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      02-09-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Dent on The Rear Wheel Arch

Hey guys someone dented my 328i on the rear wheel arch so i went to get it checked. His suggestion is he have to drill small hole in the wheel well so he can get his tools behind the dent. My question is is it a good idea to drill a hole.
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Hey guys someone dented my 328i on the rear wheel arch so i went to get it checked. His suggestion is he have to drill small hole in the wheel well so he can get his tools behind the dent. My question is is it a good idea to drill a hole.
Are you talking about Paintless Dent Removal? Then that should be ok. I presume the paint surface is not damaged.

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Yes PDR.. The pain is not damage at all but the location is really on the bad spot .How bout long term effect like corrosion?
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Yes PDR.. The pain is not damage at all but the location is really on the bad spot .How bout long term effect like corrosion?
He'll paint the edges of the drill hole to prevent corrosion and put a bung in it. Should be fine.

I had a similar thing happen to my Golf and the fix was perfect.
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Thanks imma go get it done now
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Thanks imma go get it done now
Best of luck. Watch him like a hawk.
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pdr hole?

I have a small dent in my right rear door, probably from a door from a neighboring car in the parking lot.

I noticed that all four doors have a quarter sized hole on the end with a rubber plug. I pulled the rubber plug off, and could see some of the window/lock mechanisms inside the door.

Are these holes put there to allow access for paintless dent repair? Or are they there for some other reason, but maybe the repair guy could use it to get their tools in behind the dent?

Unfortunately my dent is all the way on the other side of the door close to where the door hinge is, but maybe the local PDR guy could get to it through that hole on the other side of the door.
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There should already be a plug in the arch... Had one similar removed without any drilling.
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Youtube pdr with compressed air can and hair dryer.

I am going to try it on my golf.
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