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      12-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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I've had the car for less than 48 hours....

and I already have a f***'in dent on the hood. Must have been something falling from the trees this morning during a wind storm. Similar thing happened to my brand new Porsche (a branch fell from a tree and left a nice sized dent on the hood). At least PDR took care of the Porsche dent perfectly. Hope it's just as easy for the BMW.

I can't ever win.
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and I already have a f***'in dent on the hood. Must have been something falling from the trees this morning during a wind storm. Similar thing happened to my brand new Porsche (a branch fell from a tree and left a nice sized dent on the hood). At least PDR took care of the Porsche dent perfectly. Hope it's just as easy for the BMW.

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NOOOOOOOO!

I am so sorry to hear that. Please try a pdr first.
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      12-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Avoid trees.
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      12-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Avoid trees.
Quite possibly the most useless advice I've ever received, congrats on being the first!
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hey, 3 days after I got mine, some a-hole door dinged my car... needless to say, I PDR'ed straight away, cost $88, best 88 bucks spent ever
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      12-21-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Quite possibly the most useless advice I've ever received, congrats on being the first!
Err that was a joke not advice...do you have anger issues as well as trees not liking you???
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No joke I avoid tress whenever possible..
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      12-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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Err that was a joke not advice...do you have anger issues as well as trees not liking you???
I was joking. But still, it's pretty useless. What are my options, move? I've lived here 20 years without something like this happening.
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About two months after taking delivery someone dinged rear quarter panel just above the bend at the wheel well. I called the dealer and they quoted $185 thought too much and called local auto body shop I have used in the past and they just recommended someone they use. He quoted over the phone $175 if diameter not greater than quarter.

He came to my house and I watched him remove the deep dent, it was amazing, I can no longer find where the exact spot of the dent is. BTW - those videos you see on-line would have never worked.

It took him about an hour using hot adhesive, suction cup, and hammer. He stated that the location of the dent he was not able to push the dent out from behind, why it took longer than it should. Also must be factory applied paint, if aftermarket the paint will just come off. At the end he charged me $150, well worth the price, but $88 would have been better.

Good luck, I am sure it will look just like new with the exception of a lighter wallet.
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and I already have a f***'in dent on the hood. Must have been something falling from the trees this morning during a wind storm. Similar thing happened to my brand new Porsche (a branch fell from a tree and left a nice sized dent on the hood). At least PDR took care of the Porsche dent perfectly. Hope it's just as easy for the BMW.

I can't ever win.
Bummer. I have to watch out for falling pine cones where I live.
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I was joking. But still, it's pretty useless. What are my options, move? I've lived here 20 years without something like this happening.
Except that you said it happened to your Porsche previously...?

Seriously, tend to those trees. Hire an arborist and have them thinned/trimmed. A properly maintained tree will never shed limbs during a storm unless it's a really healthy blow or a really unhealthy tree.

Good luck with the PDR.
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      12-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #12
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Except that you said it happened to your Porsche previously...?

Seriously, tend to those trees. Hire an arborist and have them thinned/trimmed. A properly maintained tree will never shed limbs during a storm unless it's a really healthy blow or a really unhealthy tree.

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Yeah, it happened last month to the Porsche. And these trees are about 100ft tall * 40 of them. I live in the woods, so there's really no way around it. Plus, my garage is already full.
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and I already have a f***'in dent on the hood. Must have been something falling from the trees this morning during a wind storm. Similar thing happened to my brand new Porsche (a branch fell from a tree and left a nice sized dent on the hood). At least PDR took care of the Porsche dent perfectly. Hope it's just as easy for the BMW.

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Make sure your PDR guy knows he's working on aluminum, not metal. The F30 hood is aluminum.
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Yeah, it happened last month to the Porsche. And these trees are about 100ft tall * 40 of them. I live in the woods, so there's really no way around it. Plus, my garage is already full.
Well then build another garage. Problem solved!
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Yeah, it happened last month to the Porsche. And these trees are about 100ft tall * 40 of them. I live in the woods, so there's really no way around it. Plus, my garage is already full.
Simple car tent made from material and metal poles will stop this and also avoid sap, etc.

Think about something for the future.
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Well then build another garage. Problem solved!
If only.....
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Make sure your PDR guy knows he's working on aluminum, not metal. The F30 hood is aluminum.
Aluminium is a metal. I think what you wanted to say is that it's not steel.
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I was joking. But still, it's pretty useless. What are my options, move? I've lived here 20 years without something like this happening.
obviously not, since it's the second car it's happened to. all kididng aside that does suck. I feel for you bro..
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and I already have a f***'in dent on the hood. Must have been something falling from the trees this morning during a wind storm. Similar thing happened to my brand new Porsche (a branch fell from a tree and left a nice sized dent on the hood). At least PDR took care of the Porsche dent perfectly. Hope it's just as easy for the BMW.

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You know "misery loves company" this will make u feel a little better, someone slashed all four tires and wrote with black marker that left scratches all over my hood couple of weeks ago
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Aluminium is a metal. I think what you wanted to say is that it's not steel.
Yup.
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the hood is butter soft
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You know "misery loves company" this will make u feel a little better, someone slashed all four tires and wrote with black marker that left scratches all over my hood couple of weeks ago
That's terrible. What kind of monster does something like that unless they have some sort of personal vendetta?

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the hood is butter soft
You can see just how thin the new hood is compared to the E90. I think I might have to get a car cover or figure something out for the fall. All those acorns falling are going to wreak havoc.
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