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Old 01-20-2016, 09:15 PM
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this happened the other day. i would like to say it was someone else's inconsiderate negligence, but unfortunately it was my fault entirely. didn't think i had to worry about the cart moving but alas it did. its pretty unsightly especially considering there is not one blemish anywhere else on the car (well not after my Dr. Paintchip arrive)

now my question to the forum is what is the best way to take care of this? i am certainly not equipped to do it myself but is this a simple job? i'm happy to say i'm ignorant of such issues. any help is appreciated... i had thought about the mobile guys or taking it into a shop, either way i am pretty confused

oh also here are a few shots of a 2.7 i saw in the hamptons a few weeks back. potentially seinfelds car? yes thats my baby tucked in behind the RSR.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:19 PM
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Your local Porsche dealership should have agreement w/ a collision center that specializes in p-cars... this is not a DIY job.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshuaKM1 View Post
Your local Porsche dealership should have agreement w/ a collision center that specializes in p-cars... this is not a DIY job.
i will check w the local dealer, although the car is way out east. i'm sure it's not a huge deal. but i'm sure there are people on this board who think the same way i do about it, the blemish feels HUGE until a solution is found
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:42 PM
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What a courageous post. If it makes you feel better, that fender (and hood) are made from some lightweight material (by design); they dent easily.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:50 PM
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What a courageous post. If it makes you feel better, that fender (and hood) are made from some lightweight material (by design); they dent easily.
Yeah I thought the RSR was good click bait and I can't say how very lightly the cart grazed the car. So so soft.

So call my dealer? Any recommendations from anyone in the Hamptons for local shops?
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:09 PM
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A good PDR (paintless dent remover) should be able make that look 98%. a repaint might diminish the perceived value for a buyer.
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Nothing to lose talking w/your dealer. Keeping in mind you're in info gathering mode.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:39 PM
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Sorry to hear about the dent.. I had one similar on my BMW that the dealer's dent sub removed perfectly. I am not sure what yours will look like after but its worth a shot by a dent remover.

Now.. on that 2.7, you didn't sit on that thing to wait for the driver to come out of the shop? It is very nice...
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Although I haven't (thankfully) needed any bodywork, J & B body works in Mount Vernon have an excellent rep. Factory authorized for P cars and most every other exotic that comes to mind.
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Ouch! Take it to a reputable shop, or give a mobile dent remover a shot (if there are good ones in your area).

Our Jag XK had a nasty little dent similar to that (but with no paint chip or cut). Called a mobile dent repair guy in LA and he worked magic. Approx 1hr and $99 later, the car looked perfect.
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I had a dent in my passenger door a few weeks after picking it up and the dealers PDR service took care of it in about 20 minutes.
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Paintless dent removal all the way. Find a good one, I'm sure quality of work can vary greatly. Spraying will cost 10x or more, and lead to more problems (why was it sprayed? what accident are they hiding) and paint mismatch issues--just no no no. Get a PDR shop to fix it up and don't worry about it. Wait until there's a dozen of them before considering something more drastic.

I highly doubt anyone but you will be able to spot it after you get it fixed.
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Originally Posted by rxtrom View Post
Sorry to hear about the dent.. I had one similar on my BMW that the dealer's dent sub removed perfectly. I am not sure what yours will look like after but its worth a shot by a dent remover.

Now.. on that 2.7, you didn't sit on that thing to wait for the driver to come out of the shop? It is very nice...
I'll tell you this, that RSR was in show condition. You can't see it on this pic but there was not one scratch, speck of dirt, or anything out of place. What a car. But part of me was sad that it wasn't a little nicked up and looked like something that hides away in a temperature controlled garage (probably dustless).
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Pdr is great. They took out a similar bump in mine, no worries.
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RSR was 2.8 and later 3.0, not 2.7, which was RS (much smaller flares, etc.) So that's most likely a (lovely) fake, which Jerry wouldn't own. Doubtful anyone took a real 2.7 RS and made a fake RSR out of it, given the current value of the 2.7RS. Probably just a 911 of some description made into an RSR lookalike.

I bet the owner was chagrined when he came out and saw your car and realized how much more Porsche he could have gotten for less money.



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