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Sam_in_Leeds - on 14 Apr 2013
Hello,

Today I came back to my beloved car in the car park and noticed a bloody dent in the side panel!

It's not massive, only a dent and no crease in the metal etc so in theory I should be able to just pull it out.

Has anyone ever tried to use a suction pump from somewhere like Halfords to pull it out?

Car's only worth about 1500 so not going to take it to a body shop but I would at least like to try to make it look nice

:(
3leggeddog on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

Sink plunger?
muppetfilter - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds: Can you get inside the door/ body panel and push it out from the inside ?
muppetfilter - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to muppetfilter: If not a glaziers sucker is your best bet.
andymac - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

annoys the f**k out of me this.

Have a dent in the side of my van ,thanks to some prick at Morrisons car park.

When swinging opening their doors ,not only do the ignorant tw*ts not care about what poor sods car they hit ,they obviously dont care about their own vehicles getting damaged.

The dent in my van was the result of quite a bang.

I have tried to push it out ,but realised I wasn`t helping.

doubt a suction pump will look at it.
Sam_in_Leeds - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to andymac:

Aye you're not wrong there mate.

I've seen it's going to cost me 70 ish to get it pulled but tbh the car's a 52 plate and I've got no plans to sell it anytime soon so I'll just get used to it.
cuppatea on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

If you go down the suction pump route the Toolstation is a lot cheaper than Halfords (or similar)

Draper
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/Suction%20Pads/Suction%20Pad/d60/sd3264/p71791

Unbranded but made of real metal :D
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/Suction%20Pads/Aluminium%20Suction%20Pad/d60/sd3264/p8035...

I can't vouch for the effectiveness of the above. Pushing it out from the inside might be a better option, apart from taking the inside of the door apart to get to it. My favourite of jobs :|
andymac - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

I now park at the rear echelons of carparks with at least a few spaces around me.
If that fails ,centre of roundabouts is my next stop
cuppatea on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

I like my treesliders ;-)
Sam_in_Leeds - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to andymac:

I'll have to try that.

http://www.dentless-pdr.co.uk/?gclid=CNfA4NvbyrYCFRMftAod5HoAFA

Might give this bloke a ring, 60 doesn't seem THAT bad although I can probably think of better ways to spend 60

:(
peter-l - on 14 Apr 2013
Hi Sam,

I have seen somebody using freezer spray to remove a dent in a youtube video.....don't know if it works from personal experience but you could have a look and see if it could help you.

P.
Timmd on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to cuppatea:
> (In reply to Sam_in_Leeds)
>
> If you go down the suction pump route the Toolstation is a lot cheaper than Halfords (or similar)
>
> Draper
> http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/Suction%20Pads/Suction%20Pad/d60/sd3264/p71791
>
> Unbranded but made of real metal :D
> http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/Suction%20Pads/Aluminium%20Suction%20Pad/d60/sd3264/p8035...
>
> I can't vouch for the effectiveness of the above. Pushing it out from the inside might be a better option, apart from taking the inside of the door apart to get to it. My favourite of jobs :|

Just the kind of thing i've no use for but want to buy one just in case (just to have one in truth).

Can't explain why.
cuppatea on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Timmd:

I know what you mean! Specialist one trick pony type tools are as alluring as the smallest shiniest RP :-)
ads.ukclimbing.com
jkarran - on 15 Apr 2013
In reply to Sam_in_Leeds:

Depends which panel but you may be able to push it out from the inside quite easily.

jk

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