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I have an E90, a month old and today I got a ding on the driver's door. It is on the flat surface of the door, 6.5 cm from the door edge, and about 0.5 cm in diameter with no paint damage. I am very careful where I park, but today had no choice in my parking spot. The damage was done by a car parked next to me and when I approached the person about it and showed them how their door when opened lined up with the ding they denied it and drove off!!:mad: (It was at a children's theatre so everyone left at the same time after the show) I was/am so p****d off. The two questions I have are:

1) Is this ding amenable to PDR?
2) Which PDR specialist does anyone recommend in the Philadelphia area(King of Prussia)

"Losing faith in humanity one person at a time":(
 

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whiskey.org said:
there's always a spot that'll help prevent door dings if you're willing to walk a bit farther
Yup. I park on the farthest edge of parking lots if need be.
 

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I know. I always park away from the riff raff, but this was a small lot and parking was being directed by someone in order to "squeeze" in all the cars. I guess I should have demanded on picking my own spot but the way I saw it there was no good spot. I usually adhere to the strict parking guidelines outlined on this web site and have a few tricks of my own.
 

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adgrant said:
Did you get his plate number?
I thought of this but it would be a long run for a short slide- it wouldn't matter. Without the "evidence" of her car being parked next to me to and the lining up of the door it would be her word against mine. Also, financially its just easier for me to take care of the problem. Live and learn. I had over 33K on my E46 before trading it in and had no blemishes from other vehicles.
 

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trauma1 said:
I know. I always park away from the riff raff, but this was a small lot and parking was being directed by someone in order to "squeeze" in all the cars. I guess I should have demanded on picking my own spot but the way I saw it there was no good spot. I usually adhere to the strict parking guidelines outlined on this web site and have a few tricks of my own.
What you do in that situation is leave a lot of room between the last car that was parked and yours. Then wait for the next car to come in on the other side. If there isn't much room there, then move your car over a bit so you have plenty of cushion.

Just talk to the local BMW dealer to find out who they use for PDR and go to them yourself.
 

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Thanks. I know, but we were at a children's theatre and we were running a little late. I usually do this but it doesn't help you unless you are the first one back to your car.
 

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trauma1 said:
1) Is this ding amenable to PDR?
How would we know without seeing it?
How about posting a picture?
 

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I have had 3 dings removed from my car by a Dent Wizard in Leonia, NJ. Bruno is the guy who has done he work for me. He's amazing. He just took out a really nasty one. Cost runs about $125 to $175. Looks like new each time. You should be able to find a dent wizard near you. Ask your dealer who they use.
 

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Thanks. I made an appointment for Dent Wizard near me. The local BMW dealership uses them and RChoudry recommends them after they worked on his M3.
 

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Good luck getting it repaired. I'm sure it won't be too hard.

I too park far away from the rest of cars when I'm in a parking lot and will only park right next to a car when it's one of value --- such as a Bentley or something. And I almost always will park next to another Bimmer if I can. Couple days ago at the mall I parked next to a Bentley on my right side and then when I came back a black 2006 530i parked on my left. Beautiful! :)
 

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trauma1 said:
Thanks. I made an appointment for Dent Wizard near me. The local BMW dealership uses them and RChoudry recommends them after they worked on his M3.
I've used them here in CA and was very happy with the results
 

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dude you should have man-up on him for putting that dent on your door
 

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armoredsaint said:
dude you should have man-up on him for putting that dent on your door
I hear you. Unfortunately, it was an older lady with her daughter and grandkids. The daughter(passenger side door) was the one who did it.
 

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Boile said:
How would we know without seeing it?
How about posting a picture?
The ding is quite small and you can't see when photographed. I know its there and it is really bugging me so I'm taking it this weekend to Dent Wizard.
 

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you should have run after the car and beaten her:angel:
 
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