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Dent on the roof of my 2500miles old baby...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rmd0311, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Nov 19, 2007 at 11:30 AM
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    rmd0311

    rmd0311 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I actually posted this on TN a while ago. But I recently discovered this site and have been lurking and reading for a while. Might have to become part of this Carolina Alliance, I have all the traits... Drink too much beer, lazy as fcuk and drive a tacoma which I love.

    Back to the matter at hand. I have a dent on my truck. I have no idea how it got there. I have done everything I think I can to fix this. It's not too much of an eye soar, but anything on a new 30k truck hurts, specially when its in plain sight. Here are some pics:

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    I have tried everything. Taken it to about 4 PDR guys and they all refuse to work on it. One offered that he could drill and remove but he did not sound confident in the end result and did not want to guarantee the work. The problem is that the area is triple walled, making it impossible to access with their tools.

    I then tried the internet and that the airduster thing like 10 times with no luck. Link in case you never heard of it. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/501379/remove_car_dent_with_airduster/

    One of the places I took it to get PDR'd was a body shop I trust and I also had them give me a quote to repair the old fashion way. The quote was for $400.

    Now, I think I have exhausted all my options. I thought I would ask you guys for your thoughts. Should I fork over the 400 dollars or just call it a day. Consider the truck christened and move on.

    Here is another picture of her, the first time she was in my driveway (her new home).

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  2. Nov 19, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper Jackass to the masses

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    That's not a dent, that's a personalized aerodynamic curvature. At least that's what I'd play it off as. Seroiusly, it's not too bad but I know how you feel. The first dent, ding, or scratch hurts. After that, it's just gettin broken in.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2007 at 12:24 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    I bet it was those two punk kids in the background. Do you have a basketball goal?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2007 at 12:48 PM
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    rmd0311

    rmd0311 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I see the possibility of it being one of my two kids... They would have ratted each other out by now though if that was the case.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2007 at 1:23 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    the first in a long line i still remember my first it was 4 years ago and now i have many more
     
  6. Nov 19, 2007 at 1:45 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    Unless they were in on it together...
     
  7. Nov 19, 2007 at 3:34 PM
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    Spacedude

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    Just a thought, could you put a roof rack on top to hide it? I would fix it. I know it's a truck, but it is new and you'll be looking at it for a long time. Just my 2$.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2007 at 4:48 PM
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    jtsimaras

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    Maybe one of the kids threw something and accidently hit your truck---hmm. dentless dent repair should get it fixed :)
     
  9. Nov 19, 2007 at 6:47 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Son of a B**ch !! That is such a gorgous truck, but it is a truck. It's a little to early to have your first dent or scatch but... your here. Drive on :frusty:
     
  10. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:39 PM
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    TJOPILOT

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    Time to cut it off and put a sunroof in!!!!
     
  11. Nov 22, 2007 at 8:07 AM
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    rmd0311

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    i just got to start pretending the dent is not there.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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    rodrigogudino

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    I know it's been long since you posted this, but I have to share.. I also have one of those, NO IDEA HOW THEY GOT THERE.. on both sides, actually aligned one to the other. That's only on the "reinforced" part (above doors), because my roof is ALL dented. I'm putting a claim with the BAR.

     
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