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Old 10-29-2006, 03:10 PM   #29
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new member sorry bout the damage but I have a unit that a tree fell across and did damage to the outer layer and the inner layer and prayer has not seemed to fix it and at this time I dont have a clue rivets and sheet alum I guess thanks jim

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Old 10-29-2006, 03:10 PM   #30
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Chuck, I just looked at your pictures, and I would have to tell you to leave it alone. That will be tough, but I have learned that if you got something that bad 95% gone, anything else you do to it will go backwards.

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Old 10-29-2006, 04:43 PM   #31
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And for my next trick...

Chuck, I got a strange dimple in mine. Looks like a golf ball hit it. I also used a suction cup and pulled it out, but it left a ghost... I took my hairdryer out and set it on hot and blew on the remaining dent. It almost completely disappeared and has now stayed stable for over a week. I didn't know about the dry ice, but heating carefully seems to assist it in losing the "border" that shows where the dent was.

Also tried the hair dryer trick on my little crease (acquired from an oncoming car on a narrow mountain road in West Va. "Ms. Toad's wild Ride") and it did not work there. I actually repaired the dented stone guard by opening it up and kneeing it in the dent. Popped out and stayed pretty much out. I then noticed that the trailing edge was bent in where the car had clipped it, then scratched the side. I straightened that with my bare hands just pulling the center toward me. I then re-kneed the spot in the middle of the guard and can barely see it.

Mine is 2006, so it doesn't have to be vintage to get it's first ding. Sending you sympathy Karma.

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Old 12-19-2006, 08:09 PM   #32
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Glad to know you had some solid success with the repairs. Have two similar ---err--dimples on the bow of my 73 Soverign which I hope to soon attack. Lots of great repair hints with this one.
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Chuck, have you considered a small Meteorite


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