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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by tacoman15, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    ok so when i bought my truck from the stealership i thought i had gone over every inch of the truck to make sure there was nothing wrong with it. but of course as soon as i got my new truck home i noticed a few things :mad:. one of them was this big ass dent in the pic, another was a good 6 inch crack on the passenger side of the windshield, my headlights were cracked up and one of them wasn't sealed properly so now there is a ton of moisture build up in it. of course when we signed the papers on it we did "as is" meaning if something was wrong with the truck the stealership wasn't liable for it. anyways, i was wondering if i could do the hair dryer/compressed air trick on this dent. maybe i should just leave it alone, take it to a body shop, or try and bang it out with my hand from inside the cab? what do y'all think?

    dent.jpg
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Before you do anything, return it to the dealer and talk to them about it.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    i would...but the problem is that they are on the other side of nc. i go to school in western nc and they are located in eastern nc. its a good 8 hour drive :(
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    I bought my Tacomawold and noticed I had a dent like yours. I just lightly hit the dent from the inside and it popped right out. Might want to try that.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    ok that probably what i will do but it has a few creases in it though
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Where in Western nc are you?
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    cullowhee...not many people know where that is but it is like 45 mins west of asheville. i go to western carolina
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm living near Asheville. Another member on here lives in canton. We went trail riding last weekend.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    ah finally someone who wheels that lives close to me! i don't really know many good trails around here
     
  10. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    so punching it did nothing but nearly break my knuckle cause i started gettin pissed. it literally did not budge at all. i didn't think it was gonna be that hard (thats what she said)
     
  11. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    I go to SCC so Im right down the road from you :cool:

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    Yeah man. Im real close Im sure I've seen you riding around. How long you had the truck?
     
  12. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    i got it in july so a few months. you may have. everything on my truck is bone stock except for the emblems and leds lol. i do have a black bull bar (still for sale :D) and a metal mulisha sticker on the back glass.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Ill be looking out for it. Got a picture or the whole truck?
     
  14. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    can always try a plunger to pop it out
     
  15. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    I've got a suction cup looking thing that was made for dent pulling. I can bring it out that way one day if you want.
     
  16. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Use the force.
     
  17. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Yeah I am gonna have to hit you up about that
     
  18. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    The cracked headlight well keep your eyes open for someone who might sale there's. Lots of those go up for sale. Windshield needs to be replaced.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Get a small wide rubber mallet.

    Take off headliner.

    Gently use the mallet and start getting them bump into shape.

    Do the same from the other side, making sure everything is clean, as to not scratch the paint.

    You have to be gentle and hit from both sides. A lot of small hits with the rubber mallet should put that in an almost stock look. You will probably still have small creases, but not very noticeable.
     
  20. Sep 29, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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