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Dint near petrol flap?

Hi, I have a small dint on my clio above the rear wheel and right next to the petrol flap. Could anyone exlplain the best way to knock it out please.

Im guessing i need to take the wheel arch of somehow but worried about it being close to the petrol flap.

I can post a picture if ive not explained it very well.
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Re: Dint near petrol flap?

A means of pullng the dent is probably the best method.

Its unfortunate its on the petrol cap side, as the manufacturer places extra shielding to protect the occupants in the event of an impact.

As a consequence, there will be a lot of bracing which will seriously inhibit access behind the dent.

However, it is always best to be realistic about your expectations, dents can stretch metal, and there is always the possibility that whilst improvements can be made - there may still be some evidence (which you could see, as you know where to look).

It also has to be remembered that less force can be specifically applied by pulling, rather than pushing the dent out.

I would recommend speaking to a SMART repairer rather than attempting something yourself.



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Re: Dint near petrol flap?

Thanks, i thought this would be the case.
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