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Old 01-15-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Removing interior front endcap

I have a large dent in the top front of my Airstream and I have read the various threads about working dents out from the inside- for example with a heat gun on the outside and a basketball on the inside. I am wondering how hard it would be to remove the interior skin and if anyone can pass on a few tips for this procedure? Thanks, can't stand looking at the dent any longer! Ed
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hi Ed, I've never been in a 90's airstream so can only speak for 60's. The fiberglass end cap goes up first then the side skins. In order to get the end cap on those down you had to remove the lower interior sheet metal, and at least losen enough toget out of the of the way a few feet of the upper wall and ceiling sheet metal to get the end caps out of the way. Someone probably has much better info than I do. Nothing about interior work is hard, it just takes a lot of time. Even the end caps can be lifted down with one person, two is much easier. Not sure you'll get 100% of the dent out but probaby make it much less noticable.
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I'll bet it's easy to get off. Getting it back on may be another issue.
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Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure someone here will eventually get you the info you need.
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Depending on the damage you may be able to pull it from the outside using a suction cup. Glass shops sometimes have the type that you can pump the air out of for a tremendous amount of suction. They are used for handling large pieces of glass. Corian installers are another source of these tools.
If possible, it may save you an amazing amount of time. But it all depends on the type of damage. If you can post a picture of it you will get better info in return.
Good luck, Rich
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