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Old 06-14-2020, 04:08 PM   #1
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Dent repair ?

Is it possible to repair your own dents?

How do you do it?
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:04 PM   #2
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Can you take a picture?
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Old 06-14-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
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It depends. There are kits out there but the people who do dent repair go through training to do that and if the paint is damaged or cracked it is not likely that a repair will come out well. It also depends upon the material. Metal can be repaired by "dent repair". fiberglass not so much.
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Yes - I will once I get the camper back! It’s at the shop. It looks a bit like a golf ball hit it. Aluminum siding
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Google a paintless dent repair near you and have them do it. DIY kits are only as good as the person doing it and for about the same cost....let a pro do it. If you must, Eastwood sells a kit for paintless fixes and there are tons of Asian made kits all over the interweb for sale...of dubious ability.
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Hold an ice cube to the dent on a hot sunny day. You will be amazed at what happens. Let the panel heat back up and repeat a few times.
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Helpful - thanks!
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Paintless repair can be expensive.
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Hold an ice cube to the dent on a hot sunny day. You will be amazed at what happens. Let the panel heat back up and repeat a few times.
X2, our old car looked like a golf ball, after a hail storm. Took the check and paid off the car. Within a few years (Minnesota weather), there is only a few dents left.

I suspect the lighter gauge aluminum siding will react a little differently than a heavier gauge steel of a car.
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An ice cube won't have much if any effect since aluminum doesn't have memory like steel does.

My local bodyshop called in a paintless guy after my wife's car took 43 hits that became dents. It was around $500 total and everyone of them disappeared without a trace. I didn't consider that expensive at all.
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