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Old 10-02-2017, 02:58 PM   #1
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Haggard dent removal (Help?)

I have this ass-ugly dent in my drv rear qp, I've used the included scissor jack courtesy of Honda Motor Co to pop it out the ghetto way. (In between Panel and support tower (?) to the side-rear of backseat)

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I've gotten a good portion of the dent out, everything right of the fuel-filler is stuff I cant reach, is there an secret way of getting a dent like that out? It's difficult because It's so close to the filler.

Any tips are appreciated
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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i think the suction cups might have worked BEFORE you started messing around with the jack, i see multiple creases on there now instead of one single big dent. At this point maybe a rubber mallet would be helpfull since the lows will pop out but not create strike points on the metal.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:18 PM   #3
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i think the suction cups might have worked BEFORE you started messing around with the jack, i see multiple creases on there now instead of one single big dent. At this point maybe a rubber mallet would be helpfull since the lows will pop out but not create strike points on the metal.
Well, it was an oblong dent, as if the person who hit the car had the front right of their car go almost diagonally inwards before the filler cap, alot of the dent I pushed out with my hand. I've used the suction cup method, didn't work for the deep stuff. I'm trying to get the deep dents next to the filler opening, but I can't get any sort of tool that far in behind the trunk lining. It sort of tapers off into a small space before the neck.

I should have included a before picture, I virtually created no crease-lines and popped out only 15% of the dent. I was gentle enough and put a soft towel between the jack and the panel. Surprisingly, being able to control the speed of the pressure applied ensured I did not bend the metal outwards.

I've yet to find out if these whole quarterpanels come off or not?

Thanks for your advice, I may try the suction cup method once more considering the dent has a little more flatness to it. Or am I missing something?

EDIT: I should add that most of the creases you may see is the clearcoat coming off the car.

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Old 10-06-2017, 07:13 PM   #4
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Well, it was an oblong dent, as if the person who hit the car had the front right of their car go almost diagonally inwards before the filler cap, alot of the dent I pushed out with my hand. I've used the suction cup method, didn't work for the deep stuff. I'm trying to get the deep dents next to the filler opening, but I can't get any sort of tool that far in behind the trunk lining. It sort of tapers off into a small space before the neck.

I should have included a before picture, I virtually created no crease-lines and popped out only 15% of the dent. I was gentle enough and put a soft towel between the jack and the panel. Surprisingly, being able to control the speed of the pressure applied ensured I did not bend the metal outwards.

I've yet to find out if these whole quarterpanels come off or not?

Thanks for your advice, I may try the suction cup method once more considering the dent has a little more flatness to it. Or am I missing something?

EDIT: I should add that most of the creases you may see is the clearcoat coming off the car.
find the center of the dent and pull from there, on a very hazy and questionable night i put a dent twice as big as yours with my ass on the car of a friend and he pulled it out using a suction cup or at least i remember it that way.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:09 PM   #5
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find the center of the dent and pull from there, on a very hazy and questionable night i put a dent twice as big as yours with my ass on the car of a friend and he pulled it out using a suction cup or at least i remember it that way.
My father in law has a suction cup.. its a cheap one though, would I have to buy a better one?
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My father in law has a suction cup.. its a cheap one though, would I have to buy a better one?
Its always a good idea to keep something like that around, dont think of it as an expense but rather as an investment. Cant tell you if the one they use was good or bad as i can barely remember what happened that day.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:04 PM   #7
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Cant tell you if the one they use was good or bad as i can barely remember what happened that day.
Been there done that! (Oh wait... still there.)

I'll add a decent suction cup to the bi-weekly grocery list for the car. I'm tired of seeing a beautiful straightbodied car on the left side, and on the right it has a giant crater in the rear QP.

I'll buy one when I get paid and post results. This dent has been the most irritating thing about the car.

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Old 10-08-2017, 03:50 PM   #8
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find the center of the dent and pull from there...
You're supposed to start on the outside of the dent and work inward, effectively working backwards through the progression of the damage.
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You're supposed to start on the outside of the dent and work inward, effectively working backwards through the progression of the damage.
My process exactly. Just validating.
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The dent will always be there cause of that crease. Your only options are cut and replace, or hammer/pull then fill/paint.

Haynes actually sells an instruction manual for body work, and it's a pretty study.
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The dent will always be there cause of that crease. Your only options are cut and replace, or hammer/pull then fill/paint.

Haynes actually sells an instruction manual for body work, and it's a pretty study.
Cut and replace almost sounds like an easier thing to do than having to hammer/pull it out. All I'd have to do is cut a piece of a body from a junkyard right? They allow that? Lol.
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