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Dent in car door

This was a hit and run. Paint is cracking where dent is. Should I try fixing it myself or take it to an auto-body shop?

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I agree with the other answers. Junk yard would be your best course of action, replace the whole door and repaint

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I know this thread is old, but for anyone else with a similar problem, call around to junkyards to find a good used door to replace it with--then have a bodyshop do the painting. This picture shows non-repairable damage without at least replacing the skin. You're better off keeping the factory seams with a good used door rather than replacing the skin, even if it costs a little extra to have to paint the inside of the door as well.

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Hmm...you could try to remove the interior door panel to gain access to the inner one and then give a STEADY push to the damaged part of the car door although how it bent make it near impossible for the metal to regain it's original shape. The paint might also break off. To be honest, I would try the method I suggested you for a temporary fix and then take it to the body shop for the definitive fix :P

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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    Lynda Oct 22, 2013

    Thank you. I ended taking it to an auto body shop and they replaced the whole door. I guess it was too big of a job.

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That is not a dent
That is a badly damaged door skin
You were going to do what yourself,
touch up the paint & leave the door like that?

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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    Lynda Jul 26, 2013

    I thought maybe I could try to pound it out myself? Just asking for input as to what I should do about the damage.

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2013

    Exactly how would you do anything to that door yourself. For the looks of it I think the door has to come off & the outer door skin replaced. No body shop could pull or pound that out,the metal is stretched too far

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    Lynda Jul 26, 2013

    Ok - thanks.

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    Welcome

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