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Old 02-11-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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Dent Repair

After getting an esimate for $4K, I decided to try my own fix. Bought some .040 coated material and went to work
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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Let us know how it turns out.

I have way to many dents for my age trailer.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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It really came out pretty good. I still have to re-pinstripe and some detail work but I'm pleased. It goes into the paint shop tomorrow to have all the gray paint redone and all new pinstrips.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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How much less than $4,000 was it

The self satisfaction is well worth it isn't it?
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:42 PM   #7
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so you riveted over it? It looks like it works pretty well.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #8
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I capped it. Slipped under the molding on top and went to seams on both ends. The bottem will be sealed and the pinstripped. Cost me about $100 bucks and 6 manhours.
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #9
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Good job! And that leaves $3900 for...
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:32 PM   #10
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Pretty spiffy David. Nice coverup.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:09 PM   #11
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I did something very similar with aluminum flashing...not permanent but it makes me feel better and it actually doesn't look so bad. I was quoted $2000 for one panel to be replaced. I call them my aluminum bandaids!..not bad for $8.00.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:31 PM   #12
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Really nice job; you should be very proud of your repair.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:50 PM   #13
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We had a similar dent in our right rear when we got the coach. I guess we got lucky because our repairman suggested the same fix that you used. He said that it would be a lot less expensive and probably look as good as replacing the panel. He was right. I can't say that his professional job looks any better than your. Great work!
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:35 AM   #14
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David, that's nice! That's Airstreamer ingenuity at work.
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