Hello there and welcome to the BMW Car Club of America.

If you are a BMW CCA member, please log in and introduce yourself in our Member Introductions section.

Door Ding - Difficult Location

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by eblue540, Dec 27, 2012.

    • Member

    eblue540 Fourth Gen Bimmers

    Post Count: 293
    Likes Received:20
    So despite all reasonable efforts at defensive (but not offensive) parking, I did pick up a door ding on the right rear quarter panel of the e39. It is about midway between the fuel filler door and the top center of the rear wheel well. According to the paintless dent dude, the spot has another sheet of metal just under there, making access from the wheel well impossible without drilling this inner panel at the risk of dimpling the outer panel, when the drill breaks through (he is not sure what the clearance behind there is) . He said the only other way into that area was to drill a hole in the rear door jamb. I am not interested in having a hole drilled into the visible area of the currently pristine rear door jamb.

    So a question for the assemble experts here: Can this area be accessed from anywhere also that does not involve drilling holes in visible parts of the car?

    The ding did not break the paint, but it did dimple the metal. Would really like to get this fixed with PDR if we can find a non-destructive way to access.
    • Member


    Post Count: 3,866
    Likes Received:242
    No clue Chris, but you might try pulling the wheel and any fender liner to get a better look. Trunk liner too? Is there a bodyshop that does most or all the work for any local dealers? Maybe give them a call and ask?
    • Member

    Greg E34

    Post Count: 16
    Likes Received:1
    • Member


    Post Count: 407
    Likes Received:12
    A good dent guy can reach nearly anything but is also prepared to try a glue-pull on difficult-to-reach spots.

Share This Page