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Treatment for these dents plz??

Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by sidhu, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. sidhu

    sidhu Timido

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    punjab
    i have got many dents,scraches on my punto..today i got a additional one...What i want is to get rid of all these.plz give ur advice
    ---should i take insurance claim? 2012-03-31 21.32.21.jpg Image0007.jpg Image0008.jpg Image0009.jpg 2011-08-07 15.57.35.jpg 2012-03-31 21.32.21.jpg
  2. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    Midnapur (W.B) & Hyderabad (A.P) India.
    Linea 1.3
    If Metal is visible then do repair now. Small dents & scratches are part of life.
  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Sidhu paaji, also take care nit to visit just any TATA FIAT service center for painting and denting. e.g. If you live near Chandigarh then visit Joshi autos and never visit Banarasi Dass, Panchkula.

    I have similar dents on my punto. One on front left wheel arch. Another on left side on both doors and one on running board on right side with loss of paint. I am living with them though.

    ---------- Post added at 06:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:59 PM ----------

    My car has already visited paint booth once just a week after delivery. Its very hard to get proper paint job done by TATA guys.

    Another option is dry denting. That will reduce bigger dents into smaller imperfections.
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  4. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

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    I had a deep dent on rear left arch. Got it repaired and repainted for 3000 Rs. After few days a auto rikshaw trolly made a deep scratch and dent at the same location. My wife insisted on not getting it repaired. Have been living with it for more than 1.5 yrs.
  5. sidhu

    sidhu Timido

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    punjab
    thanks paddleshifter,,till date i was living with them..but today rear of a roadways bus coming from opp. side hit near fuel lid of car.it looks very odd...so,i want to go for a repair..I live in patiala(near chd)-we have a service centre here,but i m not sure about their paint job.
    can i go for a dry denting first from a good repair shop in my city?. then if required can go to joshi autos,for repaint.
  6. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Unfortunately due to idiots on our roads, living with it seems to be a better option though I personally hate it ! :A
  7. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    2,697
    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Paaji, I have seen that dealership as we pass in front of it around 1-2Km before arriving at Patiala bus stand lights when coming from Chandigarh. :) I have driven through Patiala for like 60-70 times in the last year.

    Yes, I think dry denting can be done from a shop before attempting a repaint. My scratch on wheel arch is just similar to yours near fuel lid in pic 2.

    Dry denting can not be done on the running board dent (pic 4). For running board, they usually use metal paste to fill up the dent followed by paint job.
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  8. prashantgupta84

    prashantgupta84 Regolare

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    New Delhi
    Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I have many long scratches on my new car......got them withing 1-2 months after delivery....i know they are intentional......but cant help it........there are morons who feel a sense of achievement by damaging others belongings....anyways Delhi mein u never know when u will get a new scratch or dent.....
    I have decided to live them for some time.............no point in repairing them...u never know what will happen next day in mad city like delhi............
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  9. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    I agree to this point its a common thing in this country.. even i got a scratch very first day i got it home :A, then scratches on left door glass.. :sadblue i got it repaired/fixed a couple of times in a local garage and at 3M once but they are there again.. Better live with them than repenting..
  10. sidhu

    sidhu Timido

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    punjab
    thanks paddleshifter,,till date i was living with them..but today rear of a roadways bus coming from opp. side hit near fuel lid of car.it looks very odd...so,i want to go for a repair..I live in patiala(near chd)-we have a service centre here,but i m not sure about their paint job.
    can i go for a dry denting first from a good repair shop in my city?. then if required can go to joshi autos,for repaint.

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