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Old 10-11-2016, 10:00 AM   #1
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Angry dent repair

For those of you who are curious about the damage a highway safety barrel could cause, I've done the research for you. Attached shows current condition.
The interior redo is complete so I DO NOT want to gut it again. One interesting post suggests using a Central Pneumatic Air Dent Puller (Harbor Freight # 69718). I'll get one tomorrow unless a better idea comes from this thread.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:31 AM   #2
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Ouch. Sorry for your "research". Very nice looking AS.

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Old 10-11-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
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I have had good luck with a "Ding King" puller. There are other similar pullers. Others have used pieces of wood attached to the dent with a hot glue gun to pull out the dent. I have been able to reduce similar dents by 90%. Creases in the dent will not be completely removed. Rock guards would hide any damage and look good.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:01 PM   #4
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I see your dent hit the vertical frame too.
You could pull the panel and replace or fix it. I think that would mean taking the window out, which would likely mean taking internal skins off, which if I understand you correctly - you do not want to do this.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:24 PM   #5
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You might try the inner tube and shop vac method I used to pull a dent out of my front end cap on my Argosy.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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I went ahead with the dent puller acquisition. After 10 minutes the dent looked a little better. Your suggestions are appreciated! I'm planning to ask my metal-smith brother in law to help fabricate panel protectors A.K.A. rock guards when he comes to NW Arkansas next.
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That is a great looking trailer!

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