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Old 11-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #29
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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.
Yes the dent does span a seam. I didn't think suction cups would work so that's why I thought it would be better to repair it from the inside. The crack in the endcap is near the bottom street side corner and I don't believe it was the result of the "football" incident.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #30
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Same one as I posted and still @ $200...
I think I am gonna make one!

As far as spanning the seam goes... Look at post #2 in this thread from Funkill... It can be done!
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #31
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The galley vent panel on my 345 M/H was a mess...
I forgot to do a proper "before pic" so here is a zoomed...




It should match the body panel, but it was bent and flattened, and had a deep gouge across the length..

I pulled it off, and decide to try to make it better... it could hardly be worse!
I stripped the sealing foam off the back and set to it with a body hammer and dolly.... gently eased it back into shape..



A few hours of gentle work and I was pretty happy with it... A long way from perfect, but better than before.
I decided to polish it out...
End result...




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Old 12-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #32
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How about this? all ya gotta do is completely remove the insides and gently push out the dent

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #33
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Back in May I posted my before photo without an after photo. The windows are not back in but this is my after photo. The dents are gone. And here is the after photo
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:50 AM   #34
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #35
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What is a suction cup glass carrier?-thank you-kay
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:21 PM   #36
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I have a dent in the front endcap=don't know how it got there-don't like it-kay
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #37
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Woohoo-All of a sudden I went from new member to 1 rivet member.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:19 PM   #38
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BradS - Beautiful work!!
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #39
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What tools-Suction?, glue pads-I now have hail dings and a definite dent front, top-have no idea where that came from-please advise-k
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #40
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I removed the inside end cap to expose the rear panel dent that came with the trailer. It wasn't near as bad of a job as I had imagined. I got it down by myself with no problems.



I'll take advantage of the opportunity to reseal the inside seams and rivets that I've exposed.



Below, the dent is visible.



I am using two jacks to push a basketball sized tree fall dent out of one end panel.



There was a shadow of a seam that I rolled out with a laminator's end cap roller. It worked pretty well. The roller had a radius side that allowed my rolling to stay soft on the edge. I used heat from a heat gun. My target range was 450 degrees.



The original view of the dent . . .



The dent pushed out with the jacks.



I'm pretty happy with the way it pushed out. A casual observer wouldn't ever know there was a dent there.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #41
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Really well done, Split Rock. Thanks for the pics and details!

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #42
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Vacuum Repair

This is the best picture of the damage that I currently have. Large dent in the upper right. I was wondering, has anyone tried to use vacuum to remove a dent. I have a 36" galvanized wash tub. I was thinking of using some rubber 1/2" copper pipe insulation to go around the rim to form a rubber seal. Then using a holesaw to make a hole in the bottom. Attach the wet/dry vac and let pressure diffrential do the work. I'm assuming that the steel washtub is srtonger than the aluminum skin of the camper. Am i kiddiing my self or will this actually work?
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