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Door dings, dents, scratches, and curb rash, are unfortunately a part of life when you're out, and about. Sadly, we experience one, or worse, all, of them at some point. What do you all do when something happens to your car?

I've always known where the local paintless-dent-repair shop, factory certified collision center, and wheel repair shop, is, and will quickly repair damage to my cars. I'll not drive behind trucks that can kick up stones, park further away, or take a car that I won't care about as much if something should happen.

What do you all do when it comes to keeping your cars pristine?
 

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I have curb rash from a nasty parallel park incident. I just kinda moved on, and the door dings/scratches are all over my car. Again, I just kinda moved on.

The biggest thing though is weather, and driving on dirt roads has also been pretty rough on my car. I have mud flaps to keep some of it down and off the sides of my car, and that is the extent of the protection that I have done.

I know some guys that take the car directly to a professional vinyl installer though and get a full clear wrap done right after the paperwork has been signed for the purchase of the car.
 

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With **Some small dets and dings can be done at home.

Needed:
thick cleaning gloves or tongs
Dry Ice
Heat gun

Use a heat gun to heat up the area. Do Not keep it on there long to where the paint blisters. You just want it hot, not on fire.

Use the tongs/ gloves and put the dry ice on the ding dent.


The thermal transformation should pop it out with no damage.



Edit: I think theres probably a youtube vid on it by now..
 

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I just take it to a shop whenever anything happens. If it's a small chip, I cover it up with touchup paint. Having the shop repaint the chip will cause more harm than good.
 

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I park in parking garage and a lot people here don't know how to park. They park on the line and door dings are common. I got one ding 2 weeks after I got my car which pissed me off. Now I park in a corner spot so that I can park closer to the wall and leave a good 2 feet or more of space with the parking line of the next spot. with Will be trying the dry ice method to see if I can pop out this ding
 
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