How to Remove a Door Ding

How to Remove a Door Ding

Learn how to remove a door ding using paintless dent repair. Watch this video for PDR tips and tricks on removing door ding.

Video Summary

Hi everyone, it’s Jake Quintin here from 1st Track Dents, and welcome back for another YouTube video on how to remove a door ding. So today I’m going to be turning this into this…. Okay so today we’re doing a large rear door ding on a Volkswagen Polo, if you’ve seen some of my other YouTube videos, you’ll notice that I have actually done a large door dent repair before on a VW Polo which is about here if you haven’t seen that one already and you’re interested in seeing it go check that one out.

So basically, someone’s turned in and damaged this car probably with their bumper when the car was parked up, the customer didn’t see it happen, but it’s left a very substantial ding on the rear door.

It’s quite a complex dent, it’s got lots going on we’ve got quite a large impact crease here and the body line is actually quite flattened so that’s going to be difficult to try and reshape, there’s a groove also running in the top, the frames kinked at the bottom here as well where it’s going in its twisted so it’s also deformed at the top here as well we’ve got a large protruding door ding crown here where it’s again it’s kind of twisted the frame. We’ve got the crash bar here as in my previous repair on the Volkswagen door ding you’ve seen the crash bar runs this way, so the crash bar is pushing out.

We can’t really deal with that until we pulled this section out, so we’re going to release all the tension from the crash bar, once that’s out we can then address that we can tap that down remove that. We’ve also got secondary damage this was damaged before this actually happened but we’re going to get this out as well and also, I believe this was a separate incident as well on this dent here.

So the customer is actually a student studying at the moment and he’s taking this to a few body shops and the repair bill for something like this was just astronomical so he found me online I initially looked it from the photos and said I think he’s probably going to need a new door the customer said to me look I’m only looking for an improvement if you can get it out as best as you can that would be great, but I’m taking on as a bit of a challenge I’m going to see how good we can get this I’m hoping to get it to a stage where we can get to about 95 98 percent it’s a good example of what PDR can do if used in the right way.

So, I’ve got the glue gun warming up I’ve got my tools ready so let’s get started… So, I’ve tried my best with the glue pulling on this, unfortunately, I think the metal is just too tight there’s too much tension in the panel for the glue to pull this panel out What I’m going to do is I’m going to take the internal trim off I’m going to go inside the panel using traditional PDR tools and we’re going to push it out that way.

From the noises, I’m getting from tapping this panel I can tell that the panel is actually stretched, so I can’t work in one area too much as I could lose the panel it could just end up sinking in and then just popping in and out and so I’m trying to move around different areas of the panel tightening it up spending a bit of time here and then spending a bit of time over here bringing the low out here tapping this high spot here because if you spend too long on one area you will stretch it. You’ve got to kind of slowly just manipulate back and hope that we can get the tension back in the panel I’m just moving back over to this area here where there are loads of tiny or micro low spots let’s see if I can remove some of those Okay so the repairs just getting close to the halfway stage now.

This area is particularly giving me a lot of trouble when I’m tapping around this area here it almost sounds like a steel drum so I’m having to work that area very carefully using now some very sharp tools I’m probably going to give myself a bit of a break on this one now and move over to this dent here this is quite a standard dent to do and then maybe move up to this one this one’s a little bit more tricky then come back to this area and all the fine detail work to finish it off. It’s quite good access up into this area where there’s no obstruction so I may use I think I only use the bendable Johnson maybe on this then it’s a shape a bit. So, there we go that dent is now done.

Okay so this dents a little bit more tricky it’s very close to this edge so the edge is very strong if you look carefully down this this angle you can see that the edge is gone in slightly so that is also going to create a lot strength in this dent so I think I’m going to try and pull it out with some glue, once I’ve got as much as I can up the glue then I’ll go and behind and push it out using the PDR tools Okay so we finished repair we’ve done it just in time as daylight is just now disappearing, we site up with the glue pulling didn’t have too much success with it some of the glue tabs did stick it may have been that the metal was just so creased and it was so tight and strong that it just didn’t want to move, I knew that we’d have to go inside the door at some stage with the PDR bars and push the damage out from the inside, so I used the Ultra-Dent screw tip bar with the large rubber tip on this one, again I went down the almost like going down the grades really from the large tip to the rubber tip to the Nylon tip then to the fine metal tips, It’s probably about 90% on this bit here couldn’t really work it too much because the metal was stretched and we were in danger of losing it and we had to bear in mind that we was only trying to improve this repair.

I feel about a fantastic result on this one considering most body shops would put a door on this all day long. I think we’ve managed to save the door, save the customer some money on this one, and yeah achieved a great results. So once again thanks for watching, if you like this video, it would be great to get thumbs up and if you want to see and learn more about Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) then subscribe to my channel and you’ll be notified as soon as new videos are available but for now, we’ll see you on the next video. I hope you enjoyed this video on how to remove a door ding.

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