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Damn Ding

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by tinman10101, May 2, 2018.

  1. May 2, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    tinman10101

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    So when I bought my 2016 Tundra i negotiated the price because of this god forsaken DING! It is such an eyesore and drives me crazy every time i get into the car. I took it to this dent repair man for an estimate that I saw around town that does some quite impressive work. In any case, he said it was quite big and the angle where it was dented would be at least 3 hours of work at $100 per hour. He also said he would be able to remove it and make it undetectable unless someone knew where to look. So do you guys think that is reasonable? $300?

    I am not too knowledgeable about dings and dents and thought maybe some of you guys are. I'll probably call around to some other dent repair persons but thought i would ask the Tundra crew. Thank you in advance.

    Cheers

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  2. May 2, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    If it calms the soul, it's priceless. Someone will always get it cheaper, quicker, etc. What's it worth to you? JMHO. :anonymous:
     
  4. May 2, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    I wouldn’t just go with the “cheapest” guy either. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
     
  5. May 2, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    I definitely get it but I don't want to get ripped of either. Just want to know if it's in the ballpark. If it was $200 I would pull the trigger.
     
  6. May 2, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Completely agreed

    I'm a analyst so I like other people's opinions. It helps me get an estimation.

    Thanks
     
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  7. May 2, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Usually the dealer will fix the easy to repair dents rather than cut the price. If they did cut the price it's usually because they had the room anyway. If you really want to find out what it's worth, go by the dealer's body shop and get a quote. I had a similar dent on the side of a Taco in front of the rear wheel. Local dealer wanted $960 and they "would have to repaint the whole bedside". Got it fixed by their dent-less repair guy on the side for $275 and never looked back. Don't think I got ripped off and don't want to know either.
     
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  8. May 2, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Good point. Thanks
     
  9. May 2, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Where ya located?
    I have a paint less guy that is incredible in the Bay Area.

    I’d ballpark that to be a $400ish dent.

    Yeah, new vehicles get ding’d all the time during transport, dealers have a dent guy on acct. Cars get fixed and the new owner is none the wiser.
     
  10. May 2, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    In Santa Clarita (socal)

    Thank you for the offer and opinion.
     
  11. May 2, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    I have some on the A piller on passenger side from hitting a low tree branch on a rainy night, I'm getting same price
     
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  12. May 2, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    Thanks. Good to know that it is ballpark price. Thank you for everyone input. I really appreciate it.
     
  13. May 2, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    I mean't paint-less, :anonymous: I'm from Louisiana, listen to what I mean, not what I say. :oops:
     
  14. May 2, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    At least you didn't say pant less. Lol.
     
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    I’ve had paintless dent repair done on nasty dents, and I’d say he’s not far off on cost. Check his work or references, and if you feel confident in his ability, do it.
     
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  16. May 4, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    I'd pay $300 in a heartbeat to get that thing removed. I cried when I got a ding about 1/100th the size of that.
     
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    my OCD would require me to pay the $300
     
  19. May 4, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestion but if you notice the dent, it aligns snug with the crease from the window sill so I am actually assuming some skill would be involved since the pads need to completely rest on the same plane versus to tangent planes. in addition, if its done horizontally, then i am sure it would be special smaller foot print pads to account for how the center of the dent is so close to the tangent window plane. i guess what i am saying is if it was a door ding ... i am super ocd and would probably give it a try.

    Thank you regardless ... I appreciate your input.

    Cheers
     
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    I completely hear you. I cry a bit whenever my friends come by to check out the truck and that's the first thing they call out. LOL
     
  21. May 4, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    :cheers:
     
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    $300 is a deal bud. Getter’ dun.
     
  23. May 4, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    I am curious how much you saved on the truck because of the dent? More than $300? I would pay to get it fixed. It looks like the rest of the truck is straight. Just look at it as your first "mod" haha
     
  24. May 4, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Have you thought about finding one from a wrecking yard? MGM guys are wreckless. I would not sweat it too much. Look around.
     
  25. May 4, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    Try this one, passenger side a-piller, still there a year later, decided to not have it fixed, PDR said maybe with a glue pull but not sure, body shops are pretty pricey, so there it remains, I remind myself that I have been told chicks dig scars....

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    That's going to be tough to get out without cracking the paint. The pics make it look pretty deep. The issue will be the stretching of the metal. Even if it were to come outward, it would more than likely e bowed outward instead of inward.. just my 2cents:/
     
  28. May 4, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    @JH5370 you are correct. i did think of it that way and said to myself i negotiated to fix it. in any case, i am going to get it fixed. i will post when i can part with 300 bones as opposed to saving up for another mod. lol. thanks for everyone's input.

    cheers
     
  29. May 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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    this guy said he can do it ... im gonna bite and will repost the results. hope he is right.
     
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