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Old 04-30-2015, 07:20 PM   #15
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Here is another shot of the dent... perhaps the lighting on this pic will help show the size/depth of the dent better.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:57 PM   #16
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I hope you didn't have to pay too much extra for the "patina" dents. Many Airstreams have one somewhere. It ain't a real Airstream without a dent.

The glue tabs and lifter works on some dents. A body shop suction cup puller works on some dents. But the best is working the dent from the inside with a roller and a partner outside holding the bag of sand. I fully understand all the disassembly necessary to gain access to these dents from the inside.

You might have read other threads about folks who have successfully "lessened" the exterior dents with suction pullers and glue tabs. Won't hurt to try. Nothing to loose in trying in my view.

My son had a construction zone orange barrel hit his curb side front corner. It was a significant dent. I was able to pull a goodly portion of it out with a suction cup, and then worked the perimeter with the glue tabs. I made it better, but couldn't get the creases out.

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Old 05-01-2015, 03:59 PM   #17
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I hope you didn't have to pay too much extra for the "patina" dents. Many Airstreams have one somewhere. It ain't a real Airstream without a dent.

The glue tabs and lifter works on some dents. A body shop suction cup puller works on some dents. But the best is working the dent from the inside with a roller and a partner outside holding the bag of sand. I fully understand all the disassembly necessary to gain access to these dents from the inside.

You might have read other threads about folks who have successfully "lessened" the exterior dents with suction pullers and glue tabs. Won't hurt to try. Nothing to loose in trying in my view.

My son had a construction zone orange barrel hit his curb side front corner. It was a significant dent. I was able to pull a goodly portion of it out with a suction cup, and then worked the perimeter with the glue tabs. I made it better, but couldn't get the creases out.

David
He was lucky I had to got to J.C. replace much skin curb side front after hitting lane closure barrel filled w/sand in Fla. no warning signs of closure also no reason for closure. State removed them after State cops showed up.
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