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Big dent in drivers side door, window won't go down. I don't want to pay someone to fix it. Can I remove the door panel from inside to bang it out?

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Yes you can. Just do it with steady force and not hitting or kicking it. The glass might break. I would get a few pieces of wood to use as a toolhead. There should be several slots in the doorframe to get a 1/2 inch extension through or use a 3/8 inch drive.

Then place the extension on the block of wood ( a depression in the wood will help) and then apply force to your end of the extension. You can use another piece of wood to save your hands when you push. Gradually press the doorskin away from the door cavity.

I use this method to pop small dents and it should work for you.

I hope my solution is very helpful in solving your problem.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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