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Is there an easy way to repair this dent?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheDevilYouLove, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

    TheDevilYouLove [OP] You can’t polish a turd, but you can polish a TRD

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    I was driving down a dark highway after a windstorm and encountered a fallen tree branch in the roadway. I couldn’t stop in time and could safely swerve, so my front end kissed the tree. I am amazed and grateful that the damage was not far worse. But is there a somewhat simple way to fix or lessen this dent beneath the passenger side headlight? Like a magic suction cup tool or something?

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  2. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    Paintless Dent Removal might pull that out.
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    I would contact a paintless dent repair person. I had had several dings taken out of my truck recently. It’s amazing what they can do.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    Dent wizard paintless dent repair is the way to go. I work at a dealership and we use them all the time.
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    If you go this route, google them first. There are some who have no clue what they are doing.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Pay a PDR guy.
    They are worth every penny. My guy would probably charge $120 for that.

    You can always try to do it yourself but honestly... you mess it up and you can make a minor repair a major repair.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    One thing I’ll add is if you do go the PDR route, don’t attempt to fix it yourself first. If you try and fail, they may not be able to fix it.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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  10. Jan 2, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks I was wondering if anyone saw my post since they all said the same I said.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove [OP] You can’t polish a turd, but you can polish a TRD

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    Weird, I was pretty sure I gave your post a like shortly after you posted it, but it obviously it didn’t stick the first time.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    Yes they all saw it,but everyone wants to be the answer to everything.
     
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  13. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    Yeah no worries was just like post 2 sums it up no need to keep saying the same solution but I'll see myself out now.
     
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  14. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Or everyone was just parroting the good idea since it’s the best solution. If 30 people chime in saying the same thing, it resonates a bit more than one or two people.
     
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  15. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Now that is a true prefect statement Randy
     
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    I do PDR and I would charge 80 to 100 for that one and be done in less than an hour.
    Just like someone said earlier, some of those PDR guys are hacks so choose wisely.
    And definitely don't attempt it first unless ur comfortable doing the repair and have the right tool to do the job right. Those PDR tools are very specialized. Good luck in ur search
     
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  17. Jan 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Looks like you have some stretch marks around the light also.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Fix it quick-its seed for more...
     

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