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Old 07-13-2015, 07:48 AM   #15
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I have several hail dings on the trailer and several hail dings on the truck. Most recently, I have some dings in the hood due to vandalism.
It was suggested by a lady who works at the local Ford place to try paint-less dent repair on the dented hood. The paint-less dent repair guy comes around every so often to repair cars on the Ford lot. I guess his work is like route service work. Anyway, she thinks we should try to schedule an appointment when he comes around again.
The reason I left the hail dings is because they were fairly small and not very noticeable except to me.
The dents and scratches on the hood due to vandalism are more noticeable. In the same incident, the grill was bent, the hood was scratched, the bug shield/hood protector was broken, and the windshield was broken. I have a $1,000 deductible and received $806 from the insurance company. My crossroads now is do I just do some of the repairs- as far as $806 will go- or do I take the kid-who-did-it's family to small claims court for the $1,000. So far, I have ordered a new bug shield off Amazon. I may just get the windshield replaced and be done with it.
I am curious if the paint-less dent repair guy can make my truck and trailer look a little nicer for a little money.
I have been to a rally where a fellow Airstreamer had a pneumatic dent remover. He was all over the campground pulling dents. At that time, I had no dents. Maybe I will make it to another rally with a paint-less dent repair guy or a guy with a pneumatic dent remover.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:32 AM   #16
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Talk to the kid's family about the damages and, if they don't pony up, take 'em to court to recover the costs. BTW, you may want to mention to them that the press may not deal kindly with them.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:24 PM   #17
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I need to check into the small claims court thing.
I am somewhat concerned about retaliation, but some folks say I shouldn't be.
If this kid doesn't straighten up, he'll be penitentiary bound.


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Old 07-13-2015, 04:07 PM   #18
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He may not be the kind of kid you really want to have annoyed at you. He's probably got friends, too.

How old is he?
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:19 PM   #19
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Retaliation?????

After what they will have to pay for the damages, they will know that any retaliatory action can cost them dearly, and may, in some circumstances, be considered a criminal act which will have repercussions later on in their lives. Might result in a vacation at the concrete country club.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:19 PM   #20
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1 of me.
10 or 12 or more teenage boys in a racially tense town-
They might do drive-bys on my house-
Something to consider-
The world we live in has blurred the lines between good and bad, good and evil so long that truth is a lie and a lie is truth.
These kids will be mad at me for knowing what they did or catching them rather than being accountable for what they did. It's like it's my fault for being here.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:59 AM   #21
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That's why I have a Remington 870 in my AS.
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Let's get this discussion back to the topic which is fixing dents.

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Old 07-14-2015, 11:07 AM   #23
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Remington 870's are notoriously bad for fixing dents...

I had two dents in the end cap of my '74 Sov, which I "mostly" pulled out with the suction cup dent puller from Harbor Freight. One came out completely, the other has a slight depression, which causes me slight depression, but I can live with it...

-Red, against shooting dents...
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John, the anticipation is killing me! Did you get the HF cheap dent puller and did it work? Thinking about doing the exact same thing, same tool.

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cq...

I'm done. I would rate the result somewhat disappointing, perhaps a C. Regrettably, I don't have a Before picture but I will post an After picture here as soon as I can. I'm right in the middle of a move right now.

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Would a pneumatic dent puller work here?



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