Dent Removal Question from Stuart Brown

Submitted on 10/03/2011

Please see photos of front passenger door damage. Not expecting miracles, but anything you can do to improve things would be great, as the rest of the car is in good nick. I'm in Hertfordshire, but happy to travel to you. Thanks, Stuart Model: Subaru Legacy


Having had a second opinion from our main dent man, I can confirm that your door is too much for paintless dent removal. The dent is bigger than it first looks. It actually goes from the bottom to that sewage line near the top. The damage is too bad at the bottom of the panel.

So the next bet option would be to see if a Midi Repair would do. I don't think it would be worth going for an improvement because, if you were to go for say seventy percent, that would still leave thirty percent of a big dent. I would suggest you read this page, then call Kraftwork with your question number. Hopefully they will be able to save that panel. Even if they can, I'm afraid that all three panels will almost certainly need to be repainted to get the colour match right. Sorry I wasn't able to give you the answer you wanted. Some larger dents can be done using Paintless Dent Removal, but you have to be lucky. It was worth the try, i mean the pictures.

If you are looking for a good body shop in you area, you may want to scroll down and have a look at the links to the articles below. Onre being the auto trader one and the other being the body shop one.

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