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Hey everybody, this morning I discovered a bunch of small dents on my roof and I want to pop them out. I tried the plunger method and when that failed i went out and bought a dent puller. Still no good! Does anyone have any ideas on how i can get them out? I really don't want to take it to a shop because it'll be expensive... any help would be appreciated! thank you!
 

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Any idea how they happened?
Roof repair is expensive because they have to remove the headliner to work on most dents.
 

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Any idea how they happened?
Roof repair is expensive because they have to remove the headliner to work on most dents.


It was a windy day while parked under a tree and some large branches fell off the tree and hit my roof. Of course none of the other cars were effected, only mine.


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I’m not sure if it’s visible here but you can see one by the shark fin antenna and another by where the black lining is.



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When I had my Elantra, I had to pull the vinyl wrap on the roof and accidentally put too much pressure on my elbow and into the roof panel. Left 2 good dents that would not go away. Tried the plunger method and some others, but nothing worked. I ended up doing paintless dent repair for $495, which sucked. You could contact a PDR guy, then ask if he'd be willing to do a cheaper price if you remove the headliner on your own, because removal is an extensive part of the job. That dent near the panel edge is gonna be a hard one to pop out on your own. Might have to do some form of PDR, too, to be honest.
 
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When I had my Elantra, I had to pull the vinyl wrap on the roof and accidentally put too much pressure on my elbow and into the roof panel. Left 2 good dents that would not go away. Tried the plunger method and some others, but nothing worked. I ended up doing paintless dent repair for $495, which sucked. You could contact a PDR guy, then ask if he'd be willing to do a cheaper price if you remove the headliner on your own, because removal is an extensive part of the job. That dent near the panel edge is gonna be a hard one to pop out on your own. Might have to do some form of PDR, too, to be honest.


I greatly appreciate the honesty and I believe that’s what I’m going to have to do. I’ve tried all the methods including actually going out and buying a puller. I actually know a guy who owns an auto body shop so hopefully he could help me out.


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We bought a new car that was really badly damaged in a hail storm, actually hundreds of cars in that area were damaged. It was a new car and we had to sign stating that every different part of the car was repaired, one paper per area. We never had any paint problems, how they did it I don't know but my brother-in-law that worked in a body shop checked out the car and was amazed how perfect it was.

So there are ways, don't remember the discount we got due to the damage. It was an Eagle Vision TSi.
 

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I greatly appreciate the honesty and I believe that’s what I’m going to have to do. I’ve tried all the methods including actually going out and buying a puller. I actually know a guy who owns an auto body shop so hopefully he could help me out.


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We bought a new car that was really badly damaged in a hail storm, actually hundreds of cars in that area were damaged. It was a new car and we had to sign stating that every different part of the car was repaired, one paper per area. We never had any paint problems, how they did it I don't know but my brother-in-law that worked in a body shop checked out the car and was amazed how perfect it was.

So there are ways, don't remember the discount we got due to the damage. It was an Eagle Vision TSi.

Around here it's called "Dent Doctor" for PDR. They have tools that look like long spoons and they try to work the dents out that way. The work them from behind the sheet metal, but the way the tools are shaped they may not have to remove the entire headliner, only enough to sneak the tool in and try to push the dent out. I was quoted $600 10 years ago, so $495 isn't bad.
 

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Fixx a dent, dent doctor whatever they are called where you live, they are amazing for removing dents that have no paint scratches, have had several removed on my elantra. Cost, anywhere from $100 depending on the number, size etc.
 
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