: ***wife backed up into the cadi**pic enclosed



gixxer_751
03-15-06, 03:22 PM
Well the pic is attached and wanted to know if anyone has a bra on their catera. Would it cover this nasty dent my wife put into the car?

edit: makes you not even want to drive it

gixxer_751
03-16-06, 10:10 AM
**bump**

guardian
03-17-06, 12:10 PM
It's a minor, though annoying, wrinkle. But not sufficient cause to trade in your wife.:)

Let's go with your idea.

Look here:

http://www.carbras.com/39850_cadillaccarbras.asp

Or on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WOLF-SERIES-II-BRA-for-CADILLAC-Catera-97_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ50457QQitemZ80470867 49QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

And probably in a lot of other places on the net.

Just be sure the bra you buy is opaque. It will be worth asking in advance of your purchase. You must be sure. Many of them are transparent.

Good luck!

ShadowLvr400
03-17-06, 01:01 PM
Actually..... Unless that's more plastic than I know, most of that could be tapped back out somewhat. I'd need more pictures, or to see it in person, but that looks minor enough to be repaired without a respray. If it's plastic on the front, (not the hood) you'd need to remove the bumper, and have heater (essentially a blow dryer on steroids) heat it up, pop it back out, put some rounded weights in, and let it set for a few hours.

(I used to do body work.)

gixxer_751
03-17-06, 01:09 PM
It's a minor, though annoying, wrinkle. But not sufficient cause to trade in your wife.:)

Let's go with your idea.

Look here:

http://www.carbras.com/39850_cadillaccarbras.asp

Or on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WOLF-SERIES-II-BRA-for-CADILLAC-Catera-97_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ50457QQitemZ80470867 49QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

And probably in a lot of other places on the net.

Just be sure the bra you buy is opaque. It will be worth asking in advance of your purchase. You must be sure. Many of them are transparent.

Good luck!

the damage has been done.. i bought the bra, they take their time on shipping but ill also try the wieghts suggested by ShadowLvr400, but its the hood thats fugged, no plastic, just the hood.. thanks for the info.. any other tips in trying to "tap" it out ShadowLvr400?

vogel81
03-20-06, 11:04 AM
You can try to tap it out with a body hammer and a few other tools. It is worth a try but I don't think you'll get it perfect. It looks like the body line at the front of the hood was creased. If so, it will be very hard to completely get rid of the dent.