Caretaker wrote:Due to the deep folds, I think you still are going to have creases if you attempt to hammer that out yourself. It looks all cosmetic. Do you really want to spend non-maintenance money on a 15 year old car?
Absolutely don't want to spend the money, which is why I'm wondering if I can push or hammer it out from the inside. I think the standard technique is to drill holes and slide hammer, then put some stuff on it and paint over... but I haven't done any body work ever.
Leaving a crease might look better than dents, but if that chips or cracks the paint, it will probably start peeling and rusting... Even now, there might be a tiny tear at the very top of the deepest crease, so my problem is likely slightly worse than just cosmetic. I could put a dab of touch-up paint there, but I've left it like that for a year through rain and snow, so who knows what going on inside. At the minimum, I should probably look... I'm assuming the fender is open ended from under the wheel well cover. Am I wrong?