This vehicle was dented by a piece of debris hurtling down the road in a storm. Damaging both door bodylines so extensively, this was a time consuming repair that required several different repair techniques. They included traditional paintless dent removal, glue pulling and cold glue extraction.
This small dent was created in very common area of the car. Over the last 20 years I must have done thousands of these, positioned right next to the driver’s door handle. Generally, they are made by other car door handles being opening on to them, shopping trolleys or the door itself being opened onto the corner of an object like a window sill.
Caused by an errant supermarket trolley, this long horizontal crease was removed by traditional massage techniques of PDR alongside glue pull extraction for those hard to access areas. Before we chastise supermarket trolleys as a car owners biggest enemy, it’s worth pointing out that many dents happen when the car owner drives their vehicle into the trolley themselves.
Dents like this, within the upper section of the door, can sometimes be a little harder to remove. This is mainly due to there being a box section restricting access to the backside of the dent. Luckily, this car’s box section was slightly above the dent (but only by about 5mm) enabling a smoother repair process.
This kind of vertical crease is extremely common. They are caused by other car doors (be it front or rear) opened onto it when parked side by side. In this case, the customer suspected that the dent occurred at the Porsche Dealership when the car was in for service. I would say this was 100% correct. From the angle the dent takes, not being perfectly straight, it perfectly coincides with the angle of the 911 door, even matching for height from the ground.
This was a very large, time consuming and difficult dent to remove. The top third of the damage was sitting behind the internal box section and impossible to massage out from the back. Adding to the challenge, the customer had already had a good go himself at removing the dent with a hammer and piece of wood on the backside. Using both glue pulling and traditional PDR it came out really well.