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Old 08-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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dent repair in oregon

hello all..

i need some dents pulled out of my AS...having a tough time finding anyone who would do it....does anyone know somebody in portland oregon who can do this....

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Old 08-24-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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Post some pictures.
Dents in Airstreams if severe require panel relacement
But if the dent is just the right kind it can be popped out with a plunger or suction device or pushed out from the inside after interior skin is removed.
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thanks richardt.....i have about 20 small dents and 1 large one(size of a watermellon) in the rear up top...looked like the backed into something...im going to be removing the interior panels this weekend...any suggestions on how to smooth out the little dents from the inside.....
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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The watermelon one sounds promising!
The 20 little ones do not.

Pictures?
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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go to your local pep Boys or auto parts house and get a dent pulling suction cup. Its strong as heck and will pull out many dents that are not creased. I pulled a nice sized (20"+) out of my rear dome area, looks almost 100% now.
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If you are working small dents from the inside with the interior skin removed I would use a tool called a spoon (it's a body shop tool). Here's a link to what they look like from the whitney catalog.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...003537/c-10101

Place it over the dent (on the inside) and tap/hit it with a hammer. It disperses the blow, less chance of making a mark with the hammer.

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Keep in mind that you can't shrink aluminum like you can a steel panel. It can only be stretched. So those 20 pings are already stretched into the body. Pushing them back out might result in a wripple around each one, or the result may be the ping pointing out.

Thus the need for panel replacement.

If they are on a straight section you can replace with sheet aluminum. There are a few posts on this forum about just that. Try a search for panel replacement.
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