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Re: "Magic" dent repair,experience?
One of the worst quotes I can hear from a customer is; "Can you come and take a look, I've had a 'go', myself..."
What that means is - they have made it (much) worse, which then reduces my hope of a great result...
I can see the potential that this method may actually work, but on a much larger (dustbin lid) sized dent, on a flat, springy panel, with no side impact bars to inhibit movement - basically nothing like the dent or your car, in fact.
I wouldn't attempt to pull at the dent either, since its on a curve, the force applied must come from within, and worked across the inside of the damage.
I would search for SMART repair or PDR and get a few quotes/ask to see examples of their work, before commiting.
Otherwise you risk ending up with a blemish that no-one will need to search to see.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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