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Old 02-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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I've done a lot of metal work in my time, building and restoring custom cars. Aluminum is difficult because it is so soft. Any hammering or hammer and dolly work will stretch the metal. A roller will work but it will never be perfect. Use a contoured roller. A straight roller, even with rounded ends will make new marks. I don't know where you would get a roller. Maybe someone else can chime in here. You need to remove the inner panels either way so try a roller. If you don't like the results, then replace the panels.

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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I agree, aluminum is tougher to rework.
As you said, its worth a shot to roller them.
There is a current and ongoing discussion about rollers in the skin section.

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For your safety?

Hi, removing the rear windows completely would also remove your escape hatch too, wouldn't it?


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