[DeTomaso] paintless dent removal ????
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Sat Aug 13 22:48:41 EDT 2011
I dealt with an incredible PDR guy in Fort Lauderdale... He worked
on my daily beater, a BLACK Honda Accord... Had a few door
dings that disappeared!! He used a huge light to inspect his
progress, continuously looking down along the side of the car.
AMAZING... $40 dollars per body panel no matter how many
dents... and yes BLACK is a b*&^h to keep neat and clean!!
'71 Yellow Euro GTS Pushbutton
Dual Slot 8 & 10 Campys
351C # 5969 (originally # 753)
Dash 2 ZF # 8934
In a message dated 8/13/2011 3:11:51 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
asajay at asajay.com writes:
I had PDR done on 5533 earlier this year. The gentleman who did it has
been doing it for 20 years or so. He enjoyed working on the Pantera
-because- it was a heavier steel. However, I also didn't suffer from
any bondo. I would highly recommend it as a first step. A real
professional should know whether it will work to your benefit or note,
-prior- to beginning work.
Asa Jay Laughton, MSgt, USAFR, Retired
& Shelley Marie
On 8/13/2011 12:48 PM, Larry Finch wrote:
> Some of you in Reno no doubt noticed the dented section on the
driver's door of 2511.
> Small garages, rolling carts, and wayward bench-top drill presses do not
play well with Panteras. :-(
> The really troubling issue for 2511 is the paint is a metallic. Couldn't
ask for a more impossible paint
> to try and get a good match. I do however have maybe 8 ounces of the
paint well-stored and sealed.
> Amazingly there was no paint scratching, but there is a six inch long
crack in the paint just above the
> top body line edge on the door - the edge 2" from the window. Randy
Grubb wisely suggested that
> crack could be addressed by camouflaging it with a thin body-line pin
stripe, an idea I think will do just fine.
> I've done some research on paintless dent removal (PDR) and it appears
the results can be amazing.
> Randy cautioned that if there is Bondo in the damaged area, that can
interfere in the PDR process,
> and sadly Quella (who did 2511) is known for using a skim coat of Bondo
in his restoration process. I am
> a bit pessimistic the cracking is an indicator of Bondo, but no real way
> I believe our vintage cars are a heavier gauge metal than the current
crop and that alone may be a concern?
> There are also no doubt different PDR processes and equipment providers.
Since I really probably only get
> one shot at doing this right, I'd like my choice to be as well qualified
and researched as possible.
> My question to all of you is what should I look for in selecting a
craftsman to perform the repair?
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