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Old 01-24-2019, 09:46 AM   #41
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The problem with a lot of the suggestions, is dent removal guys need access to the back side. They can reach into fenders and doors. In addition aluminum is not steel. It has different flexibility.
That's correct, but I'd rather have a hole inside and the dent gone. Looking at the OP's picture, if he has a twin, I'd think a tech could make a round hole under the bed, massage the metal, then cap the hole under the bed.
If it's a rear queen, the dent is under the "night stand" where a hole saw and cover wouldn't ever be seen.
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That's correct, but I'd rather have a hole inside and the dent gone. Looking at the OP's picture, if he has a twin, I'd think a tech could make a round hole under the bed, massage the metal, then cap the hole under the bed.
If it's a rear queen, the dent is under the "night stand" where a hole saw and cover wouldn't ever be seen.

A dent guy only works from one side. On a car/truck he can be outside and see and feel what’s he’s doing. It’s very much touch thing.
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Just another update from me, the OP: a PDR tech who is familiar with working on Airstreams is scheduled to come to my house to work on it the first weekend in March. I'm eager to see what he'll be able to accomplish.
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They actually don’t need access.They use a hot glue and puck to pull the dent then a release agent is sprayed on the glue.A crease like this on a curved surface of aluminum is tough and only the best painless dent man could come close to removing this.
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Most dent guys dont have a lot of experience on aluminum. Steel and aluminum work very differently when dealing with dents. I would find a dent repair guy that works with Land Rovers. The body on them is aluminum. Call your local Rover dealer service department and get the number for whoever they use. When i was at the dealership we had an awesome dent guy. As for the crease you will always see it but a lot of that can be taken out.
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