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Can this be restored using a painless repair? #1643502
14/08/2020 22:22
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Hello Forum Folks

Anyone tried to repair any sizeable bonnet dents?

Got one of those pointless repair system but been unsuccessfully to date....

Thanks

DS

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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1643510
15/08/2020 05:40
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Nope. The bonnet is double skinned so you won't be able to get PDR tools back there i'm afraid.
The only way is to do the conventional body shop way, which is to weld studs on the metal and use a slide hammer to pull the dents out..followed by some fillers and repaint.



Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: Kelv27] #1643517
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Originally Posted by Kelv27
Nope. The bonnet is double skinned so you won't be able to get PDR tools back there i'm afraid.
The only way is to do the conventional body shop way, which is to weld studs on the metal and use a slide hammer to pull the dents out..followed by some fillers and repaint.


Ah......

Thanks for confirming, I’ll not bother with the PDR tool then.

DS


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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1643710
21/08/2020 23:46
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I found this video useful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYkl8DutwhA
PDR techniques can release a dent - often by gently tapping the crowns around the dent from the front through something soft - I used a thick wooden peg that I made out of 10cm of broom handle with very smooth ends and a normal hammer.
That dent won't come out completely but could be reduced and the surrounding area could be much better shaped so the filler will blend correctly.

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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: skinflint] #1643758
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Thanks Skinflint!


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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1643809
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Given the level of damage I would say don't bother save your time and any money and use a bodyshop, sourcing a used bonnet and paint if needed

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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: Submariner] #1643816
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Originally Posted by Submariner
Given the level of damage I would say don't bother save your time and any money and use a bodyshop, sourcing a used bonnet and paint if needed


Yes, I’m thinking that maybe the more cost efficiencies route frown

DS


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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1643865
26/08/2020 17:08
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As a bodyshop technician i would say get a good secondhand one if you cant do it yourself . Using pins wont get the panel out far enough You really need to cut the section out and reshape it and weld it back together . To cut out ,shape and weld back together and fill it about 6 hours labour then paint . 6 hours in an average bodyshop is about £50 per hour . Metal has a memory in if its damaged the longer its left damaged it wont go back to its original shape .


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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: robcoupe20vt] #1643984
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Originally Posted by robcoupe20vt
Metal has a memory in if its damaged the longer its left damaged it wont go back to its original shape .


Thanks Rob, no idea how long the dent has been in the car - it was 'value add' from the previous owner!?! So I'm pretty sure the metal's adopted its new bendy shape by now...

I am currently searching the web for green coupe being broken smile

DS



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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1644052
02/09/2020 16:04
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Coupe-Bonnet/283885938362?hash=item4218eba6ba:g:qpgAAOSw85JexpVP

This is NOT mine. This is NOT my sale. I do not know the seller.

But I am fairly close by to pick this up if you wanted someone to grab it for you.

No idea if its in good nick....but cheap- and maybe a starting point for your new bonnet?

Cheers.

MM

Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: Master_Mariner] #1644080
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Coupe-Bonnet/283885938362?hash=item4218eba6ba:g:qpgAAOSw85JexpVP

This is NOT mine. This is NOT my sale. I do not know the seller.

But I am fairly close by to pick this up if you wanted someone to grab it for you.

No idea if its in good nick....but cheap- and maybe a starting point for your new bonnet?

Cheers.

MM


Hi MM

I did see that (there is also a tatty looking gunmetal one with lacquer peel floating around eBay too)....thanks for the offer, I’m going to leave the bonnet for a bit and focus on the other jobs on the coupe for now. Unless a bonnet comes up in the same paint code as mine on eBay smile

DS


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Re: Can this be restored using a painless repair? [Re: darthstinky] #1644117
04/09/2020 11:32
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No Worries sir!

Good luck with the hunt.

Regards

MM

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