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      03-29-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

So, about 3 weeks after my MG 435 arrived, parked it at the airport - carefully, far away from others, next to one BMW 3series. Come back from my trip, as I walk up to the car, notice another 3er next to me. I thought 'good - no door dings'. As I walked to the trunk, I noticed a door ding along the 'hip/waistline' of my pristine whip, just above the driver's side rear wheel.

I was devastated. Then, I thought 'oh well, bound to happen sooner or later'. Unfortunately, the positioning of the ding meant I saw it 2x per day - once putting my briefcase in the trunk and once removing it.

(A little tough to see in the photo, but anytime the sun hit it, you couldn't help but notice it).

I lived with it until I had to get my windshield replaced last week (gravel from winter road). I asked the dealer to have their recommended PDR company (3rd party) take a look.

It cost me $150 - dent is completely gone.....best money I've spent on the car after buying it. I hadn't used PDR before (and don't want to again), but highly recommend based on this experience.
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that's why i never park at the airport

but glad you got it taken care of
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And for $25-$45 you could have just left your whip in your garage and taken Super Shuttle... Now you're out parking + $150 + the aggravation
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My old E92 had some hail damage. PDR took care of it no problem.
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      03-30-2014, 05:55 AM   #5
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A good PDR specialist would get that out. Lucky it wasn't on the crease itself.
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      03-30-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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So, about 3 weeks after my MG 435 arrived, parked it at the airport - carefully, far away from others, next to one BMW 3series. Come back from my trip, as I walk up to the car, notice another 3er next to me. I thought 'good - no door dings'. As I walked to the trunk, I noticed a door ding along the 'hip/waistline' of my pristine whip, just above the driver's side rear wheel.

I was devastated. Then, I thought 'oh well, bound to happen sooner or later'. Unfortunately, the positioning of the ding meant I saw it 2x per day - once putting my briefcase in the trunk and once removing it.

(A little tough to see in the photo, but anytime the sun hit it, you couldn't help but notice it).

I lived with it until I had to get my windshield replaced last week (gravel from winter road). I asked the dealer to have their recommended PDR company (3rd party) take a look.

It cost me $150 - dent is completely gone.....best money I've spent on the car after buying it. I hadn't used PDR before (and don't want to again), but highly recommend based on this experience.
Used PDR a few times, great people to deal with. Money well spent.
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      03-30-2014, 11:31 AM   #7
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Can we see an "after" picture with the same angle as the original?
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When I was signing my paperwork for my 328, they offered me tire and rim warranty and PDR warranty. Over the last 20 months, I've had two tires replaced, two rims replaced, and four dents taken out. Total out of pocket cost $100.

Of course the warranty is an extra cost to my monthly payment - it's like $30 or something a month.

Best warranty deal around. The sales guys says they loose money on the tire warranty - at the time I didn't believe him, but when they replaced my rims....I think they might actually be loosing money on that deal.
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Best warranty deal around. The sales guys says they loose money on the tire warranty - at the time I didn't believe him, but when they replaced my rims....I think they might actually be loosing money on that deal.
They lost money with YOU as an individual but they are absolutely not losing money as a whole. Can you imagine them selling something they are losing money on? This is a common BS tactic by salespeople to say they are losing money on something, so you think you're getting a killer deal. Well in your case it worked out that way.
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Can we see an "after" picture with the same angle as the original?
Will try and get one for you
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Can we see an "after" picture with the same angle as the original?
Here's an 'after' pic.....lighting is not quite the same, but I am very happy with the work. Money well spent.
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