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$600.00 for a dent??????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I finally have my first dent due to a gravel truck on the frwy. This thing is about the size of a marble. Its in the middle of my hood. There are no scratches or paint chipping. So I am curious to see what a body shop would charge to get it out. $600.00 and thats not even painting the whole hood! Why he cant try and pound it out don't know. I asked him if he was smoking crack when he handed me the estimate? And all he sais is when can you bring it in? It will take me 2 days. WTF is this world coming to? :eek:
     
  2. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    i think i'd be trying the dry ice method out first....or just dealing wiuth the dent before i shell out $600 for it.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    if the dry ice method doesn't work, you need to get a paintless dent repair. In my area, X-A-Dent does PDR work.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

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    I bought an OEM Sport hood and all the components and had it painted for that money...

    Marc
     
  5. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Gees I gotta find out who sells dry ice around here-I wanna actually try it and post here-If it really works then it would be a blessing for us caus we have such thin sheetmetal!
     
  6. Aug 21, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    SilverMac

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    Most grocery stores around here sell it... Park it in the sun and get it nice and hot first... Post some before and after pics.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2008 at 9:29 PM
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    Jester182

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    +1 for the Paintless Dent Repair. Had a softball sized dent on my front right quarter and got it fixed for about $150.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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    MikeS.

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    Several people here and at TN have tried the dry ice and were well pleased with the results. Give it a try.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    Lunercrab

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    sum stoopid golf ball sized nut husk fell out of a tree in my back yard, leaving one of those small like quarter sized dings in my hood, the kinda that have a fairly deep sharp center...i wonder if the dry ice method would work on those??...it drives me nuts that it's there...i often wondered if there was a way to fix those stupid little dings....
     
  10. Aug 22, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    I'm thinking it would really strain that paint seal somehow. I decided against trying it on my truck-besides-I have one teeny little dent at the lower cab behind the rear door so I dont care about it-maybe one of you guys can give it a whirl:) You guys think flexing that paint surface with extreme cold can be safe? The thought makes me nervous.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    if there is no paint chip, u can get one of those paintless dent removal guys to do it for 125. you'll never know the dent was there.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    My enormous door ding (due to very strong winds opening someone's door) cost $100 and took them less than an hour. It was paintless dent repair and looks perfect. It's amazing what those guys can do. That's when my truck was 3 weeks old.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    Ok!
    Will look into it! :D
     
  14. Aug 27, 2008 at 1:33 AM
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    heck fire I'll pull that dent for ya :D
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