I have a kinky bit

Jul 12, 2013
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One very windy day last year, I opened my habitation door which caught the wind, perfectly. I gained a bit of a kink by the top hinge. Has anyone discovered a doable solution for removing my kinky bit, other than re-skinning / replacing the whole door?
 

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It's possible, but not a straight forward process.

You can't push it out, that's for sure, but it can be pulled out. It's a specialist job and I bet not cheap at all.

Lots of videos on YouTube

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It depends how bad it is really ... pictures?
 

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I'm still waiting to see the kinky bit!!! :X3:

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rosalan
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Depending how bad you can sraighten doors using a block of wood trapped in and pushing it back

I am a little bit confused, nothing new there, as my kinky bit is on the outer skin at the top of my door, adjacent to the hinge. I will attempt a photograph (failed at the moment)

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rosalan
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Finally got a picture of my kinky bit
 
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can't see photo has it been blocked cause of the mention of kinky bit? :rofl:

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As this is a very skilled operation I certainly wouldn’t go the diy way. Not a recommendation but a trawl of dent removal companies in your area reveals this one - http://www.smartdent-tech.co.uk/.

Might be an idea to ask specifically if they can deal with aluminium panels, if not they may be able to point you in the right direction.
 

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When you say kink do you mean a fold across the whole face ot just a kink locally, you can VERY gently tap around the high spots with a very small hammer or if it is a kink inwards use a glue gun like above to stick little pads on and pull them out then tap.. I have these tools and they are what I would use to pul the dents out of the back panel on the Hymer with problems last week. IF IT, WAS MINE but I am like that anyway. Paintless repair systems are becoming very common now and it is actually very easy to fix small damage but more so withbig dent but possible . Damaging the older type paints is an acceted danger , the new paint will stretch a mile and not pull off the old ones will crack.
Just looked back and seen the photos, can be done easily but you are there I am here.
Get a quote off a local and haggle the price, take an hour most.

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I take it it is Aluminium?. If so, and you must go DIY, then one of the "Glue" based pulling systems would be first stop. I will be surprised if you can actually get it perfect. But sufficiently straight to use a small amount of flexible surface filler, and a light paint job?.

To be fair, we had a worse "crease" that this in SWMBO`s car, and it cost less than £80 to get it done, Scruffy back street shop, guy works on his own, but, boy is he good!. (recommended by a buddy who used to run Taxi`s). Ask Around locally.

BTW, whilst on this subject, has anyone else experienced paint flaking on Fiat Bodywork?. The "bonnet" on the Rapido has a couple of patches where the paint has come off. Looks to suspiciously like the base coat was not "keyed" properly before top coat application?.
 
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Finally saw the picture, can't help though,hope you find a solution.
 
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I take it it is Aluminium?. If so, and you must go DIY, then one of the "Glue" based pulling systems would be first stop. I will be surprised if you can actually get it perfect. But sufficiently straight to use a small amount of flexible surface filler, and a light paint job?.

To be fair, we had a worse "crease" that this in SWMBO`s car, and it cost less than £80 to get it done, Scruffy back street shop, guy works on his own, but, boy is he good!. (recommended by a buddy who used to run Taxi`s). Ask Around locally.

BTW, whilst on this subject, has anyone else experienced paint flaking on Fiat Bodywork?. The "bonnet" on the Rapido has a couple of patches where the paint has come off. Looks to suspiciously like the base coat was not "keyed" properly before top coat application?.
In Feb MMM magazine sounds like a common problem

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