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Old 09-14-2006, 09:04 PM   #15
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Oh one other little secret, try dry ice, if you can get to the inside of the AS just put it on the bump till things get iced over, Then let it get to room temp. Works most of the time. If you can not get to the inside, just keep moving the dry ice around the dented area bty holding a corner of the ice to the dent. And do not touch the ice it will freezer burn your hands. wear gloves. just remembered this old trick while I was posting somethine else.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:18 PM   #16
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More Mysterious Dents

Just discovered after the lawn care guy left that I had 2 tears in the wrap under panels below the beltline. These had to be caused by the zero turn mower. They were fresh and I know I didn't do them. He denies hitting it. But I sure am steamed !!
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Hummmm. The dent is really big.How big of a piece of dry ice would it take?I am going to look at going in from inside if I can figure out how to remove the enterior panel.
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #18
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Hummmm. ........I am going to look at going in from inside if I can figure out how to remove the enterior panel.
That's what I did. I tried the plumbers helper method and it got part of it out. What was left was a dent about the size of a basketball in top front end panel. I was taking the interior skins out anyway, so once that was done, I took, what else, a basketball, deflated it a bit and gently rolled it over the area. The dent poped right out. (I'm not kidding, I couldn't possibly make that up!).

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Ok, so where do I find some info on removing the interior panel?
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Rubyslipper; My dad owned a auto body repair shop and he used the dry ice method on cars. Thinking fast forward I'm wondering if the thermal properties of aluminum would not be as effictive, you know faster dissapation of heat and cold, I have used the shot bag mallet approach with much success. The basketball idea is GREAT, hope I never have to use it tho.Do the easy things first, have you done the plunger thing yet. that's where I'ld start you might surprise yourself.
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We are scared half to death to touch it. But when we get up the guts I think we will look at a glass plunger thing. We feel that the plunger should be as big as the dent in order to do it..?? What ever we do I just hope it works.
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Hey ruby
Check out this post, read on down toward the last one from today. This guy is not done, but you may be able to live with a similar result. Much improved.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...dea-26177.html
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It's actually yesterdays post and has pictures.
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Fyrzowt. I agree this shows what you can do with suction! COME ON Rubyslipper- get er done. You might be a redneck if you use a plunger to do body work on your trailer!
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Redneck...never. Chicken ...yep!
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Nothing lost if it doesn't work.......
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:31 AM   #27
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We are going down this weekend and decide what to do.
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I used the plunger on my AS and it worked like a charm. Granted, it is not like a new piece of aluminum, but it looks much better than it did before I pulled out the dents.

Also used the method on a few car doors.

Nothing to be afraid of. Just slowly push the plunger to expel the air and quickly pull out.
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