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Old 07-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #61
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I have the parts being made at the machine shop right now. No finish date yet. In order to save some money it is a "fill in" job for the shop.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:02 PM   #62
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No hurry

No worries Kip, I'll wait.

BTW, I'll be in Frisco for a wedding of a friend of mine from Thurs. 7/19- 7/23
He's getting married at Copper Mountain.
I've never been to Colorado, so I'm pretty excited.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #63
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I have a 71 25' land yacht, previous owners hit a tree branch and pit dent/ crease from kitchen window to rear bedroom window about 2.5" wide by 4' long. Daily deep. No puncture but looks bad after polishing. I can't afford a panel replacement. I tried to conceal w a 2" belt line trim over it but don't like the look. How do I make and install a patch? I could take a 3" wide patch and run between both windows to look fairly orig. the belt line I tried looks bad. Any ideas would be greatly apriciated.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #64
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Get a picture of the damage and I will let you know
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #65
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Here they are, if anyone is still interested PM me for details. I made an initial run of 20. If you are going to the FCU Restoration Rally you may reserve a unit until then.
Those look great. I used one of the "roof rollers" as we spoke of a few months back and it worked nicely. These look even better and would overcome the leverage problem that comes with the smaller ones. Could be a big market for them. Cheers bill b.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #66
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Hello Kip,

I would like to get a roller as well. Just purchased a 63 Safari and received some storm damage one week after purchase. I was literally sick when I saw the damage but now I have hope! Thanks!

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #67
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Dent Roller

We would also like to purchase one of the rollers. My husband is a paint & body man and has been researching AS dent removal methods. He would love to try your roller. Hope you can add us to your list. I'll pm our info to you.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #68
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We would like 1 of your rollers. Been brainstorming this whole dent removal idea for awhile. Came up with a plan about making my own rollers, checked here and surprise, you've already done them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #69
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Need a roller

Kip, I responded to the FCU Resto rally email regarding your roller, but I think it was lost in another ABQ dust devil. I am hoping to acquire one, so please add me to the list.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #70
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #71
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I received the rollers from the machine shop the other day and I still have to make the handles. I was out of town again and need to catch up with all my projects again
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #72
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Add us to the list for your new batch, please. Meant to do that while we were still at the Resto Rally. Thanks again for the great info you provided there!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #73
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Panel replacment or possible repair?

Complete panel replacement or try repair?? I would rather be able to repair than have to do a complete replacement. Would love some experienced advice. Aerowood would love some info on the rollers also. Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #74
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I'm guessing that this is the forward curbside corner panel, and all the damage is on one panel. With this much damage it would be easier and faster to just replace the panel. You would have to remove the interior panels behind the dents to attempt to roll them out. You may be able to lessen the amount of damage but it would still be quite visible. The skin is really stretched behind the bondo
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I'm guessing that this is the forward curbside corner panel, and all the damage is on one panel. With this much damage it would be easier and faster to just replace the panel. You would have to remove the interior panels behind the dents to attempt to roll them out. You may be able to lessen the amount of damage but it would still be quite visible. The skin is really stretched behind the bondo
Thanks Aerowood!!

I am in the process of gutting and stripping the interior panels (want the polished interior also) as we speak just came in for a tea break and check the forums. We are getting ready for a "hull on" floor repair and prodex insulation. I already have interior access to the panel (front curbside) but if you feel a panel replacement will be best that is what I will shoot for after the stripping and floor/frame repair. I am still very interested in your roller to add to my airstream tool arsenal..

Thanks for sharing your airstream experiences it keeps a weekend warrior with far less skill than yourself motivated! I have a few more questions and pictures to ask just not sure if I need to break them up in separate threads (don't want to hijack someones thread) or can I just post them here? BTW it is a 1972 Tradewind 25'. My familys first and we are mighty proud to say the least.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #76
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OK, lot 2 is almost gone, I hope I did not miss anybody that had PM'ed me previously. Is there any interest for a third lot?

I have not heard any feedback on the rollers so I'm guessing everything is good.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #77
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I got mine, thanks again, it may be awhile till I use it. I have to get into the rear bath area.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #78
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It hangs just a little on a rotation.Should I use oil, silicone spray, or graphite?

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #79
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Any will work, but I use silicone on mine
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #80
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This looks like a tool every Airstream owner should have. Do you have any more?
How much are you asking for them?

I have a mini-lathe at home and I bet I could figure out how to make one if you don't have any more.

I have some dents that probably need panel replacement, but if they're going to be replaced, I might as well give it a try first to see if I can make them better.

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