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Old 04-04-2008, 05:11 PM   #15
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WOW! That's great news Judy!!!! It was probably due to being warm and running the cold water over it ~ same thing as people trying ice or dry ice...the temperature shift makes it pop back into place as long as there are no real creases.

We've also been able to smooth out some dents & creases from our belly skins and banana wraps from the inside by removing the interior panels. I wouldn't go through the effort to remove the panels and gut the entire interior just to get rid of a few beauty marks, but if your skins are off anyway like ours...it's nice to see they can be popped back out.

Keep your fingers crossed B25Guy, maybe they will pop out as the temps warm up ~

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:23 PM   #16
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I'm in your general neck of the woods, B25Guy, and I was a tad nervous last night when the storm came through ... Our trailer sits in our backyard near a 70-foot-tall pecan tree -- I live in fear of one of that tree's limbs letting loose in a storm. The good thing is, when it's in full bloom, it provides some good protection from hail. The bad thing is, it's a pecan tree -- it's constantly dropping nuts on my trailer.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:49 PM   #17
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Vaughan, like I said, depressing...mines not that bad but still a bummer
The guy I bought if from flips Airstreams in his retirement. He said that it had been towed through a hailstorm. There are very few dents in the rear cap, and they are small. He did make me a good enough deal to have the panels replaced if I decide to. Meanwhile, they donít leak and I look at the lawn as I pass by.
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WOW! That's great news Judy!!!! It was probably due to being warm and running the cold water over it ~ same thing as people trying ice or dry ice...the temperature shift makes it pop back into place as long as there are no real creases.

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Hi Shari,

I have considered that approach too. The only problem is I canít get Antarctica up the ladder.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:23 PM   #18
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You know one of the great aspects of this forum is just understanding the Airstream experience. I mean how many of us would know heat and sunshine will take those hail dimples out? Hail is not a common issue for us in Michigan, but on our return trip home from the west coast I mentioned more than once to my wife that lets stay north and out of say Texas/Arkansas due to hail. We truly have a very unique product. Maybe thats what keeps it so interesting?
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:42 AM   #19
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Everytime the weatherman says there's a possibility of hail, I get real worried. Not just because of dents but also the skylights that are pretty flimsey anyway. End up covering them with some thick blankets for the storm... would hate to have both get broken and Noah's deluge raining inside the trailer...

Have often thought about some kind of cover that could rest an inch or so off the surface & provide some protection - usually thinking about it during the storm. So if y'all get the StreamGuard going, let me know, I'm interested!

Hope them dents come out, Marc.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:54 AM   #20
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Hate hail too! Lost my 03 Quadstear to Hail, totaled it!
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:43 PM   #21
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Look out!!

If you live in North Texas and have an Airstream you have to plan ahead for hail......it will come! I am really sorry to hear about any damage from the last storms going thru here....but, large hail was forecast for several days prior. Guess what? Its forecast again for this coming Wednesday again. Look out!
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #22
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I had some vandalism done a few years ago, BBs. Did some research and came up with these folks Fluxtronic

Their primary customers are aircraft owners but they are willing to try aluminum airstreams. They travel around, you need to get their calendar to see when they will be in the area. I also had comprehensive and ended up getting all my panels replaced that got hit, but it was big bucks and I always wonder how it would have come out but I never did give the service a try personally.

Sorry to hear about the hail. That is a real bummer.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:49 AM   #23
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Fluxtronics web site is kind of vague. I will be curious to see if anyone out there has had experience with such a system on their Airstream.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:28 AM   #24
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Leave it alone? I have some small hail marks that happened in Texas last spring. They are small and not very noticeable but the Central Texas summer heat did nothing to remove them. If they were bigger or more noticeable I would consider the altenatives.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:55 PM   #25
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Heads Up!!

If you live in Texas or Oklahoma you should already know about the next three days.....LARGE HAIL and TORNADOS. If your towing thru the areas you better have a plan as well. By the way, stopping under an overpass is NOT a good plan. You've been warned.
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WOW!!!!!!!, What a picture!!!!! I've never seen anything like that,,, ever!!!
Did you take it????

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If you live in Texas or Oklahoma you should already know about the next three days.....LARGE HAIL and TORNADOS. If your towing thru the areas you better have a plan as well. By the way, stopping under an overpass is NOT a good plan. You've been warned.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #28
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I feel for you. my 2003 chevy took a heavy hit when it was 4 months old. I went the paintless route and it work great. I put a little cash in my pocket as well. I hope things work out for you!
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