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Old 02-11-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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Dent Repair

After getting an esimate for $4K, I decided to try my own fix. Bought some .040 coated material and went to work
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Let us know how it turns out.

I have way to many dents for my age trailer.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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more dent repair pics

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Old 02-11-2007, 04:39 PM   #5
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It really came out pretty good. I still have to re-pinstripe and some detail work but I'm pleased. It goes into the paint shop tomorrow to have all the gray paint redone and all new pinstrips.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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How much less than $4,000 was it

The self satisfaction is well worth it isn't it?
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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so you riveted over it? It looks like it works pretty well.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #8
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I capped it. Slipped under the molding on top and went to seams on both ends. The bottem will be sealed and the pinstripped. Cost me about $100 bucks and 6 manhours.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:07 PM   #9
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Good job! And that leaves $3900 for...
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:32 PM   #10
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Pretty spiffy David. Nice coverup.
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:09 PM   #11
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I did something very similar with aluminum flashing...not permanent but it makes me feel better and it actually doesn't look so bad. I was quoted $2000 for one panel to be replaced. I call them my aluminum bandaids!..not bad for $8.00.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:31 PM   #12
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Really nice job; you should be very proud of your repair.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:50 PM   #13
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We had a similar dent in our right rear when we got the coach. I guess we got lucky because our repairman suggested the same fix that you used. He said that it would be a lot less expensive and probably look as good as replacing the panel. He was right. I can't say that his professional job looks any better than your. Great work!
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:35 AM   #14
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David, that's nice! That's Airstreamer ingenuity at work.
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I'll tell ya - had to take a snort before I drilled that 1st hole.
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Here is a pick of my "Bandaid"...not the prettiest but it looks a lot better than what's under it. I have experimented with how to attach it and have found a very fine cut piece of 3M clear tape to work the best...nothing permanent..have to replace it once in a while..hopefully it will get fixed right down the road. I'm just affraid that if I get it fixed right I'm sure one of my kiddos or me or the hubby will then hit with something so....we deal till the time is right.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:06 AM   #18
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Here is a pick of my "Bandaid"...not the prettiest but it looks a lot better than what's under it. I have experimented with how to attach it and have found a very fine cut piece of 3M clear tape to work the best...nothing permanent..have to replace it once in a while..hopefully it will get fixed right down the road. I'm just affraid that if I get it fixed right I'm sure one of my kiddos or me or the hubby will then hit with something so....we deal till the time is right.
Looks pretty good to me - Classic car club might dock a point or two
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or three...or four....lol...but I need a tape replacement..that will get me a few more bonus points!
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:06 PM   #20
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I also think it does just fine. I have seen some that were not anywhere as clean.
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