door dent question

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by RichardA, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. RichardA

    RichardA New Member

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    Hello all,
    I unfortunately gave myself a rather large dent in my rear passenger side door on my 2006 Prius not too long ago and I've been hoping to fix it(I don't have the money for a body shop right now anyway). I believe that I can push it out, but I'm somewhat hesitant about opening it up.

    I was wondering if anybody out there had some tips and/or forewarnings on getting into the door - it looks like there are 3 screws to undo to get into the lock, but I'm not sure where to proceed from there. I noticed there's also a separate and slight crease dent - is this possible to hammer out with ease or should I just leave it alone? I'm more concerned with the larger one but I'd like to tackle both if possible.

    Thanks in advance,
    Richard
     
  2. Mike Dimmick

    Mike Dimmick Active Member

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    See section ED of the repair manual for details on the doors. It looks like you're supposed to remove the interior trim; you may find it's not possible to get into the body of the door at the point you need to hammer out the dent.
     
  3. Rotorhead

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    Check out Dent Doctor or other such services. I had a huge dent in my hood on my '08. The technician drilled a small hole to insert his tools. The hole was in a part of the hood that doesn't show. When he was done, he inserted a small plug in the hole. This dent was 8-10 inches across and now you can't tell it was ever there. Cost = $100. Good luck.

    Mike
     
  4. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    I should be able to pull this one out with a plumber's suction plunger and a little grease I hope.
    Then a quick spray of putty and a lick of paint will have it back as good as new.

    Bloody ferral bitch with no job, no insurance and no licence reversed her piece of crap into me in a car park. I won't write here what I really think of her.

    Fortunately I have very good insurance.
     

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  5. Bob64

    Bob64 Sapphire of the Blue Sky

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    Wow, I would have hate to see the damage without those door side moldings :(
     
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