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Old 06-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy please help less then a week old and has a dent due to door

Just got my JK last week ok less then a week and I want to remove the doors and after removing the strap the door opened and dented the fender near the hood.. This this happend to anyone else???? How can I fix this..

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Its happened to countless people! If you want it fixed, just call up your local paintless dent repair place and get it done. Or get some Rugged Ridge cowl panel covers.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Did the same thing at 4k miles, its a crappy feeling
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #4
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Got one on mine. Not getting it fixed though because its a Jeep and it would likely happen again after I spent the money. I'll probably fill mine and cover it someday.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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rub the other side on a tree and get a trail damage sticker, no one will ever see the other dent, and if they do tell them it was an epic ride but not worthy of the sticker
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Same thing with mine less than a week old.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #11
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I would contact a PDR company. Although, I know someone who has done it for years and he told me that if I ever did it to my Rubi he couldn't repair it because of the way it's attached or something. He said I would have to get the part and have a shop paint it if I wanted it stock. He said PDR can do alot but apparantly they can't properly fix that piece. That's what he told me, maybe another tech will say it can be repaired that way. This guy has done other vehicles, not the JK, for me and they always come out perfect. He's pretty much in our area. PM me if you want the number. Again, he might tell you he can't repair it that way. Might be worth a shot though.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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It depends on size and location of dent, its cheap and worth a try. You have to get the metal to expand and contract for it to work, Move a hair dryer over the area for about a minute, then immediately blast with compressed air.

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ok, the trick with the heat gun and air can is very very cool (pun intended), that is an awesome handy little bit of know how.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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Pulled in to get some pool supplies and saw this awesome looking gun metal blue JKU. As I got out I noticed that even though he had his doors on he had tried to take them off once -- because he had the little dent, haha.

Still, nice looking jeep.
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...If you want it fixed, just call up your local paintless dent repair place and get it done...
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I cant find any paintless dent repair place in Staten Island, NY... thinking about buying the tools and learning how...
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I cant find any paintless dent repair place in Staten Island, NY... thinking about buying the tools and learning how...
Stop by the local body shop or dealer. They should know of a company. I see those guys at the lots taking door dings out of brand new vehicles quite often.
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THIS may help.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #19
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The same thing happened to a friend of mine last weekend. they have had their Jeep for abut two weeks and the dealer where they bought it is gonna fix it for them. Maybe you should contact your dealer and see if they would do the same for you.It wouldn't hurt to ask the only thing they can say is no.
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I cant find any paintless dent repair place in Staten Island, NY... thinking about buying the tools and learning how...
First result from a google search for "Staten Island paintless dent repair" is: Welcome to the Dentterminator's Homepage

EDIT: DOH! Someone beat me to it, with more snark! :P
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Just got my JK last week ok less then a week and I want to remove the doors and after removing the strap the door opened and dented the fender near the hood.. This this happend to anyone else???? How can I fix this..

Happened to me. Call the dent doctor.
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NO! NO NO NO NO!.

Guess what I thought when I got my dent? "How hard could it be to fix it?".

I made it way worse. Don't even try.
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Please stick to one thread, we don't need 3 on the same issue.
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I did it to mine and about had a heartattack, just went ahead and ordered the cowl armor and now i can not worry about my door getting away from me it just bounces back. Had a couple of guys in the Jeep club Im in here in Louisiana tell me the hairdryer(heat gun) and compressed air thing does work on small areas. I need to try it on my passenger side doors both have creases where the rear got away from someone.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #26
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I did the heat and air today on it and it made it better but not fixed
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:25 AM   #27
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Dry ice can work in place of the air compressor. The heat gun/blow dryer is still needed.
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Let it , sit in the sun for several hours until the dented area is bloody hot. Next drop an ice cube on dented area. I have seen this work on hail damage here in central Texas. Give it a go, the most it will cost you is an ice cube.
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Did not work
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Do nothing.
That way it will not be upsetting the next time you do it.

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