Dent Removal Question from Lawrence Howard

Submitted on 12/05/2011

As you can see there is a dent in the nearside rear door. The majority of it is just flexed in and there is no paint damage. I am looking to sell the car and therefore want to reduce the appearance of the dent. If its possible to eliminate it then that would be fantastic, but a good reduction will be sufficient. As the car is in silver I think that if its not perfect it won't show too much afterwords. I am located at Springfield Farm, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7NG (near Haywards Heath) Let me know if you need any further info. Model: Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear Sport 2005


This is quite a big job. You can see that the bottom of the dent is squared off. This is because there is something behind the door skin that has stopped the panel moving any further. I would say that ninety percent of body shops are going to recommend you have a new door skin which will need to be welded in. Then that will need completely respraying, then the two panels either side will need to be resprayed to blend the colour in making a good match. You could have a go yourself with a sucker plunger/ dent puller. You can buy them on ebay. Your are possibly only going to get it fifty to sixty percent better.

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