Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

I didn't find anything on this, but wasn't sure how to classify it to search:

a tool shelf in my garage fell into my driver door on my '99 996 resulting in some pretty deep grooves. Anybody have any ideas on how to inexpensively fix of make these less noticeable?

Thanks!

Tony

'99 911 996 coupe

'06 Cayenne S

'87ish 944s racecar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

a tool shelf in my garage fell into my driver door on my '99 996 resulting in some pretty deep grooves. Anybody have any ideas on how to inexpensively fix of make these less noticeable?

Thanks!

Tony

'99 911 996 coupe

'06 Cayenne S

'87ish 944s racecar

Pardon me for pointing out your use of an oxymoron: inexpensive and Porsche in the same sentence.

Best bet is to take it to a detail shop, last option before the body shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

T:

Not sure this will help, but it certainly fits the category of inexpensive fixes: Check in 996 DIY and you will find a post entitled, "Dent repair with dry ice".

I haven't tried it. If this ends up being helpful to you let me know.

Good luck.

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

T:

Not sure this will help, but it certainly fits the category of inexpensive fixes: Check in 996 DIY and you will find a post entitled, "Dent repair with dry ice".

I haven't tried it. If this ends up being helpful to you let me know.

Good luck.

Dave

It should work... Liquid nitrogen is used to pop out hail dings in airplanes. Supercool the dent and the metal shrinks...pop goes the dent. It is really cool to watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys,

This technique IS pretty cool, but didn't work for me. I think the scratches were too deep, and not true "dings". I must say tho...pretty cool idea, and the theory sounds great! Oh well, $15 of dry ice is worth it to try! :)

T.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've tried the dry ice on a door ding. It helped a little, but I still have the ding. I'm going to try a paintless dent repair service next (e.g., Dent Wizard). These services apparently massage the dents out with "spoons" and other mechanical devices for about $100 a panel. They can supposedly get creases out as well. Then, since the dent repair services apparently don't work on the scratched paint, I also researched a number of DIY products that will help with the scratches, such as drcolorchip.com and Meguiar's ScratchX. I've applied the Dr. Colorchip's product and it seems to help match the paint, but I need to apply it a few more times to see if it will fill in the chipped area. I'm going to use the ScratchX afterwards to see if that completely levels the Dr. Colorchip "paint". Hope this helps!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.