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Stopped at Lowes to pick-up some stuff for my garage remodel the other day, and parked half-way down next to the island (driver's side). Nobody around, as it was later in the evening.

I come out to find a cart a few inches from passenger door. I look to see no paint missing or Xpel peeled (Xpel applied from the front to the "B" pillar). I think nothing of it until tonight, when I took my wife to Costco. Again, parked at the furthest island. When we approach the car after shopping, she says "Did you get door dinged?" I'm like... "f**k!"

So I sent out for a quote to a PDR specialist.

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And while running another errand last week, I was at a left turn (stopped), and I hear "dink" off the driver's door. Check it out when I return home - a stone with some velocity hit the door under mirror and left paint chip.

My Q is getting attacked in the weirdest ways...
 
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That sucks!! Sorry for your luck.
 

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Stopped at Lowes to pick-up some stuff for my garage remodel the other day, and parked half-way down next to the island (driver's side). Nobody around, as it was later in the evening.

I come out to find a cart a few inches from passenger door. I look to see no paint missing or Xpel peeled (Xpel applied from the front to the "B" pillar). I think nothing of it until tonight, when I took my wife to Costco. Again, parked at the furthest island. When we approach the car after shopping, she says "Did you get door dinged?" I'm like... "f**k!"

So I sent out for a quote to a PDR specialist.

Two very shallow divets:
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And while running another errand last week, I was at a left turn (stopped), and I hear "dink" off the driver's door. Check it out when I return home - a stone with some velocity hit the door under mirror and left paint chip.

My Q is getting attacked in the weirdest ways...
The paint chip will likely require the door to be repainted but if the dings have no paint removed and no creases in the metal, these guys can repair those for a fraction of the cost:

www.carmedic.biz

I had a dent from a shopping cart or some idiot opening his door into mine. The body shop quoted me about $500 to repair the door. They also mentioned they had a Carmedic guy who came over on a routine basis to do repairs on their used cars and to talk to him. The next time he was there, I had him take a look at the dent. He said no problem, got out his tools and went to work. He wedged the window gap enough to get his tool inside the door and mounted a grid panel on the door with a suction cup so he could see the reflection of the grid over the dent. The dent distorts the reflection of the grid in the door much like in the picture below:
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He works the inside of the door with his tools, all the time referring to the reflected grid image on the door so he didn't overdo it until the grid lines were no longer distorted. He removed his tool and the suction cup grid device, took out the wedge and wiped it down. It took him about 15 minutes and he charged me $80. I can not tell where the ding was at all.

Carmedic is a franchised chain of repair specialists that have to work under a Carmedic veteran for at least a year before going out on their own, learning how to do these repairs. There's likely one near you. I recommend them if that route interests you.
 

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The paint chip will likely require the door to be repainted but if the dings have no paint removed and no creases in the metal, these guys can repair those for a fraction of the cost:

www.carmedic.biz

Carmedic is a franchised chain of repair specialists that have to work under a Carmedic veteran for at least a year before going out on their own, learning how to do these repairs. There's likely one near you. I recommend them if that route interests you.
Thanks for the link. I see a few CarMedic techs that serve my area. I sent in a request.
 

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Thanks for the link. I see a few CarMedic techs that serve my area. I sent in a request.
Check out some of the before and after pictures on their website. They can repair dents that I would swear require conventional body work.
 

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PDR is definitely an art and amazing what they can do.

2 or 3 years ago, my Q was caught in a bad hail storm and suffered major hail damage. Hood, roof, pillars, trunk, some side panels. It was terrible. The quote was $4,000+ all to be done via PDR and replacing the b-pillar covers. They had to drop the headliner, remove the underhood and under trunk insulation / covers to execute the work.

I was pretty stressed out about what the results would be. When I got the car back, I was absolutely blown away! It turned out perfect! Keep in mind, I'm very obsessive about details and keeping the car looking good. Also, was very happy with the shop that worked on the car with their communication and professionalism.

Anyway, PDR is amazing!
 

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UPDATE: I contacted three (3) local PDR shops, and all said the repair would require the Xpel to be removed. Ok, some said they could attempt to repair with the Xpel still applied, but they couldn't guarantee the dents would be totally fixed nor the Xpel be damaged in the process.

Therefore, I am scheduled to drop-off my Q towards the end of this month at the same place that installed my Xpel Clear Bra, as my doors have Xpel covering the door skin. They'll remove the Xpel, have a PDR specialist fix the two dents, and then re-apply the Xpel. They'll need my Q for two days, but they do have a shop car I'll use while the door is repaired.

One-stop shopping.:)
 
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