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So I posted this earlier in the "Introduce yourself thread" but was thinking that I wouldn't be getting any reaction. It's 1:35 am in WI right now and I have not been able to go to sleep.

I was going to my car after work and noticed a black mark in the middle of my front passenger door. Being the optimist I am, I was thinking to myself... "just a bug right?", I know this was wishful thinking... a bug?!?... and as I got closer, I notice the dreaded indentation glaring selfishly into my eyes. The dent isn't bad, but noticable. The scratch however seems to be quite severe. I am guessing the vehicle that hit my was a darker color of sorts and may have been a larger truck due to the position in which it left the mark. Gently rubbing my finger over this wound... I feel that the clearcoat is most likely damaged and may have slightly marred the paint. (I would post pictures but my only camera is attached to my phone and the resolution would make some members go blind)

I have owned this vehicle for a little less then a month and my beautiful GTI has damaged. No insurance information, no telephone number to call, nothing.

So my question is, Should I call the VW dealership for them to help repair this unsightly blemish? Or should I go gung-ho and push a glorified toilet plunger into the side of my car to try and yank the indentation out of it?

If choosing the VW dealership, I would highly doubt that is covered under any sort of warranty and may cost quite a bit (college student). But if I choose option B, I could leave a dent larger than the one my GTI is already suffering from (I have not heard a succesful story, but have not heard of a horrible blunder).

ANY USEFUL FEEDBACK WOULD BE NICE... I thank all of you who read this for taking your time and browsing through the traumatized rants of someone who has had lack of sleep and a broken heart.
 

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Do you have a Dent Wizard where you live? Or a similar paintless dent removal company? They can work wonders sometimes, and if you say the dent isn't that bad, then it should be something they can take care of. Don't try to do anything yourself, because it will probably get worse. Dent are usually pushed out, not pulled out, unless you can't get behind it for some reason. Give them a try first.
 

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Sad to hear about that. I feel your pain. I had only had my car for 2 months when it was rear-ended. Still in the shop and I should have it back by Friday.

Don't try to fix it yourself. Like the other poster said, you might end up making it worse. Get it looked at by a professional and see if they can give you an estimate as to how much it would cost.

F***in' people. Don't even have the decency to admit their faults and take responsibility. This is the main reason why I like to park away from any other car. People just don't give a s***.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks for the help, I will go see some dent specialists on my day off.
Call your VDud dealer and ask who the service department who they recommend for dent removal. O0

Don't worry- I felt the same when when I found my first scratch :(
 

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UPDATE: I called up my VW dealership and they told me that most dent repair places would/should do great work. The one they work with is a privately owned company. I am still in the process of looking for a dent repair shop. Thanks again for all the help.
 

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also if they don't do a good job every place I've been to has some sort of "quality" assurance...they do a shitty job they redo it for free or charge you nothing and send you someplace better
 
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