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Came out of work yesterday to find that some bugger had dented my gtv!
Yeah....a few choice words were uttered.........

Anyway, tried to get the dent out this morning with a sucker, but although better
I need to push it from the inside. Trouble is, the dent is on the offside rear panel
between the pininfarina badge and wheel arch.

Can you get at the panel from the inside?

Before I start taking out seats and panels, I'd like to know if anyone knows.

Thanks:cry:
 

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I had a dent in the rear quarter panel and a body work specialist recommended a pin and pull procedure as there is 2 layers so pushing from the back would not work.

I've had other things to do so yet to get the work done so would be interested if anyone knows any differently.

My heart sunk when I saw mine.
 

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Need to see a picture for a better idea. Managed to get a couple out on her 147 when she had it, at waist level height on the rear panel above the arch. Took the rear seats out and trim panel for that, obviously.:):
 

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mate i feel for you.some bloke backed into mine in a supermarket carpark and dented the rear section.lucky i was in it as it was £1400 to fix.on his insurance of course so the price was bumped up if you know what i mean.they did a very good job and youd never know.
 

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With some dents its worth trying the "heat and freeze" method, I think you may be able to find demos' of it on youtube. The idea is gently heating the area with a hair dryer, and then spraying with (I think) co2 which contracts the metal and pops out the dent. Either youtube or google might provide better info.
 

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Halfords sell a kit in which you heat the dent with a hairdryer. Then attach a sticky glue thing and apply cold water to. To make it bond. You then attach a rope and pull the dent out.
 

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Thanks DMN and Mickgtv.
I've ordered one the 'king ding' kits off ebay, and will let you know how I get on with it.
If it's as easy as they say.........The GTV will be back to her shiny best over Easter!
Nick
 
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