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Paintless Dent Repair - Panel Access on F430

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ditpixs, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. ditpixs

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    Hi!

    Anyone know if you can get behind the panel shown in the pic from the front trunk, bumper or headlight opening? Had an unfortunate incident in the garage this weekend and would like to get a small ding repaired.

    Area circled in attached pic.

    Thanks
    Aaron
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  3. AandSC

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    I would try to pull it out using glue and a puller before I went in from the back. I’ve had good luck using that process on similar dings.
     
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  4. ditpixs

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    Thanks! I’ll have to look into that. I’m leaning towards having a pro do the work... this seems like one of those things I don’t want to make worse.

    Just so I know, if it can be reached from behind that would be good info.

    Aaron


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  5. Sj_engr

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    Guessing you could tell if taking the headlight out. I can try and check for you.
     
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  6. Sj_engr

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    Yes if you take off the front bumper you can reach that area easily. (my bumper is currently off and viewed up into that area)
     
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  8. AandSC

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  9. Sj_engr

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    Wow your under bumper area is super clean, what year is your car?
     
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  10. AandSC

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    Thanks! It’s an 08 with 23K miles.
     
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  11. ditpixs

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    Thank you all for the pics! It seems that pulling my bumper will be the best solution. (It also lets me get to my windshield washer tank, which must have a stuck float since the dash light keeps reporting it is low.)

    Sometimes I question the sanity of my relationship with this car... and then I take her out for drive :)
     
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