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Old 07-11-2018, 09:31 PM
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Aha - I did not see the GT3 tag, so I didn't make the connection. Thanks for clarifying. A GREAT find, indeed.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:07 PM
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I passed100,000 miles
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:55 AM
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I passed100,000 miles
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:36 AM
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Tuesday evening I did a little PDR (glue pulls - none of the long wire thingies) and removed 4 little dings in my passenger side door. Sorry, no photos
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dporto View Post
Tuesday evening I did a little PDR (glue pulls - none of the long wire thingies) and removed 4 little dings in my passenger side door. Sorry, no photos
Do you mind elaborating? What is a "glue pull?"
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:02 PM
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Finished my homelink project. Installed the buttons where the ashtray normally sits. Bought a cheap unit on eBay, opened it up and used only the circuit board and buttons. Made a mounting plate out of plastic. Required a fair amount of fine tuning to fit the space.
Paint was a 2 step process, rustoleum gloss black, then a top coat of rustoleum multi color texture paint. Color and texture are very close, not perfect.
i like the fact that all 3 buttons are available, and the small light is visible when a button is pushed.

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Old 07-13-2018, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ninelevenick View Post
Do you mind elaborating? What is a "glue pull?"
Glue pulling is a technique where you use hot glue and plastic or aluminum nibs with a special puller to remove dents without having to paint/refinish. I had a bunch of hail damage removed about a year ago and was so impressed with the results that I ordered a kit and learned how to do it my self (after paying the guy $1100... - which btw was worth it) there are you tube videos...
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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Just curious, which kit and how much. I have a few dings that I'll probably have a body shop fix when I have my door dent repaired, but I'm curious about this process.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:23 PM
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Welp... I just drove mine.

Fresh back from the shop for a failed door arming mechanism, I put the top down, drove over the hill to Half Moon Bay, and then drove down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz.

Had a fine lunch there on the Pier, stopped by Sylvan Music to check out their great vintage guitars for sale, and then cruised back home. A great outing!

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Coopduc View Post
Finished my homelink project. Installed the buttons where the ashtray normally sits. Bought a cheap unit on eBay, opened it up and used only the circuit board and buttons. Made a mounting plate out of plastic. Required a fair amount of fine tuning to fit the space.
Paint was a 2 step process, rustoleum gloss black, then a top coat of rustoleum multi color texture paint. Color and texture are very close, not perfect.
i like the fact that all 3 buttons are available, and the small light is visible when a button is pushed.

Good one. I bought one of those use homelink units off eBay thinking I might figure out how to put it in a visor but this is good.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wyovino View Post
Just curious, which kit and how much. I have a few dings that I'll probably have a body shop fix when I have my door dent repaired, but I'm curious about this process.
I had a PDR guy do my car last year for $300 and he pulled at least 10 dents. The mad skilz he had are something that seemed beyond me...I would be very hesitant to do my own PDR, but people on this forum seem to carry out the impossible every day.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by wyovino View Post
Just curious, which kit and how much. I have a few dings that I'll probably have a body shop fix when I have my door dent repaired, but I'm curious about this process.
I donít remember exactly what kit I bought. It was around $150 - theyíre all pretty much the same. The quality is decent and it all came in a canvas zip up bag. The one I got has 3 different pullers and a bunch of different nibs, hammer tools with different changeable plastic tips etc. and a mid sized glue gun with lots of black glue sticks... itís a trial and error thing - takes a little getting used to, but the results are fantastic.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:11 AM
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Thursday: searched for and located the manual frunk cable on my 05 C4S, found out it's on the passenger side just under the headlight behind the front wheel well cover; used a makeshift coat hanger to reach in and hook through the cable loop to pull the latch open; saved the groceries that were locked in the frunk (hot weather and raw meat are not a good combo); lubricated lock mechanism which was stuck; buttoned everything back up and grilled some tasty steaks!
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by strathconaman View Post
I had a PDR guy do my car last year for $300 and he pulled at least 10 dents. The mad skilz he had are something that seemed beyond me...I would be very hesitant to do my own PDR, but people on this forum seem to carry out the impossible every day.
Yeah, itís an art for sure! Iím not claiming to be an expert by any stretch, but simple dings are pretty straight forward. There are some good YouTube videos that show and explain exactly whatís going on that are very helpful in understanding how the metal moves and stretches, and what you need to do to get it back to its original shape.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:14 PM
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I've also walked away extremely impressed with a paint less dent removal specialist. It was amazing watching him work, especially since the spot that needed the dent removed was on the front fender behind the arch of the wheel. Got it out in no time, and didn't leave a mark on the car.
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