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Old 03-22-2017, 09:44 AM   #29
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I'd think that a good PDR gut could use a small hole saw to get access from inside. The access hole could be covered with a plug (chrome, plastic or painted to match). You'd of course have to decide which would be more objectionable.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:23 AM   #30
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I'd think that a good PDR gut could use a small hole saw to get access from inside. The access hole could be covered with a plug (chrome, plastic or painted to match). You'd of course have to decide which would be more objectionable.
Great suggestion, John... the big problem is that directly behind the 'oops' is the shower
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Great suggestion, John... the big problem is that directly behind the 'oops' is the shower
In that case, I'd suggest a little clear silicone sealant to bed the plug.
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Before I cut I'd check with a body shop. Some dent specialists have a vacuum pump that goes over the offended area, creates a good seal, and then pumps the air out until the dent is sucked back out. Maybe some dent repairman makes house calls. It may not be perfect since it's creased, but it will be a lot less noticeable.
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Before I cut I'd check with a body shop. Some dent specialists have a vacuum pump that goes over the offended area, creates a good seal, and then pumps the air out until the dent is sucked back out. Maybe some dent repairman makes house calls. It may not be perfect since it's creased, but it will be a lot less noticeable.
Good idea.

So, I've talked to two PDR outfits, both with superb "Angie's List" reviews. The first told me that it would be between $1,200 and $1,500 and he was "90% sure" he could fix it (without a real definition of "Fix"). The second guy said $350 assuming he could make it better to my satisfaction, if he couldn't, there would be no charge no matter how long he worked on it. He said there's a hot-melt glue procedure that just might do the trick.

Hmmmmm

I'm thinking I'll give the second guy a shot at it. Heck, it doesn't have to be perfect, just "better" would be nice (and probably worth $350).

Do you think it's worth a try?
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After working many dents with hot glue pullers and suction cups, I'd say that a major crease like that can't be done to my satisfaction. I would skip it and opt for panel replacement. You can try, but I wouldn't be happy.

OOPS, you're the OP with the little crease...not the last pic posted. Yours could be worked with the hot glue. It won't be perfect, but better. Sorry for my confusion.
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Rob,
Just have Zipdee make you a rear window awning a few inches wider than standard, you will not see much of the little caricature crease and the awning comes in handy when the sun hits the rear of the trailer!
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