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post #11 of 21 Old 05-02-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Take it around and get estimates for comparison.
What I need to let everyone know is that I can't afford anything past 50 dollars. Thats why I'm looking for a Do It Yourself fix.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPDATE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~

I just got off the phone with USAA, they've cut me a check of 200 bucks, What I do and Where I go is up to me. So does anyone know how much it would cost roughly to get this dent popped out? I think I'll just have it popped and I'll touch up and clear coat it myself.
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Take it around and get estimates for comparison.

Turns outI would have to come up with 200 bucks for the repair. They just gave me the other half of it. So since I live in RI I have the right to use the money as I see fit. I can go to any body shop or DIY.

Do you think a hair dryer and some air duster upside down will work?

What about a hair dryer and some dry ice?

So long as I can get the touch up paint cheap and a good method to pop it I got it made.

Eventually I'll have her repainted when she hits the 8-10 years old mark. Till then I'm more concerned about preservation.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to your input on Dry Ice/Air Duster CO2.

Heres a video....

Remove Car Dent With Airduster - Video
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for me I wouldn't do anything to it ^_^ just use a clear nail polish to patch up the little cracks. Once you saved up some cash get an estimate from a trusty shop. Shop will probably sand it, pry it back to place, fill then paint. probably a 200~300 dollar job or even cheaper ^_^. as of now it looks fine and it wouldn't cause any damage to the car. Personally I stopped getting my car fix for dings and dents after getting the same dents back after 1 month lmao.
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The shop would of charged me 450 for the repair and repaint. better off just trying this diy or getting a new door lol
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wow that's a rip off go shop around some more. If you are here in CA you can bring it to Bastoli or go to Auto Hobby center and ask around where you can get it done cheaper :P
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wow that's a rip off go shop around some more. If you are here in CA you can bring it to Bastoli or go to Auto Hobby center and ask around where you can get it done cheaper :P
Yeah RI is where I live, taxes and labor rates are high. I'll try air duster, dry ice, then ill shop around.
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Where are you going for estimates? Most top dog pros are gonna replace the door, thats why its so exspenive. Our 2010 sentra has a nice crease dent about 5-6" long, and a local body shop said he would do it for $280. Fix the dent and paint it. If your thinking about doing it urself, then in my opinion, the quality deosnt matter too much. Id go to one of them. The $280 estimate was from Peaches auto body in Winston salem, NC.
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Would the dent on my door be considered a crease dent?

I heard dry ice works if it is not creased. the cost was for dent removal and blending the paint. lmao. I was getting jacked im sure. I wanna give the dry ice method a go. perhaps one day I will get her repaited a sick neon green. until then, id love to order a small amount of clear coat and paint from nissan if this dry ice method works.

Trying it this weekend so ill keep you posted.
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