Making a ding stay out

I've used a couple of suction cups to pull out a slight crease in the driver's door of my car. It was fine when I set off for a journey today
but when I got back the crease was there again. How do I "fix" the correction?
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On Mon, 14 May 2018 17:13:31 +0100, Another Dave wrote:

Is this mild steel we're talking here?
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On 15/05/18 17:39, Cursitor Doom wrote:

Yes. It's a Hyundai i30. I'm thinking of trying a hair dryer but I don't want to discolour the paint (silver) by getting it too hot. Is there another method?
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 18:02:14 +0100, Another Dave wrote:

A powerful hairdryer works wonders with plastic body panels but will be of no help at all here. If you're talking about an actual *crease* where the metal has been sharply 'folded' to some extent then it's probably stretched and it will never be how it was without the application of panel hammers, flippers and dollies. Unless you're a pro (which is clearly not the case) I'd either learn to live with it, or get the door re-skinned. The old craft way of dealing with it tends to come out most expensive these days, so not economically viable.
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On 15/05/2018 18:02, Another Dave wrote:

Steel has to be well above paint discolouring temperature to affect it's physical properties.
The only serious way is to remove the crease is to apply the same stress as caused it. I've only ever contemplated getting to the other side of the panel, by removing interior covers, hardware etc, and giving it some wellie.
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On 13/06/2018 23:55, Fredxx wrote:

Just get a PDR specialist in, he will apply the right pressures from the inside of the door and the dent will stay out. I have seen quite a few dents quite literally disappear as they work.
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On 14/05/18 17:13, Another Dave wrote:

Must be the earth's magnetic field?
Park the car in the direction that you initially set off...
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On 15/05/2018 17:43, Adrian Caspersz wrote:

Expanding foam inside the door ?
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“wind the window down”. Sheesh. When are they going to introduce an “edit message” option to Usenet? ;-)
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