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Old 05-25-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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GAH! 4 days and dinged already!

I walk out to my brand new car to find a small dent on the rear passanger fender!! WTF I called the dealer to see if they can fix it or if I should take it to a body shop. (Left a message with my salesman.)

I would be less mad if it was a couple months down the road, but 4 days?!?! cmon

What do you guys think is in my future?


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Old 05-25-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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d'oh! That sucks, man....I went about 6 months before my first ding. I was able to pull it out with one of those "Ding King" things, though. I wrote a review in this forum about it.

Good luck, and at least the first dent is already done and over with!
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Bummer....Paintless Dent Repair is the way to go.
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I'd try out the Ding King (only like $10) and if it doesn't work go for Paintless Dent Repair, if you can't live with the dent.

I doubt very much the dealer will be able to do anything for you, unless it's a huge dealer that could eat the cost of a small repair they're not responsible for just to keep its customers very happy... possible, but unlikely ya know?

Bummer about the dent though, I know my car has 2 little ones and they drive me nuts knowing they're there... not bad for almost 2 years though I suppose.
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since it only 4 days, I dont care, Im getting it fixed. I can see a few months down the line, but not 4 days.

Im not sure where I can find a PDR repair shop here in buffalo. I guess Ill call around or something.
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Check the Yellow Pages maybe?
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yeah, I was real mad when we had a major hail storm a month after I bought my car, but I still haven't gotten around to getting it fixed. I've got the check and estimate from the insurance agency sitting in my glove box, but I'm lazy and I work all the time, if that makes sense.
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:49 AM   #8
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Check the Yellow Pages maybe?
Oh yeah! The yellow pages! I forgot about those things they call books. Hahahah j/k thanks.
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:07 AM   #9
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just to warn you, PDR places are the best, but they are usually not cheap (depending on how much competition is in the area)

My door ding (which I was able to remove myself) was going to cost me $110 at a PDR place to get fixed.
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:21 AM   #10
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I dunno, I just dont feel comfortable gluing something to my car and then ripping it off hoping that I pull a dent out. Id rather it be done professionally. Im getting back insurance money from an accident I had in my last car, so thatl pay for it. you think I can get it back to its previous immaculate state by throwing money at it??

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