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Old 11-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #15
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Dent removal

Before and after with a suction puller with slide hammer.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:57 PM   #16
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Suction puller with slide hammer!

What an awesome tool....

Nice work.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #17
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So...where can I find, buy, rent or borrow one of those snazzy suction pullers with slide hammer? Looks like it has air line connected to it.

I have one dent from falling clump of snow the size & shape of a football in front right corner aft of running lights.

Just one well placed dent.

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:42 PM   #18
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Pep Boys has them for sale. The stronger the compressor the better chance you have to remove the dent. My husband has had great success with one. It won't do much on a crease though.

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:00 AM   #19
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Pep Boys has them for sale. The stronger the compressor the better chance you have to remove the dent. My husband has had great success with one. It won't do much on a crease though.

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I have looked everywhere for that tool...
I found it, but at a price...
http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/body...r-p-13504.aspx

I was trying to figure out how to make one at the moment, as I have a slide hammer and a A/C vacuum pump.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:14 AM   #20
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You could also ask at a collision repair center and see where they purchase theirs. They could have some tips or ideas to help you

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:57 AM   #21
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Hi, when I was a "Mac Tools distributor" we had those for sale. [air powered slide hammer suction cup dent puller]
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:47 AM   #22
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Before and after with a suction puller with slide hammer.
Doug,

NICE WORK! Could you post the exact steps and methodology for your repairs? I have read this is pretty much an art as to how you approach a dent and work it. Do you star in center and work to edge, or edge to center....etc.

How small a dent this will work on? Will the suction "pop" out dents say 2" or less. What pressure do yo run on compressor, etc?

Did you work the creased edges with a body dolly or spoon after the suction?

I'm pretty comfortable working with steel panels, but am pretty apprehensive about aluminum.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #23
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Football dent

We have a football sized dent that according to the PO happened the weekend before we bought the AS. Seems it was actually caused by a football! It is right above the "3" in the photo. Don't have an after photo yet.
Since the interior end cap has a crack that I should fix, I thought I'd work the dent out from the inside. The crack in the end cap is about 4" long now and I would expect it will grow over time.
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Drilling a small hole at the end of that endcap crack should stop it getting any worse.
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Ain't no football in the world that caused that dent, unless it was filled with concrete.

It looks like it spans a seam and is "well defined". I doubt suction cubs are going to work here.

Plus the interior endcap is cracked? That is one heck of a hit! Considering you cap is already damaged. I'm wondering if you might consider cutting a hole big enough to get your hand in and push that dent out?

The repair to the plastic could be done very well with the right material and time. It certainly won't disappear, but should look OK.
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This is the before: My skills were not quite up to an after.

I have used an autobody suction puller. Rubber cap type- with some good results on a few Airstreams. They cost 4 bucks.
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So...where can I find, buy, rent or borrow one of those snazzy suction pullers with slide hammer? Looks like it has air line connected to it.

I have one dent from falling clump of snow the size & shape of a football in front right corner aft of running lights.

Just one well placed dent.

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Paintless dent removal company came to my home and pulled out several dents using a slide hammer to pull the glued-on tips. Price was VERY good. Almost unbelievable....

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So...where can I find, buy, rent or borrow one of those snazzy suction pullers with slide hammer? Looks like it has air line connected to it.

I have one dent from falling clump of snow the size & shape of a football in front right corner aft of running lights.

Just one well placed dent.

Thanks,
Walter
Here's where I got one. It works for big dents not on a seam. You can pound the edges as you pull and use the slide.
Body Buddy Vacu-Dent Pneumatic Dent Puller
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