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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Any ideas on how to repair this dent on the left rear corner?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Any ideas on how to repair this dent on the left rear corner?
Replacing the panel, is your only choice.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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From the inside a dent roller maybe? there is a thread on it. Also nice Dodge wagon, 67 Polara? John
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Steve,
This is part science and a lot of art. You won't ever get it 100% from the outside...and probably not quite 100% from an inside repair either.

I have practiced on several kinds of dent and even small creases with better outcome than I thought with all being outside repairs with suction pullers and hot glue pullers. I got a little better with each try.

Perform a search on "dent" and there are several threads which I learned from. I also documented my trials and tool purchases, so you could search on my name as well.

If you want it 100%, Andy is right, but then you'll have to polish again. Why not try repair first, if replacement is going to happen anyway? You won't lose anything and will gain a lot of experience.
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That looks like a sharp crease, rather than a soft dent. I think that would be a tough fix for a do-it-yourself repair. Worth a try though, worst case is you have to replace the panel.

I wonder if one of those auto paintless dent repair places would have the tools/experience to handle it?
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That looks like a sharp crease, rather than a soft dent. I think that would be a tough fix for a do-it-yourself repair. Worth a try though, worst case is you have to replace the panel.

I wonder if one of those auto paintless dent repair places would have the tools/experience to handle it?
Sharp dents have stretched metal as well.

it's pretty tough to shrink aluminum.

The exterior of a polished trailer, is really not original. It was changed simply by the polish job.

That's one of the oh-oh's when replacing a panel, in that it must be modified by being polished, so that it matches.

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