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Old 01-27-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Bambi dent

I managed to put a dent in my 16' Airstream. It just smushed in. Not torn or crinkled. I would love suggestions about how to go about getting it fixed. Would you go to an Airstream dealer or an autobody repair?

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Before everyone chides you for not going through the search function (which is at the top of the page, let me tell you that many have had the same mishap and there are many ways to repair.

Perhaps if you posted a picture of the "smush", others will point you in the best direction.

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You. Can go on u tube & see how to fix this dent real easy. Type fix a dent.com/ they do this repair with a hair dryer & a can dust cleaner. They have a lot of repairs like this on u tube.com.
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Without a picture it's hard to tell how big the dent, ding is. A hairdryer and dust cleaner helps dings. Harbor Freight sells, suction cup pullers both 4 inch and 2 inch in their body shop section to possible pull it out.
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You. Can go on u tube & see how to fix this dent real easy. Type fix a dent.com/ they do this repair with a hair dryer & a can dust cleaner. They have a lot of repairs like this on u tube.com.
I tried that method on a simple hood dent on my jeep. Was not satisfactory. A body shop took it out in no time after I wasted a lot of time with the hair dryer and inverted air can. It improved it slightly, but I could still see it, and this was a simple, no crease dent. So you get what you pay for (in this case the dealer paid for it and admitted fault, fortunately).
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Without a picture it's hard to tell how big the dent, ding is. A hairdryer and dust cleaner helps dings. Harbor Freight sells, suction cup pullers both 4 inch and 2 inch in their body shop section to possible pull it out.
I have also used "pops a dent" kits. Again, they will take some of it out, but if you want it looking perfect you will have to have it professionally done.
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Thanks for your help. You're right, I should of searched first. Actually, didn't think of it. Upset about dent I think. If I can figure out and find camer, I will post pictures.

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