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Despite parking away from all the other cars, a shopping cart loaded with groceries slams into my car. Damn! Thinking about buying the Ding King and giving it a try. Has anyone ever tried the DK?

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Never used the Dent King but had 2 dents popped out (paintless dent removal)from "Carmetics" and it looks good as new....
 

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I have used it on many occassions, with very good results. Make sure you follow the directions. Wash the vehicle before you begin, it'll help with proper placement of the suction cup. The only dings that tend to not come out are ones that are on a bend or curve of the sheet metal. You can pull on a ding several times as long as you don't continue to pull it out past the level of the skin. Creases are more of a challenge due to their length( you usually have to pull them out from the ends, then towards the center). Wait till the first time your turning the knob that pulls the suction cup out and the loud bang it makes when the goo lets go. On my sisters BMW, her reaction was priceless! I've assisted a few people doing their vehicle and if their is a lot of apprehention, practice on a car beyond help.. Good Luck. :cool2:

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Despite parking away from all the other cars, a shopping cart loaded with groceries slams into my car. Damn! Thinking about buying the Ding King and giving it a try. Has anyone ever tried the DK?

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When you watch the tv commercials, you'll notice several of the "dings" weren't even removed, they just cut to a different shot before most people notice. I would suggest installing an alarm system like they had in that bimmer in the james bond movie a few years back. Nothing like an electrical shock to get people to leave your car alone!!!

I understand your frustration though. Two weeks. TWO WEEKS after I got my CTS I was out at the mall. I usually park a ways out in parking lots or in end spots to reduce the chances of having someone cram in too close (but I do NOT take up more than one spot, I hate it when people do that). That day I found an end spot right near the entrance I was going in. I squeezed up as close to the curb as I could, leaving nearly 3 ft of space between my car and the line. So what does some jerk do while I'm inside? Instead of getting doored, some a**hole jamed one of those rental strollers in between my car and the curb!!! There was NO way it was a mistake because the back wheels of the cart were actually suspended off the ground! It left a dent and a scratch all the way down to the bare metal right over the rear drivers-side wheel well. When I saw that I completely lost it. My outburst of explicitives, combined with the sight of a flying stroller drew quite a few worried stares!!!
 

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People just don't respect other peoples property!!! No dings on my car, but I too, park at a distance from everyone else. I stopped in to pick up some pizza's last Sunday, and parked three aisles away from the closest car and away from any store. When I came out, a lifted F250 was parked right next to me when they had a choice of over 150 spaces that were closer to the place. There were two open aisles in front of me, three rows of aisles with some cars in front of that, and two open aisles behind me. Let alone the 20 spaces to the right of me. But NO, they had to park right on top of me!!!:rant2:
 

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Years ago I bought an 1984 Vette. I had the car for three hours, went to a mall in NY, and came out to find someone walked from the rear end to the front with a key!!!! That is when murder should be legal!
 

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Years ago I bought an 1984 Vette. I had the car for three hours, went to a mall in NY, and came out to find someone walked from the rear end to the front with a key!!!! That is when murder should be legal!
That happened to my dad's A6 a couple of weeks ago during the Purdue-Notre Dame game. Imagine watching your team endure crushing defeat, then being treated to TWO key marks from ass to eybrows on your car!!! I agree situations like this should be on-the-spot death sentance, not only for the person who did it, but also anyone who witnessed the act without beating the crap out of the offender. :thepan:
 

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My Brother's LS Lincoln got pummeled by a hail storm. More than 50 bad dents. He had the Dent Wizard, a professional business pop them out. It was like new again. So the technique does work.:thumbsup:
 

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:helpless: Big thumbs down on the Dent Wizard. Get it done professionally through one of the paintless dent removal people.
 

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:helpless: Big thumbs down on the Dent Wizard. Get it done professionally through one of the paintless dent removal people.
"He had the Dent Wizard, a professional business, pop them out. It was like new again. So the technique does work".:thumbsup:

I thought that is what I said. He didn't do it himself "Like Shown on TV"
 

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"He had the Dent Wizard, a professional business, pop them out. It was like new again. So the technique does work".:thumbsup:

I thought that is what I said. He didn't do it himself "Like Shown on TV"
So the moral of the story is though it will cost more, a professional service will probably yield better results. I guess it depends on how bad the dent is and how much it's worth to you to get it fixed right. Just be carefull if you try the DIY route, I have heard of people who didnt know what they were doing ending up with results that looked worse than the original damage. Like B Hoth said, get some practice on someone elses car first! :D
 

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:helpless: Big thumbs down on the Dent Wizard. Get it done professionally through one of the paintless dent removal people.
Dent Wizard is THE professional dent removal company. I used them to remove a few dents on my CTS and the results were flawless. Highly receommended. The best part was that it was only $150 to remove 3 golf ball sized dents.
 

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Years ago I picked up a "suction cup dent puller" at an auto parts store for less than $10.
Someone had dented my rear quarter panel. I stuck the thing, and it pulled out the dent like it was never hit. I couldn't believe it.
 

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:helpless: Big thumbs down on the Dent Wizard. Get it done professionally through one of the paintless dent removal people.
:canttalk: Sorry, no comprende "Dent Wizard". I thought someone was referring to that cheap a$$ tool on TV. Regardless of the name, get a "professional" paintless dent person to work their magic.
 

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-1-, I just had a question for you. I noticed that you have the XLR wheels on your CTS if I am not mistaken. I am looking to get some new (and bigger) wheels on my CTS, but I also want to keep the semi-stock look. Anyhow, I just wondering how do you like them, did they fit right on, and where did you pick them up? I am really interested. By the way, your car looks sweet. Thanks.
 

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-1-, I just had a question for you. I noticed that you have the XLR wheels on your CTS if I am not mistaken. I am looking to get some new (and bigger) wheels on my CTS, but I also want to keep the semi-stock look. Anyhow, I just wondering how do you like them, did they fit right on, and where did you pick them up? I am really interested. By the way, your car looks sweet. Thanks.
-1- had those wheels machined to fit. Not an easy task.
 

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-1-, I just had a question for you. I noticed that you have the XLR wheels on your CTS if I am not mistaken. I am looking to get some new (and bigger) wheels on my CTS, but I also want to keep the semi-stock look. Anyhow, I just wondering how do you like them, did they fit right on, and where did you pick them up? I am really interested. By the way, your car looks sweet. Thanks.
:tisk: The XLR wheels didn't fit without effort. Had to have them "drilled and inserted" to change the bolt pattern. Rear fit OK, front hit the top suspension piece. Had to order hub centric spacers. With spacers, wheel studs too short. Replaced wheel studs. Finally fit OK, look wonderful. I'm real happy with all aspects, no vibration or wear issues. I like the 18" wheels, would prefer 19" as a minimum. I've never seen a set of aftermarket wheels I like better. The XLR wheels are some of the nicest I've seen. Seven spoke, almost flat, super easy to clean, and genuine Cadillac. I'm happy. I purchased them off of eBay for about $700. I had two sets. Using one set and I wanted a spare so I purchased the second set. I've sold three of four of the second set. Check eBay, you'll should find a set. You can almost achieve the same look with the 2004-2005 17" seven spoke wheels for less money and effort. I must admit, I did enjoy the challenge.
 

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:tisk: The XLR wheels didn't fit without effort. Had to have them "drilled and inserted" to change the bolt pattern. Rear fit OK, front hit the top suspension piece. Had to order hub centric spacers. With spacers, wheel studs too short. Replaced wheel studs. Finally fit OK, look wonderful. I'm real happy with all aspects, no vibration or wear issues. I like the 18" wheels, would prefer 19" as a minimum. I've never seen a set of aftermarket wheels I like better. The XLR wheels are some of the nicest I've seen. Seven spoke, almost flat, super easy to clean, and genuine Cadillac. I'm happy. I purchased them off of eBay for about $700. I had two sets. Using one set and I wanted a spare so I purchased the second set. I've sold three of four of the second set. Check eBay, you'll should find a set. You can almost achieve the same look with the 2004-2005 17" seven spoke wheels for less money and effort. I must admit, I did enjoy the challenge.

-1-, thanks for the reply, I appreciate your and robert's input. I really like that look and thought of it as a possibility for my up-coming wheel swap. If you dont mind my asking, how much did it set you back to have the rims "drilled and inserted" for the bolt pattern dilemma and to ahve the studs replaced? Other than that, it rides pretty well with those bad boys uh? Thanks for the input.
 

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-1-, thanks for the reply, I appreciate your and robert's input. I really like that look and thought of it as a possibility for my up-coming wheel swap. If you dont mind my asking, how much did it set you back to have the rims "drilled and inserted" for the bolt pattern dilemma and to ahve the studs replaced? Other than that, it rides pretty well with those bad boys uh? Thanks for the input.
:yup: I had to box them up and ship them UPS ground to California (from Virginia). Cost to "drill & insert" was $100 per wheel plus shipping both ways. Probably a little less than $600. Professional job. I had to find the wheel studs on eBay. They were inexpensive (about $40) but I paid a mechanic $300 to change the studs out. Again, I'm happy with the unique look and feel well worth the time and expense.
 
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