Ding repair

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Merlynn, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Merlynn

    Merlynn Active Member

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    If this has been covered elsewhere please point me in the right direction. I was putting air in the tyre of my bicycle in the garage and somehow and stupidly dropped the bike on my new Ultra. It left a small ding the size of a pea on the front fender but didn't break the paint. I'm sick about this. I don't know if this makes sense to you but I can't live with this, I have to fix it. If it was a dent from honorable road riding with perhaps a story to tell I could live with it. Instead everytime I see it, it appears as big as a house and a monument to my clumsiness and stupidity. So, my question is, what should it cost to repair and should I let the dealer handle it or go to a local quality shop? The bike is only 1 month old and it's not even 2009 yet!
     
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  2. Merlynn

    Merlynn Active Member

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    Thanks Hobbit, it's on the fender and the paint isn't broken. A friend recommended a local shop and I'm going to give them a call.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If the dent repair process doesn't work, you may be better off just ordering a new factory painted unit than having it repaired. The cost of repairs may be close to a new one anyway and it wouldn't be factory paint which to me means a lot.
     
  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    For what its worth there some shops that use suction to pull out dents.

    I have no idea of cost
     
  5. softailsteve

    softailsteve Active Member

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    PDR ( paintless dent removal ) I've had it done on my truck couldn't tell there was any damage your fender is thicker than a door or quater panal but it's worth a try good luck.
     
  6. biscuit

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    We just had some very small hail dents on our new Honda Civic repaired using the Paintless Dent Removal technique.It cost us about $400 for maybe 20 or sites,and i cannot tell where they were!Seriously,it's that good.

    I'd recommend it for your damage.
     
  7. UncleRon

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    Can not remember where online I read this but the article suggested
    heating smalldents with a hair dryer then holding dry ice on the
    area. Supposedly the dent pops out with no paint damage. I am sure this
    was on a detailing site but am unsure which one- will lookand get back
    if I can provide a link.
    Unk
     
  8. glider

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  9. dogdad

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    Glide,,,Is it common to get "factory paint" units for these bikes, I had no idea that that was an option when needed.
     
  10. Riviera Reg

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    If you decide to try the PDR method on your fender, we will be interested to hear how it worked out for this application....and for future reference.