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Old 06-15-2022, 07:41 PM   #1
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Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

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I have a 2019 Globetrotter with a small “quarter-size” dimple just behind the rock guard, below the “Globetrotter” label. I’m think I would like to have someone try Paintless Dent Repair versus the dealer repair the WHOLE PANEL. Has anyone tried PDR? If so, can you recommend a kit via Amazon, etc.?
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Old 06-15-2022, 07:51 PM   #2
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There are several threads on PDR, some do-it-yourself with kits from Amazon.

One post by GettinAway found a shop that did a great job removing a dent from the end cap of their Globetrotter. Scroll down to #7643 and a few after for the name of the shop.

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Old 06-16-2022, 06:00 AM   #3
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There are several threads on PDR, some do-it-yourself with kits from Amazon.

One post by GettinAway found a shop that did a great job removing a dent from the end cap of their Globetrotter. Scroll down to #7643 and a few after for the name of the shop.

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Thanks Jeffmc.
I’m interested in the DIY option and the Amazon link to what tool kit they used.
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Understood…

Here’s one example from Amazon that was mentioned in another post:

Here’s the other AirForums thread if you’re interested. I found it using the Search box on the Forum.
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I had some serious damage and sent pictures to all the local PDR vendors. After looking they all said that their process would not work. They based this on experience with Pontoon boat pontoons, refrigerators, freezers, etc. I am sure some of the reluctance was that there are creases in the aluminum. My suggestion is to send pictures with your inquiry to PDR vendors. If it’s just a dimple, I have a few hail damaged places, forget about it….there will be more.
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Thank you for your help. Found the item on Amazon as a backup if my Airstream repair shop is NOT comfortable with the PDR process.
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We used to own a body shop. When we needed PDR for some jobs we contracted it out - the good PDR folks are true artists, if possible give them the job, it is not as easy as it looks. Experience with the tools can make the difference between an OK job and "where were the dents exactly? I can't see them". They have more experience with steel than Al, but experience does count.
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