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      06-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Paintless dent repair on plastic? Any experience?

Some tool put a nice little dent in the plastic part of my front fender flare (location circled in pic). It's easily accessible from the wheel well. The paint is intact, but the dent catches the light from a good distance. I had a paintless dent guy take a look at it and he said he couldn't do anything, but a quick search indicates that lots of paintless dent shops claim to work on plastic. I don't expect perfection, but if somebody could minimize its appearance, I'd be thrilled.

Anybody have experience with this type of repair? Any advice?
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      06-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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Some tool put a nice little dent in the plastic part of my front fender flare (location circled in pic). It's easily accessible from the wheel well. The paint is intact, but the dent catches the light from a good distance. I had a paintless dent guy take a look at it and he said he couldn't do anything, but a quick search indicates that lots of paintless dent shops claim to work on plastic. I don't expect perfection, but if somebody could minimize its appearance, I'd be thrilled.

Anybody have experience with this type of repair? Any advice?
You should try to heat it up with a hot blowdryer and gently massage it out from behined , heat is what makes plastic flex that is how we repair them at my shop , but then again we usually will put putty on and paint after that if we still can see it , it will help get it to be less noticible though ,

sorry about your luck
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      06-16-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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The guy who I used to use for Dent repair shared the same sentiment. He always told me that it can't be done on plastic.
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      06-16-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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