Dented doors while waxing

Asked by Aug 05, 2012 at 11:09 PM about the 2012 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: General

Just bought a 2012 Camry.  Decided to wash and wax it.  Afterwards, I realized that I DENTED the top of the
doors on both sides as I leaned in to wax the roof.  It must have been with my elbows.  HOWEVER, I have
waxed numerous cars before without ever having this happen before.Can a fix-a-dent guy repair this?
Needless to say...this is crushing.

Thanks

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I don't understand how this can happen, but I've pulled dents out by using cheap dent puller / suction cups from Harbor Freight. Check their website to see if you think these will work for you, or go to one of their stores if it is close to you and the sales people will show them to you.

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Something else you may want to try - especially since it seems to have thin/ unsupported areas - is park in the sun where the dent will get hot to the touch, then rub an ice cube on the area, the metal contracting due to the coldness of the ice may actually 'pop' the dent out for you. I've had success with hail damage using this method.

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Thank you both for your suggustions. I shopped the car around to several PDR shops in town. All had the same inital reaction: they just shook their heads and said that "they" are making the cars cheaper and cheaper. Be warned folks: the slightest pressure is going to cost you. I ended up paying $500 for the repair. This was the average from the 5 shops that I went to. It took a good 5 hours for the repair (subtracting lunch break). They did a great job, but not perfect. There are a couple that I can tell (since I know where to look) were there, but I have to look in the shade. That was another entry from the school of hard knocks: look at a car in both the full sunlight AND in shade: the shade casts shadows and highlights the dents. Agonizing to say the least..... Thank you all again.

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