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    Opened the driverside door earlier and *clunk" - wind caught it and knocked it against a concrete upright in the garage, not much of an impact either - result being a nice 4" vertical dent/crease thats about 10/15mm in from the edge of the door - right on the double skinned area of the door and some paint chipped off the edge - the paint repair job isnt a problem but the dent is unsightly once you know its there and for the most part I would say "unrepairable" cos of the fact of its location...

    So I am NOT a happy bunny right now

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    • #3
      That sucks.....but you'll be surprised what those "dent magicians" can do...I had one hafl way down the rear quarter panel.... they got that out alright....

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      • #4
        Re: B*llocks...

        Originally posted by VXR Jon
        Opened the driverside door earlier and *clunk" - wind caught it and knocked it against a concrete upright in the garage, not much of an impact either - result being a nice 4" vertical dent/crease thats about 10/15mm in from the end of the door - right on the double skinned area of the door and some paint chipped off the edge - the paint repair job isnt a problem but the dent is unsightly once you know its there and for the most part I would say "unrepairable" cos of the fact of its location...

        So I am NOT a happy bunny right now
        Jon - if you ring MK Chips Away and speak to Christine she knows a dent guy who used to work for Aston Martin...his work is amazing.
        Might be worth getting him to look at it to give you a definite answer on what can be done?
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        • #5
          Took it to my mate at a crash repair place and he said he doubted it could be removed - basically cos you cant get behind it (with it being the double skinned area close to the locking mechanism - I was hoping maybe it could be remedied by opening the door and gently tapping from the inside - so I will give a few "dent specialists" a ring tomorrow and see what can be done - dont want to go to the costs and lengths of filling and spraying so I have contacted someone breaking an Arden Blue to see how much a replacement door would be if the costs for a repair are too inflated

          Chris - you are the second guy to mention this dent guy from Astons - someone from MK Cruise is digging out his number as I type this :wink:

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Originally posted by VXR Jon
              Took it to my mate at a crash repair place and he said he doubted it could be removed - basically cos you cant get behind it (with it being the double skinned area close to the locking mechanism - I was hoping maybe it could be remedied by opening the door and gently tapping from the inside - so I will give a few "dent specialists" a ring tomorrow and see what can be done - dont want to go to the costs and lengths of filling and spraying so I have contacted someone breaking an Arden Blue to see how much a replacement door would be if the costs for a repair are too inflated
              Having changed the wiring loom in the doors recently and had the door pads off I would think you could access that area of the door with the special 'long reach' hammers and levers these guys have...so fingers crossed....
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              • #8
                Originally posted by VXR Jon
                Chris - you are the second guy to mention this dent guy from Astons - someone from MK Cruise is digging out his number as I type this :wink:
                Cool - he is a bit of a legend round here!

                Mark
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                • #9
                  Oops - sorry Mark - dont know where the "Chris" came from

                  Think I am confusing everyone with the location of the dent - its literally 10/15mm from the edge of the door nearest to the b-pillar - the edge you are most likely to mark if you open the door onto something - so as you can appreciate - the thickness of the door in that area is about 3.4 mm cos its where the edging of the door is and like I said - its double skinned (and welded) so no access possible - in theory only from the other side of the door - the inside...will try to demonstrate below using a dodgy photochop

                  Dent location is shown with red line



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by VXR Jon
                    Oops - sorry Mark - dont know where the "Chris" came from

                    Think I am confusing everyone with the location of the dent - its literally 10/15mm from the edge of the door nearest to the b-pillar - the edge you are most likely to mark if you open the door onto something - so as you can appreciate - the thickness of the door in that area is about 3.4 mm cos its where the edging of the door is and like I said - its double skinned (and welded) so no access possible - in theory only from the other side of the door - the inside...will try to demonstrate below using a dodgy photochop

                    Dent location is shown with red line
                    oh dear...see what you mean now Well if Aston Martin man can't......
                    He drives a fiesta by the way!
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                    • #11
                      Tell me about it. Wish I had bought a black VXR now - never had any problems when I owned black cars

                      Just looked around on Network Q to try and find a Black VXR with the same spec as mine and its impossible - they just dont seem to come loaded with extras it seems

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                      • #12
                        Don't these guys use suction pads these days to pull the dent out rather than from behind?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Crawley Cruiser
                          Don't these guys use suction pads these days to pull the dent out rather than from behind?
                          I think they are for big dents, not creases :?

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                          • #14
                            Gutted for you. It's never a good thing to have happen

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                            • #15
                              gutted mate

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