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How do they fix a roof dent?

I just found out that there's a dent in my roof. Someone must have hit it hard with the fist (vandalism I guess) as there's no paint loss or any scratch.

That's a first for me and I know nothing about roof dents or dent removals at all.

Do you know how this sort of dent gets fixed by authorised BMW-services? Do they remove the entire roof or do the just remove the cover beneath it and hammer it flat? As far as I can tell there is not only one layer of steel but many, so I wonder if this method could work at all?

Any input will be appreciated.

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The procedure followd will depend on the nature of teh dent. Most dealerships do not do body work, but almost always they can recommend a body shop they trust with their vehicles.

Fixing the dent may be as easy as taking it to one of those places that uses a suction cup thing to pop the dent out.

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Argh, I just found this :

"1) If the damage is within 1" to 2" of the edge of a door, fender, hood, quarter panel, trunk, or roof, PDR probably will not work 100%. These areas contain "double metal," which limits air space and tool accessibility to completely remove the damage."

http://www.dingsplus.com/paintlessdentremoval.htm

When I checked the dent, it felt like 'double metal'.

Paintless dent removal may not work in my case then. sigh.

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