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Best way to remove these dents?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jquest, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    jquest

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    Anyone know the best methods to remove these dents? The only thing I've tried was the hairdryer and plunger trick but no improvements. Thanks!

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  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    mutely

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    Tailgate has stretched the metal, it kinda looks like the rear fender has as well, but hard to tell due to light. If the metal is stretched, there is no way to remove the dent completely, you need to knock it out from the back as best you can and use filler. Or replace panel. There is absolutely no shortcut for a perfect finish. Both are too big for paintless dent removal, but a really good paintless dent removal person could make them look better, but not prefect.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    There’s a you tube vid where a cute chick used a dildo with a suction on the end to pull out dents on her car. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    Lol your're lying..
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    list is growing fast
    Best way to remove those is slam a strong IPA or two and maintain that idgaf attitude forever. :cheers:
     
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    NSFW I guess...

     
  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    Are you confusing YouTube with YouPorn?
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    Gator352 I like Publix cake ...

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    That’s it! The one I was talking about, thanks!
     
  10. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    Plunger + Heat Gun.. Lots of luck
     
  11. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    Now let's see her do it with no hands!
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    That’s a plastic bumper. Not sure if the same applies to a metal fender?
     
  14. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Maybe remove the taillight or bed side cubby and push from inside the fender outwards?
     
  15. Oct 11, 2018 at 3:19 AM
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    I have a friend who does pointless dent repair and he pull a huge dent out of my old Subaru wagon where I have dropped a 75 pound kayal on it. He got to about 98 percent perfect. You may just need to find a PDR guy that's willing to try.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2018 at 3:32 AM
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    It’s not the bumper he does it on it’s the steeler quarter panel
     
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    No. Pay a PDR guy to pull the dents.
    They can fix that like it never even happened. You try to fix it an I can promise you’ll cause irrepairable damage to the panel.

    You are going to have to push the panel out from the inside. Which means you’ll need to drill holes. Hire a PDR guy

    Below is what a PDR guy did for me:
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    Why bother? :rofl:
     
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    Because ... some of us actually like our vehicles nice and dent free. If you like yours beat up, then have at it! No one here will stop you! :thumbsup:
     

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