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Old 06-26-2004, 07:15 AM   #1
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Dent work -- before and after

We purchased a Bondo suction cup dent puller from Wal-Mart and easily "popped" this dent from the outside.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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We purchased a Bondo suction cup dent puller from Wal-Mart and easily "popped" this dent from the outside.
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good timing! I just dented the rear panel on mine. Not too badly but it bugs the heck out of me! On the way to Wal Mart now....gove it a try if it doesn't work I can always take it back...Sam doesn't mind.
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good timing! I just dented the rear panel on mine. Not too badly but it bugs the heck out of me! On the way to Wal Mart now....gove it a try if it doesn't work I can always take it back...Sam doesn't mind.
If you don't find it at Wal-Mart, we have also seen them at auto part stores. BTW, the dent puller cost us a whopping $2.99!
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If you don't find it at Wal-Mart, we have also seen them at auto part stores. BTW, the dent puller cost us a whopping $2.99!
found it at Pep boys. Never noticed them before... only saw the glue on dent puller ... anyway 3.49 and the dent is about 85% gone.
The only catch with this suction cup is that it needs a mostly flat area to work on..(duh) the smallest part of the dent was on a spot it could not pull up. Most of it is gone though and looks way better. It also partially pulled out a small ding that was on a seamed section of the hood...not all the way but it also is better. I heated that one with a hair dryer, and then pulled it. I also got behind it with a rubber handled large socket wrench breaker bar, used the rubber area with some leverage to push this hood dent out. Not 100% but closer.
The photo is the before. I will try to post the after , later on.
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Hey, we're going to pick one up for those long camping trips when there is nothing else to do, but build up a nice warm fire and pull dents . Seriously, it looks to do a pretty darn good job and worth the $2-3 to smooth out the dips!! Thanks for the info.
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I wish someone made a smaller version of the thing for smaller hard to attach to dents. It just might do the trick. considered the glue on model , but not sure about what it would do to the clear coat, although its supposed to be harmless.
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Where did you find the '64 Nancy?
It was in a field behind someone's house in Franklin, New Hampshire. We were staying at a campground just a few miles south and spotted it on our way back to the campsite one afternoon.

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I went to see Nancy's trailer yesterday, and it is extremely cool. even more than the pics indicate. great find!!

we had to duck inside it when the heavens opened up, and after a few minutes, some leaks revealed themselves... but they should be pretty easy to fix.
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We purchased a Bondo suction cup dent puller from Wal-Mart and easily "popped" this dent from the outside.
Thanks for the tip. Our Excella just sustained a dent about the size of a dinner plate from a falling tree limb. I'll give it a try.
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They work. I didn't experience any problems using the glue-on kind with the clear coat. Removed a shallow dent about the size of a man's head in one of the upper curved panels. Those are supposed to be the bad boys for dent removal. To replace the panel was estimated to cost $1,586. That is a pretty impressive savings.
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