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____________How to remove dent?---PIC

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gatrapper, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    gatrapper

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    Hey Y'all,

    Back in January I was driving some a trail along a river on my property. I came to a hairy spot and pretty much had to decide to either have my truck and I roll into a river or gun it and try to squeeze through a small opening.

    I chose not to roll into the river and I ended up with these two shallow dents. Their location doesn't allow me to reach my hand up and push them out.

    Is there another way to try and get them out without paying someone x amount of dollars to do so?

    Plunger didn't work because the dents are on an area where it can't get suction due to the contours of the truck.


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  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    I will have to take a better picture. There isn't a dent in the bend, just a piece of paint flaked/rubbed off there.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    rleeharris

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    Wow, it sure looks like a dent on the side just below the rail. As far as the other one goes, it looks creased so that baby ain't coming out easily and that crease will remain without a complete fix at a body shop ($$$)
     
  5. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    When I'm in those situations, I simply press zz and perform a barrel roll.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    I've seen someone do it this way but with dried ice instead of the compressed air.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    It's actually the same thing. When you turn the can upside down it shoots out like CO2 and instantly freezes to the body panel, forming dry ice. The compressed air can is just easier to buy
     
  8. Aug 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    will it permanently stain the paint with discoloration?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    jgwheeler17

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    the clear coat should prevent that. but it will be noticed if there has been a crease. . . (im assuming your asking about the video)
     
  10. Aug 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Just for giggles, have you considered getting an estimate on repairing them?
     
  11. Aug 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Haven't called for estimates because I really don't feel like spending the money.

    This truck is in the woods a lot and is always in areas where damage could occur.

    Just didn't know if there was a simple way I could do it myself.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    a good suction and pulling could get that out i used to have a 1990 pickup 22-re with dents like hell from my dad working construction and one day we pretty much went at it with a small plunger and some soap to make it stick good

    u wouldnt believe the amount of dents we got out of that truck its all about technique though

    if you plan on doing more work u can always drill some holes and punch it out but that requires alot of work i believe for just that spot

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    before^^
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    after

    anyways good luck getting it out
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    the estimate for mine was about $500-$600. its on the passenger's side. much like the red truck in the beginning of this thread. but much lower and where the body goes in.

    previous owner said a shooping cart hit it
     
  14. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    I've used dry ice before with ok results. Just need to keep a small barrier between the ice and paint just to be sure. it may or may not work on those dents but it's cheap and can't hurt to try. Most grocery stores carry it. Just be sure to wear hand protection like leather gloves.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    All this bull shit about dry ice, compressed air, is simply that BS, a suction cup maybe in certain situation maybe, your best bet is paintless dent removal. If you go the paintless method, touch up the paint with a brush, rattle cans will make it more noticeable than a brush touch, its hard to tell from the pic how much paint is damaged.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    I agree that the compressed air and dry ice won't work on that dent...don't even waste your time trying.
     
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    It looks good, adds character. I got lots of dents to.
     
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