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    Dent on Bonnet

    Hi all,

    Has anyone ever had a dent in the bonnet successfully removed? With it being double skinned it seems next to impossible! I went to see a second dent place today and they said they could access the bonnet through the the thin slits right at the front of the bonnet but it would bend the metal slightly so I didn't opt for it.

    I was thinking of drilling a very small hole at the end of one of the slits though so they could access and it wouldn't be so noticeable.. The other option is to respray the lot but that seems extreme and I'd be worried about the paint match.. Thoughts anyone?

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    Post a photo to give everyone the size of the dent, could it pull out with a vacuum cup?

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    How did the dent happen? Did someone sit on the hood?

    The wider the dent, the more likely you can pull it out with a vacuum cup.

    If it's a sharp dent from a rock, then a respray is needed.

    Got photos of the damage?
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    It looks like a stone chip but it's not damaged the paint. If I need the whole lot spraying then I may as well wait as the rest of the bonnet isn't too bad. I was hoping we could just get access at the front where the thin little skits are where the bonnet starts to curve.

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    U need a good dent guy.

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    That's not too bad a dent. A small dent like that wouldn't work with a suction cup. Likely going in from under the slits to pop it out is the way to go.

    Given the choice of a slight bend or drilling a hole through the slits, I'd try with the bend first. Good luck and keep us posted. Cheers.


    Quote Originally Posted by Amdaman View Post
    It looks like a stone chip but it's not damaged the paint. If I need the whole lot spraying then I may as well wait as the rest of the bonnet isn't too bad. I was hoping we could just get access at the front where the thin little skits are where the bonnet starts to curve.

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    I had a couple of dents like that on my hood and they were all removed by paintless removal.

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    JDM, were yours removed with suction cups or pushed out from under the hood?
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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    Yeah please let me know the method used so I can start asking around. 2 dent guys have both said the same thing and i'm running out of options here in little New Zealand. Just not sure i'd like a bend in the bonnet, I've notices a couple of holes already so may look more 'oem' with a small 4mm hole or so.

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    Re: Dent on Bonnet

    Quote Originally Posted by HowieR8 View Post
    JDM, were yours removed with suction cups or pushed out from under the hood?
    Pushed from under.

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