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Ice rocks falling from the sky, make me wanna cry......

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by eordonez, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    eordonez

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    So yesterday at night a storm begin, first some rain then begin to drop small balls of ice until they were about 1/2" in diameter, i could not put my truck under cover cause my house only has 1 covered parked space, all i could is put my truck under a small tree and pray for the best....:( well, now its morning and i just counted about 10 small dings only in my hood, and some other 5 on my roof..... I'm gonna post some pictures later, they are small, i hope i can take them away easy..... I'm just so pissed and sad..... my insurance deductible is 3% about $900, so i don't know what would be cheaper.....

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  2. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    sorry to hear about the hail dents dude!!1 that really sucks!!1 if i were you, i'd get a quote at a paintless dent repair place before i did anything.,.........may be cheaper than going thru insurance. or you may be able to try the dry ice method on them and see if that works!
     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    lsocoee

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    that sucks. Try to do the dry ice/hairdryer trick. Let us know if it works.

    In the US, we call that hail. I like "Ice Rocks" though.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    OK, i didnt knew about hail we call it granizo, which stands for grain, like corn grain and stuff.... thanks for the new word added to dictionary LOL

    yea, im gonna try and do the dry ice method see if it works, im just astonished, my sisters car was parked next to my truck and she only got a couple of tiny dents....
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    check pictures above
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    so, that is what your finger looks like!

    Sorry, but I can't really see the dents. Pictures are horrible at showing small dents. I'd try to gently push them out from below.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    Did I miss something? I never heard of this dry ice method, anybody care to explain?
     
  8. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    I saw a video on metacafe that had someone hold dry ice to the dent and then heated up the area all around the dent with a heat gun and the dent popped out.

    Edit: That's the one.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    yea, they are small, and the light is no good.... but if you look at the image the reflections distort where the dent is.....
     
  11. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    Sure will klown....

    i have a video of the hail dropping, but i don't want to see it or post it, coz I'm pretty sure that you can hear me crying at some point :p
     
  13. Jul 30, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    Sorry to hear 'bout the storm, keep us posted if you do the dry ice method. Never heard of it & am gonna try it on a nice one I have on the roof & not from hail either!
     
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    FInd someone who knows how to do the paintless Dent Removal. I just had a good size door ding done on my porsche and it looks flawless. Can't tell it was ever there. Took about 30 minutes and $90.00. Worth every penny. GL.
     
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    The dry ice method is the way many PDR guys do it. Though some use compressed air or another cold source. But same concept.
     
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    thank you all for your replies and good intentions, im gonna try the ice stuff, i just cant find any supplier....
     
  17. Jul 30, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    sorry bout those dings!! those things suck especially on that beautiful hood of urs... goodluck with everything!
     
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    DAMMMMM ED, that focking sucks!!!! I WOULD BE SOO UPSET!!!!!

    This is the 1st I have ever heard about the dry-ice trick, WOW..personally I would be shocked if it worked....PLEASE keep us posted!

    I hope you can find dry-ice....Seems alot harder to find these days.:mad:
     
  20. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    luckily i just found a supplier Praxair.... they sell it by kilogram, about $2 USD a kg, so im gonna go and buy a couple and see if it works or is BS, im gonna take a videoclip of the process....
     
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