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Old 08-01-2009, 05:27 PM   #15
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hail damage

I want to take a minute to thank you all in steering this new guy away from that banged up unit. You made me aware of the pitfalls that would have cropped up down the road. Today we became the proud owners of a barely used (pre owned) 2008 Safari 25 SS. Absolutely immaculate condition, for a sweet price. Thanks again for all your help!

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:18 PM   #16
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How about some pictures.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:47 PM   #17
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OK...soon...I still need to get my truck wired, brake module installed, etc. I am out of town for a few days next week, too. I will pick it up Tues. the 11th in the morning. Bought it from a private party in Longmont.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #18
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Hey Bob...good move! And congratulations on your new unit! With the one you bought, when you look at it, you can enjoy the beautiful smooth aluminum rather than cringing!

You're going to be so pleased with yourself!
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:08 PM   #19
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OK...soon...I still need to get my truck wired, brake module installed, etc. I am out of town for a few days next week, too. I will pick it up Tues. the 11th in the morning. Bought it from a private party in Longmont.
Hi Bob,
I can attest to the fact we got no hail in Longmont. In fact we've not had any yet this year. Congrats on the new trailer.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:54 PM   #20
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My trailer is parked about 2 miles west of Windish and it was not even touched. I,m so greatful it wasn't parked at my house in Arvada. My house got slamed.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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Hey, I just watched a video regarding how to remove hail damage cheap and easy. I have not tried this yet but I will. If anyone has done this, lets hear about it.

YouTube - Dent Repair with Dry Ice
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:38 PM   #22
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I have tried dry-ice on larger panel warps - it can relax steeply pressed section 'merges' but only slightly; and that was using an electric heat gun with bare dry-ice for 15 or 20 heat & cool cycles.

Direct contact with dry ice will destroy clear coat (scratches and micro-fractures?) and also is abrasive & reactive with aluminum after an extended session of bare dry-ice rubbing metal - produces a lot of black aluminum oxide and leaves the aluminum surface 'flat finished' with zero shine.

Over-all using it on small hail dings might be justified to hurry up the natural sun heat/cool cycles 'healing' the 2024 skin alloy will experience anyway over a time period of years...
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Hail Salvage Value

I recommend offering no more that 10% above what his insurance company would consider as insurance salvage value. Our 2004 blue book value was about $40k, and the insurance salvage value was about $8, or no more than 20%.
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