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How to remove small dent in tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GA Taco, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM
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    GA Taco

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    There is a small dent in the rear tailgate of my 05 Tacoma about the size of a quarter. No damage to paint. I know it is small but I bothers the heck out of me. You can only see it in certain lighting. What is the best way to remove the small dent?

    Attached is a pic

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  2. Jun 14, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    replica9000

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    Find an identical colored Tacoma a few towns away...
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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    there is a ding guy in Mass that charges 20 per ding

    never took apart the tailgate but I would smack it from the inside maybe
     
  4. Jun 14, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    PDR

    or or

    12 year old truck I would just leave it!
     
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    Paintless Dent Removal. Used a local guy for lot and lots of dents over the years. youtube videos of how it works.
     
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    Muddinfun

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    As seen on TV. The Ding King. LOL Don't waste your money

    The inner tailgate skin hangs down below that dent, so it's not going to be as simple as taking the protector off and wacking it from the back. A PDR guy could definitely make an improvement on it, but there's going to be a limit on how well it looks. The metal is surely stretched. You really have only 2 choices. A PDR guy and accept the results, or have a body shop fix it and repaint.
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    I put a small dent like that in my tail gate last year. It's hardly noticeable, and I forget it's there most of the time.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    Yeah I may just say **** it, I'm just incredibly OCD when it comes to my truck lol
     
  9. Jun 14, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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    I feel like a dented tailgate is part of owning a truck. Just like a broken screen is part of owning an iPhone.
     
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  10. Jun 14, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    Just pay a PDR guy to get it out I bet it is less than $100.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    A good PDR guy is like a magician, might be worth it.
     
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    Dent Wizard or Dent Pros, whoever is in your area.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    I'm going to inquire about a dent removal
     
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