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Old 10-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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I gave some exterior damage to my Bambi due to a golf cart collision. What kind of body shop do I look for to repair this damage. I am having a difficult time finding a body shop that I trust to make this repair. She is currently parked in AL. Thanks! This is my first post BTW....looking forward to being a part of this community!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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First, welcome to the forum.

The bad news is, most anytime an exterior panel is damaged, to only way to fix it correctly is to replace the panel. That usually takes an RV dealer experienced in such work.

But, your damage might not be that bad. Any way to post a picture?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear Bambi got crunched. As SteveH said, exterior panel repair is most often not an option, like it might be on a car. We had a ding in an upper panel put in by the previous owner. Just cosmetic, but Linda didn't like looking at it. We made an appointment with Out of Doors Mart near Greensboro, NC, an Airstream dealer. The boys replaced the panel and sealed her up tight. They did a great job. A single panel usually costs between $1,200-1,600 depending on the placement, size, etc. Get a quote before jumping in.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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First, welcome to the forum.

The bad news is, most anytime an exterior panel is damaged, to only way to fix it correctly is to replace the panel. That usually takes an RV dealer experienced in such work.

But, your damage might not be that bad. Any way to post a picture?
Thanks so much for your reply--yes, I will take couple of pictures and post them tomorrow. Thanks again....Angela
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My 1978 Avion had a home made rock guard. It was ugly, and coming off in places. We stripped it off and this is what we found. It's going to the body shop soon to to have this cleaned up and an acrylic rock guard put on, in silver.


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First, welcome to the forum.
The bad news is, most anytime an exterior panel is damaged, to only way to fix it correctly is to replace the panel. That usually takes an RV dealer experienced in such work.

But, your damage might not be that bad. Any way to post a picture?
HI and welcome,
Depends on your standards and budget. A simple dent can usually be pulled out with no evidence of the damage. Now a crease can be reduced but not eliminated completely. It's not rocket science. You can do it yourself. Replacing a whole panel requires some skill and is expensive if you have a dealer do it.

If you have the work done, make sure they have done this work on Airstreams before.
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