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Old 04-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello.

Bought a 94 325I last week. Awesome ride, very well kept, except that the hood, roof and trunk have some minor hail damage. You can't really notice it too much unless you're up close. However, I would like to fix it if possible.
Anybody out there deal with hail damage? Any opinions?
Will the ding king or a plunger work? How about those paintless dent guys?
Please give me your 2 cents worth if you've dealt with this...

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Old 04-25-2005, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is the paint cracked? or is it just dents?

from what i hear.. ding king will do more damage then fix.. so i wouldn't try it!
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I have had minor door dings and such and have taken my car to a professional dent guy. He does great work and really is not that expensive. Check out your yellowpages and call your dealer to see if they recommend anyone. I wouldn't try the do-it-yourself though. I can't see how it could really work.
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Not familiar with hail damage (So Cali here), but it sounds like a bunch of little dents? I heard ding king sucks. Your local dent dude would be your best bet.
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I think this guy's bought Teg's brother's car...anyone remember that he drove a black 94 325i that had some hail damage and he sold it off....
Anyway...the best solution is Dent Wizard at the dealership....
they screwed me royally with this when I had only two tiny dents on my rear drivers side door and they told me BMW charges $250 per panel (and do not charge per dent) so basically a panel (such as a door or hood or roof) would be the same to fix regardless of dents.

so by their stupid logic

Door A with 100 dents = $250 to fix.
Door B with 2 dents = $250 to fix.

see how you can rape them......
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