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> PDR is awesome!
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post Jun 17 2015, 12:03 PM
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You may remember reading about my horrible day stuck in a winter storm on the highway earlier this year. During the event, a fellow motorist helped get me "unstuck" by slamming into my passenger rear door with all his might. Well, the combination of his strength and the thinness of the Forte's sheet metal created a pretty nasty dent. I finally got it fixed today.

Back when I had my GT, I had PDR (paintless dent removal) done to it by a guy who was featured on Motorweek. He did great work so I tried to get in touch with him again but he has since retired. I called a couple places but they didn't call me back. I guess the third time was the charm. I called a place called Dent Wizard that apparently is a nationwide outfit that mostly does work for local dealers. I met the repair guy at a local Mazda dealership.

He gave me a price of $175 and I agreed. Anyway... after starting to do his thing, he realized the job might be easier than he thought and told me he'd do it for $100. How often does that happen? A repair guy lowering his estimate! Maybe my angel Tammy was at work again and helping me out.


He did the complete job in less than an hour and it looks near perfect. thumbsup.gif



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post Jun 17 2015, 01:42 PM
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Nice man. But we needs pictures.


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post Jun 17 2015, 01:51 PM
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All the pictures will show is smooth sheetmetal. I don't have any before pictures.


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post Jun 17 2015, 02:33 PM
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glad to hear your car looks nice and flat again smile.gif


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post Jun 17 2015, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Jun 17 2015, 11:51 AM) *
All the pictures will show is smooth sheetmetal. I don't have any before pictures.

I think they just want to see more pics of your hot car!

-Roy


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QUOTE (roydjt @ Jun 17 2015, 02:48 PM) *
I think they just want to see more pics of your hot car!

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Well that too.


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post Jun 17 2015, 06:07 PM
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Most of the PDR guys around here are crazy high.
Awhile back I got a $275 quote to fix 4 or 5 small door dings on a customers car.


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Awesome, glad it worked out well for you!


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I'd love to see them work. I've done some dent repairs myself with a kit from Harbor Freight it came out pretty good. It all depends on the location of the dent.


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QUOTE (elantragt @ Jun 17 2015, 01:03 PM) *
He gave me a price of $175 and I agreed. Anyway... after starting to do his thing, he realized the job might be easier than he thought and told me he'd do it for $100. How often does that happen? A repair guy lowering his estimate! Maybe my angel Tammy was at work again and helping me out.


He did the complete job in less than an hour and it looks near perfect. thumbsup.gif


I have always believed in angels. Very happy for you


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post Jun 26 2015, 02:01 PM
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Rock on, Mitch! Glad he cut you a deal, too.


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