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    New Dent on my ILX

    IDK how it got there but it looks like someone hit my car with something, its above the passenger door on the pillar area before the roof. I know the time frame when it happened and the only place is was parked is next to a meter in downtown where no one could have been next to the car. I've had the car 6 months and this is the 3rd thing that's happened to it, my taillight mysteriously cracked, I got a big ding on the bumper from something on the road and now this. I'm gonna call some paint less dent repair places because the Acura dealer quoted me $500 to fix the ding lol. I wonder if I pull the headliner off if I can reach the metal to pop that back out?

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    BTW i didn't get a written estimate at Acura, I just stopped by the collision center on the way to work and asked the manager who was outside what he thought it would cost to get it fixed. He just said "IDK somewhere around $500".

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    $500.. Sounds like they are feeding you bs. Paintless dent repair would most likely cure your issue there. I am no dealership owner but that seems incredibly exaggerated.

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    I have to agree that no paint suction repair may do the trick. It worked great on my other car. 150$ to fix.

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    Hey sorry to hear. I think maybe your ILx is drawing a little too much attention and thats why things are happening to yours. But downtown where there is a lot of traffic things are bound to happen. If anything you should park in an underground parking. For the dent luckily no paint came off so paintless dent removal should do the trick.

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    Wow that sucks. I doubt you'll need to take it to a body shop but like mentioned above, a paintless dent removal guy should be able to remove it with some sort of suction thing.
    Keep us posted on the process.

    That was probably one of the worse area's to get a dent.

    Where were you when you discover it?

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    That dent doesn't look too bad. It probably takes the right angle to even see it. I agree sucking it out might be your best option.

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    Maybe a neighborhood kit hit it with a football or something.. But, let us know when you get a better quote. $500 is high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentimus View Post
    Maybe a neighborhood kit hit it with a football or something.. But, let us know when you get a better quote. $500 is high.
    $500 is a bit on the high side but it is a dent in the worst possible area, so in that case $500 can be seen as being reasonable. @Texas, if you don't want to pay the $500 or what ever it might be you can getting your insurance to cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasFright View Post
    IDK how it got there but it looks like someone hit my car with something, its above the passenger door on the pillar area before the roof. I know the time frame when it happened and the only place is was parked is next to a meter in downtown where no one could have been next to the car. I've had the car 6 months and this is the 3rd thing that's happened to it, my taillight mysteriously cracked, I got a big ding on the bumper from something on the road and now this. I'm gonna call some paint less dent repair places because the Acura dealer quoted me $500 to fix the ding lol. I wonder if I pull the headliner off if I can reach the metal to pop that back out?

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    don't go to the dealership and fix it. They charge you so much extra just to be the middle man. They outsource it anyways, they will pay somebody to come in and do it for cost. Why don't you try going to a dedicated dent removal company or location. $500 to fix a dent like that is just ridiculous, it is in a hard place than the usually flat surface but still $500 is just robbery.

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