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Old 05-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Roof damage due to poor judgement.

I was wiring a security light underneath a new carport that covers my Airstream and have walked gingerly on the roof before but this time it got me. I left a dent, probably nearly a foot square on a seam in the front above where registration numbers are to the left. It is not visible, however is there any methods for taking this out that are fairly simple and not to expensive, that I could do myself. I have recently retired and have plenty of time and have noticed I am pretty handy with proper instructions. Any advice would be a great help and thanks for your time. I failed to mention this Airstream is an 91'Excella ..thanks again..

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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You might be able to use some sort of suction operated dent puller or glue something to the skin to pull it out. The end caps are very soft and unsupported. I believe there are some sticks that you can glue to the skin with hot glue and then pull the dent out.


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Old 05-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Dent king is the name of the product which I bought at Autozone and used successfully for smaller dents. You would have to make up a bigger frame of a similar design to work on one that big. I have also used the suction cups, also purchased at Autozone, to pop out shallow deformations.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Dent buster guys can pull out using special hot glue and puller.
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