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Old 07-14-2015, 06:12 AM   #29
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I'm using this older post to ask my question because the search function isn't that user friendly. I was in the dreaded hail storm last nite and received a number of dings and two larger dents on the end caps of the Airstream. Do you recommend filing a claim? If I file a claim is it more for the "diminished future value" and I just leave the dings alone? The Airstream is a 2014.

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Old 07-14-2015, 06:16 AM   #30
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I would file a claim otherwise you will get nothing for the damage. The end cap dents won't come out but they might be able to be minimized. Most dents on the flat sections will fade in time. You might be able to get an estimate of the repair costs from Jackson Center and go from there. They would need photos.


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Old 07-28-2015, 10:09 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by pappy19 View Post
Has anyone investigated the "paintless" dent removal folks? I had over 2,000 hail dents in my new pickup a few years ago and the paintless bunch made it look just like new in 10 hours, got every dent popped out except for 2 that were right on the edge of the wheel well. they use a long lever and roller system with a little heat.

They can work on aluminum and from the outside. They use hot glue to place a small puller tab in the middle of the dent. Then a puller to bring the dent back out. Alcohol removes the hot glue. But, the charge is per dent, hail damage is going to add up to a lot of work. How bad is it. Have you tried sitting the trailer in hot sun? You might do the worse of the end caps and wait to see if the smaller ones cure themselves.

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