a couple of tank-fulls of petrol?
 
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