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Getting small dents out of hood

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfnWolf, May 5, 2008.

  1. May 5, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    SurfnWolf

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    I have this one small dent on the hood of my tacoma that just gets to be a pain to look at, its like one small dent. Any one have ideas on how to get these out, can they be pull out, similar to a singular hail damage dent? Dealer or DIY?
     
  2. May 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM
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    Definitely DIY. If you go to the dealer, there gonna charge you around $300 for it, when you can do it yourself for about $10 or even free. All you need is a metal pulley like one you get at pep boys, and you pop the hood, and you just push and rub the dent out.
     
  3. May 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    Or if for some reason you can't DIY, take it to a Paintless Dent Repair shop. They'll do it up right for about $50-60.
     
  4. May 5, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    I bought this neat lil kit called "pops-a-dent" at the auto parts store. It works with hot plastic (you have a hot gluegun in the kit) applied to a dolly that connects to a puller. Pops everything but creases;)
     
  6. May 5, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    I took my truck to a pdr man to get rid of all the dents in the hood, plus a few creases in the bedside from a deer impact. Cost me roughly 400.00, but the truck looks as good as new. Stupid acorns, but that's what I get from living in the woods.
     
  7. May 5, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    DAMM them acorns:bananadance:
     
  8. May 6, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    What I can't understand is that an acorn, weighing something like 0.00012 of a pound, falling from about 20 to 25 feet can put a nice dent in the hood and roof of my Tacoma, but the same acorn falling on my 88 s-10 leaves no such damage. Curse my Coke-can thin sheet metal! Toyota, are you hearing my cries?!

    :boom:
     
  9. May 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    My stock answer to that 1 is Toyota strives to give you as much truck as they can while saving as much weight as possible...what suffers in the equation? The sheetmetal, which is a few gages thinner than your chevy's. This is the ONLY thing that sucks about my truck too. Very thin skinned indeed. Look at a 1st gen truck like mine that's a doublecab: looks substantial, long, tough, even heavy-only weighs in stock at around 3700lbs, mine's about 4100 w/shell, exhaust mod, sprayon liner, bullbar. We weigh less than a Crown Vic!:eek:
     
  10. May 6, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    But damn, these 4.0's are quick!! :D
     
  11. May 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    Yup you are-your power #'s are liitle bigger than the Crown Vic's amemic V8 which is around 235HP (copcruizers excluded) and you're a couple hunderd LBS lighter
     
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