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post #1 of 14 Old 03-17-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Door Ding w/ faint paint missing

Footnote before I post...Yes, I did do a search, but could not find an answer to my exact question. Could only find paintless ding repair.

Got a door ding yesterday and a miniscule bit of paint came off. It is tiny, but noticeable and with the car only 2 weeks old, I am frustrated and a little embarrassed.

I am wondering how to fix this so get the door back to new. My dad suggested I get a paint repair pen from an auto store and paint the little piece. Is that a good idea?

Should I take it back to the dealer and have them fix it?

I want to fix it right, however, I don't want to spend an arm and a leg.

I am guessing that I have to pay to fix it right, but I am holding out hope that I can get it done and back to new again for less than $100.

Any suggestions?


Here is a pic of it. (I know, I know, the car is a little dirty. I need a wash!)

You can see the ding/paint scratch below the handle to the left a little bit.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-18-2012, 12:16 AM
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There are companies that do small repairs like that. The sometimes do curb service. You might want to look them up and get a quote. One is the Ding Doctor.

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-18-2012, 10:01 AM
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I've heard good things about this:

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I've heard about that also. Haven't tried it. I use products myself. I use a tooth pick to place a little paint on the chip and then a dollop of clear coat. Then wet sand the dimple down with 3000 sandpaper followed by 3M finishing compound. Hard to tell it's there. The paint on cars leaves a lot to be desired nowadays.

Another way would be to uses a photo shop picture editor.

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post #5 of 14 Old 03-18-2012, 08:16 PM
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Check with your dealer. My dealer has a guy who comes around every Thursday and takes care of boo-boos. I used him to repair a tear in my rear bumper cover.

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-26-2012, 02:23 PM
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Ouch..ours has a good door ding on the edge of the door grrr..its sooooo very hard to keep daily drivers ding free..
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-26-2012, 02:34 PM
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I agree with the posts above, try a company like "flexadent". I also ordered some paint pens for my vehicles. I haven't tried the one on the Camaro yet though.

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Originally Posted by patriotpa View Post
Just bought this kit for my car, I have a few chips and will use it soon and post a review and some before and after picts...

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Like the others said, ask for recomondations for a good PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) person in your area, the touch up depends on color, some metalics can be hard to match, black, white are easy.If you are just useing normal touch up paint get it from the dealer, even tho Duplicolor makes everybodies touch up paint finding the right match will be easier there. If it has a "pen" dont waste your time with that, the brush in the cap works way better, it its a really small chip get a little paint on the end a toothpick and use that.

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