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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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What really grinds my gears...

When someone swings open the door of their car without a care in the world and damages your ride.

Then slinks away into the darkness knowing that they damaged your truck...

I can't believe it, and I also park
So car away from people....arg 😡

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 04:18 PM
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Karma!! Bet they'll get a flat on the LIE and get a shady tow truck driver that rips them off!!
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What sucks is it's on a Body Line... Paintless Dent Repair doesn't seem like it would work and I got a bunch of quotes each more expensive then the next.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JPGuy026 View Post
What sucks is it's on a Body Line... Paintless Dent Repair doesn't seem like it would work and I got a bunch of quotes each more expensive then the next.

Many PDR companies can take that out with special tools and techniques I've seen them do magic on worse

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I hate asshats like that...it takes a lot to dent a body line like that...it almost looks intentional, making it even worse.


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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 08:27 PM
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This happened to me a few weeks ago, and against all odds I was sitting in the Cherokee when the ___ did it !

I was parked at the church, which is right next to our elementary school, waiting for my son after school. Cruze comes whipping in the parking lot, parks next to me (passenger side) at an angle, obviously a type A personality ; I sit there thinking "crap he's close... no he won't... he won't..." BANG. I felt it.

Thinking this was this guys' unlucky day because he couldn't escape, I hurry out to confront him as he slams his door shut. I take a deep breath... and notice it's... the priest. Yep, known him for 40 years, he was a teacher at my high school before he joined the priesthood.

Sooo... I exhaled and told him... "Hi there [insert first name here]" with a big smile on my face. Face likely red from all the blood rush... He smiled and took off, in a hurry. Parking quickly filled up and I noticed there was a funeral service.

I haven't had the will to investigate the ding. I'm sure there is one, on my passenger door.

True story, I swear (it better be, or else... )
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 08:34 PM
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It would seem to me that the beveled edge of a cold chisel against the body line from the inside might work with a soft tap so as to not crack the paint.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 03:37 AM
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My wife's Limited has the same dent on that body line on the passenger side. Luckily hers is True Blue so it's not as noticeable. The quotes to fix it were ridiculous so we opted not to. I believe the dealer intended to replace the door and do color match paint job.

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I know the feeling from my past vehicles, as its not if but when it will happen.
At 3 years I have been lucky so far. I usually park away from the crowd but sometimes there is still someone that wants to park right next to you.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 09:50 AM
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Can confirm. Last year, I had parked my Mini on the side of a residential street in a construction zone (that I was working on). I came back a couple hours later, and found the side mirror pushed in with a scrap on it, followed by some small dents on the driver side door. And then the previous week, we had a big thunderstorm where it hailed, and got a few small dents as well. Minus my deductible, insurance took care of the rest, so all was well in the end.

It still pissed me off though, but in the end, the car is insured, so as long as it's not totaled, I'm alright.

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