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Old 11-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #15
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I vote for leave it.

The first cut is the deepest,

wait,

isn't that a song......


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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #16
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I'm confused. How would a rivet hide or fix the dimple?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #17
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Don't really know but suspect that it would just fill up the dent.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #18
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No one should be allowed to advise him to leave it there, until they have posted a photo of a ding they have chosen to "leave there" on their trailer.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #19
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No one should be allowed to advise him to leave it there, until they have posted a photo of a ding they have chosen to "leave there" on their trailer.

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It would be half a dozen photos in my case. The dings are just the character marks of a happy traveler.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #20
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No one should be allowed to advise him to leave it there, until they have posted a photo of a ding they have chosen to "leave there" on their trailer.

Ken


Maybe someday I'll replace those three panels, but not now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #21
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Add a little drama with some bullet holes...

We have a similar beauty mark. Just shows you use your trailer for its intended purpose - on the road!
They cause a lot of discussion - ask me how I know!
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:44 PM   #22
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I'm confused. How would a rivet hide or fix the dimple?
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Don't really know but suspect that it would just fill up the dent.

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Hi, I believe the idea is to drill a hole in the center of the dent, pull it out, and fill the drilled hole with a rivet.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 PM   #23
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Hi, This is how I covered up my boo boo.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:25 AM   #24
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First.....

Seal the damage to the clearcoat....

"Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor."
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #25
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No one should be allowed to advise him to leave it there, until they have posted a photo of a ding they have chosen to "leave there" on their trailer.

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Slightly more than dings... These were on the trailer when we bought it. We would like to fix them eventually, but we're looking at new sheet metal and a bunch of money. Fortunately the skin isn't ripped so they don't leak....just look bad.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #26
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Every dent we have, I did, and, in most cases, can remember the bonehead move I made to cause it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #27
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If you can't stand imperfection... don't take your Airstream out of the hanger...

Anyway as far as the repair, Dent Wizards and like can't do a lot for us 'Streamers. The tools they use require access to the dent from behind, so for an exterior skin dent, you are going to need to remove interior panels. I guess if you don't mind doing some drilling and re-riveting, you could take it to them opened up...
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #28
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It will never be right.
Call your insurance agent.
Thats is what insurance is for
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