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Body work/dent help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DanGer, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    DanGer

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    So I think this is actually the best possible location on the truck to have a dent. Long story short an offroad situation led to a dent in the tailgate. I say it is the best place to get one because I take the bedside off and do what ever i need to do. Here is a pic:

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    What is the best way to approach making the dent less noticeable?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    dually

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    Considering how creased it is, not much you can do without probably making it worse. Maybe buy a stolen tailgate off ebay? lol
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    Tape it off and do some judicious hammer and dolly work, or take it a paintless dent place and see what they can do.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    DanGer

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    Haha I know I can get the main, lower dent out pretty well. The most problem areas are close to the edge and the upper part
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    That crease will not come out without ruining the paint. You can shrink metal, but it generates heat. Get it as smooth as possible and out a TRD decal over it.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    Hey man, be careful with my hood. :)
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    Definitely, my truck is temporarily retired from difficult trails until It is better equipped
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    jump on it until the whole thing bends like a banana and take it in for the tailgate tsb. I hit a tree branch while backing up and took it in for the tsb and got a new tailgate...g/l
     
  9. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    I considered that but wouldn't mind dabbling in a new bit of maintenance work while i can
     
  10. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    I'm in the same boat. I have a dent on my tailgate edge. I need to see about this tailgate TSB.... which tacos are applicable? How do you test it?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    You have to be under warrenty which means currently 2006?-2008 models. Your tailgate has to be bent as well
     
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