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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 04:24 PM
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that sucks, and just another reason I hate people in general.
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Second the Paintless guys. I saw a guy take out a ding on a feature line that I swore would never roll out, but he got it. Be aware that it's an art as much as science, so I'd talk to some guys in the trade, perhaps the dealer you bought the Hellcat from. I'm sure they know who the DaVincis are.

I also recommend against taking two spaces. There are 6.725X more asshats who will intentionally deface your car because you're taking two spots (regardless of how many thousand of feet you park away from anyone else) than there are who just kick the door open without caring about what they hit.

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I have found the true meaning to the word "freedom": 2003 Toyota Highlander daily. I've had it for two years, never washed it. Keep the interior nice and clean. It's comfy, decent on gas and works great for camping. Also, completely invisible to cops. If I ruled the world, every classic car would come with a 15 year old Toyota SUV, then everybody would be happy.

My "happiest" DD days were the two years I had a 2008 Ranger pickup I could drive home. I parked that damn thing right in front of the door wherever I went. I was about the 4th person to have it, so it already had dings and scrapes all over it. I just kept the interior kinda clean and rolled with it.


My biggest issue is I love driving and I want to drive something cool (at least to me) all the time. I grew up below what would be considered the poverty line, parents had rusty *** **** cars all the time, I've worked my way to upper middle class and dammit, I wanna be like the cool kids

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Another vote for paintless dent remover. My wife has used their services. I was very impressed with a palm sized dent they took out of her new Cooper a few years back.
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My paintless dent guy is literally "on retainer" since we have 7 cars.
He could do it easy and perfectly..... even looking at the OP's damage.
He's not in Texas though.
Finding the "right" PDR guy will be the trick. The one I have does high-
end dealer cars and Charlie Sheen's crap. (the latter gets some
lollapalooza damage on his cars, sometimes deservedly so)

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Nothing chaps my a#% more then someone that does not care about others property. Door dings are at the top of the list. I find myself not taking the mustang out because of idiots that don’t care. It takes me forever to park trying to find the best spot that someone won’t park by me. It drives my wife crazy!
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Man, I'm sorry to hear that. There's not much worse than driving away from a parking lot only to notice later that the a**clown parked next to you dinged your car. Except (maybe) realizing that your Mustang, which has been garaged parked for 5 months, now has a new, serious ding in the fender which coincidentally happens to be the same height as your wife's SUV. But your wife religiously backs into the garage so that means it was a rear door. The one your two-year-old can now open herself. And how can you yell at such a small, wonderful person who has zero understanding about what she did, or why you care so much about a car? So you just let it go and sadly remind her to wait for mommy to open the door... Hypothetically, of course.

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My daily is a 2016 GT-350
And I thought I was jealous enough of you for that fastback. Man, you're killing it! Your classic, your daily, your name... how lucky can one person get?!

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. Maybe I need to look in to that whole prius thing.
Um NO !! Abo so fuc king lutely NO excuse for owning one of those !

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When my wife and I were newlyweds, 1999, she drove my 66 to work and I kept her 97 Cougar home to do all the maintenance and detail. She came home almost sick, on the verge of tears, apologizing, some dingleberry fell off his bicycle while she was stopped at a traffic light, his handlebar scraping a 6 inch gash in the paint and primer right under the passenger door handle. He got up, said, "Sorry," and quickly rode in another direction. She got out and looked immediately but couldn't catch his a$$. I couldn't be mad at her. It's a driver...
I have been door dinged and such a few times but since the car is made of real metal, it doesn't dent, just scuffed the paint. They probably fared worse but don't care.
For years, I've parked uphill from cart returns, next to an island and deep in the spot so the next car is a full door extension away and then some, if there's any cars around at all. I usually take up two spots, often at an angle so there's just no way to park by me.

Door-dingers, here's a big bouquet of Pi$$-on-yas.
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Man, I'm sorry to hear that. There's not much worse than driving away from a parking lot only to notice later that the a**clown parked next to you dinged your car. Except (maybe) realizing that your Mustang, which has been garaged parked for 5 months, now has a new, serious ding in the fender which coincidentally happens to be the same height as your wife's SUV. But your wife religiously backs into the garage so that means it was a rear door. The one your two-year-old can now open herself. And how can you yell at such a small, wonderful person who has zero understanding about what she did, or why you care so much about a car? So you just let it go and sadly remind her to wait for mommy to open the door... Hypothetically, of course.
My mustang has all original panels (the repops are typically thinner and even easier to work with), if you're pretty sure your fender isn't slathered in thick filler, a PDR works on the old stuff too. I got a couple hail dings in my trunk from the garage door being open during a storm. He got those out, a door ding I didn't even realize was there, and he worked out the "elbow dips" that were on the front fender tops when I got the car and have bothered me ever since I bought it.
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My "happiest" DD days were the two years I had a 2008 Ranger pickup I could drive home. I parked that damn thing right in front of the door wherever I went. I was about the 4th person to have it, so it already had dings and scrapes all over it. I just kept the interior kinda clean and rolled with it.


My biggest issue is I love driving and I want to drive something cool (at least to me) all the time. I grew up below what would be considered the poverty line, parents had rusty *** **** cars all the time, I've worked my way to upper middle class and dammit, I wanna be like the cool kids
LOL....I have fond remembrances of my 90 Ranger 4x4 super cab. It looked good from a distance but had its share of small dings and paint chips. At that time, early 90s, you couldn't hardly find a good used 4x4. This one sat on the lot because it only had the 2.9 V6, everyone wanted the 4.0. I drove that thing everywhere without a care. About a month after I got it, I killed a pretty heavy bodied 8 pointer about 1/2 mile down a grown up logging road. After about 5 minutes of dragging that deer it occurred to me that I bought that truck for a reason. I dropped it in low and muscled my way back there with branches and briers making awful screeching sounds dragging both sides of the truck. It was a great day! Now I cringe when bugs hit my F150 SCREW....sigh

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My mustang has all original panels (the repops are typically thinner and even easier to work with), if you're pretty sure your fender isn't slathered in thick filler, a PDR works on the old stuff too. I got a couple hail dings in my trunk from the garage door being open during a storm. He got those out, a door ding I didn't even realize was there, and he worked out the "elbow dips" that were on the front fender tops when I got the car and have bothered me ever since I bought it.

I'm 100% the fender has minimal filler in it since it was a repop (most of my car's metal was rusted by the time I got it) and it was primed, filled, and painted by me. I think I'll try the PDR route, thanks! Thankfully she opened it into the upper part of the fender, where it's flat so pulling it might actually work. Worst case scenario I have a reminder of when she was little and something to tease her about when she's older.

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It's good to have a host of like minded car folks to vent to. I texted a pic of it to the girl I'm seeing and she said "oh that's a minor inconvenience". 🙄 Need to find someone who understands.

I've got three other cars I can drive but I'd hate that my fear of other people's stupidity would prevent me from enjoying the car I'm paying to own. Nonetheless I'm still driving it to work and on outings. I refuse to own a garage queen.

Anyways I'm on the hunt for a PDR guy. I'll post the results.
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Anyways I'm on the hunt for a PDR guy.

Remember that PDR is part science, part skill, part luck, and part voodoo. Ask around; there are guys who work magic. Usually, new car or high end car dealers have a guy on speed dial. Talk to the dealer that you got the Hellcat from.

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