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two dents in top of 08

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wbhvacer, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Apr 25, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    wbhvacer

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    well i was installing my new sportscaster xm radio antenna and what did i find on my new 08 but two long dents on the top of the cab:eek:.I about lost it ,so i called my dealer and am taking it in tomorrow to have it looked at.But i dont know to have them paint the top or leave well enough alone as its not to the metal.
    Any advice would be thankfully accepted. thanks

    p.s. pics of sat install coming when rain stops
     
  2. Apr 25, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    flavalk

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    When you take it in, swear on your kid's (or future kid's) head that it had to be that way when you took possesion of the vehicle and you only noticed it when you crawled up top. If the dealership is worth a crap, they will bring in their dent removal service and take care of it. No painting necessary. So long as the dent does not have a sharp crease in it, you shouldn't be able to tell that it was ever there. Good luck!
     
  3. Apr 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    That really sucks man, my taco had a small chip in the tail gate, they painted it with some paint then polished it, you cant notice it was there.... but dents.... that really sucks, i mean who really crawls up the top to check its everything ok?? they should repair it, like flavalk said, if they are worth crap, good luck.... tell us the outcome
     
  4. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    I cant say for sure but chances of the dealership manning up and taking responsibility for the dents is slim to none.

    That being said, how bad are the dents? You might be able to get them taken out by someone who does paintless dent removal.

    I had my truck for 2 days, went to the grocery store and when I came out this is what I found.

    [​IMG]

    Took it to one of those paintless dent repair places, $50 later you cant tell there was ever a dent there.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    Cool deal glad it worked out i can only hope it works out for myself
     
  6. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Flavalk is right, sell the story and they'll take care of it.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2008 at 6:18 AM
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    Yeah Paintless Dent Repair is the way to go. They'll usually tell you ahead of time what kind of results to expect. The roof should be easy for them to get to with their tools. I've had 3 separate dents taken out this way. These trucks dent very easily.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    and scratch and chip and . . .
     
  9. Apr 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    got back from dealership and i will have to take it in for pdr next week. But the good news is they will take care of it no problems at all.:)
     
  10. Apr 26, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    I found a small dent on the roof of mine too! I washed it a week after I got it and found a little dent on one of the raised section of the roof. It's not big so I said screw it. Where are you going to put your xm anten, I have sirius and don't know if I even want to put it on.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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  12. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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  13. Apr 26, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    [​IMG][​IMG]:D hope this helps you out
     
  14. Apr 27, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    Do you have any problems going through the car wash with it?? My sirius 'tenna is smaller and I worry about it scratching my roof if I go through the car wash. I would probably cry:pout:if that happened. I have never put it on the outside, I put it on the rear deck of mine and my wifes car between the speakers and it works great. I just worry about getting a giant gash on my roof from that spinny thing at the car wash pushing my 'tenna around. Thanks for the pics, give you some rep for that!
     
  15. Apr 27, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    when you say rear deck were do you mean?
     
  16. Apr 27, 2008 at 2:51 PM
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    in a sedan you have the area behind the backseat headrest where the speakers are. like the rear dashboard i guess, I dont think it's called a rear deck but I dont know what it's called. I put some double sided tape about 3 inches from the base of the rear window so the antenna has a clear view of the sky, I like the unaltered look. I have done that in all 3 cars and it works great but now I have a truck!

    Here is a pic:
    [​IMG]
    ^this area, maybe its called a rear shelf?
     
  17. Apr 27, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    I only use touch less car washes the spray by hand ones
     
  18. Apr 27, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    I installed my XM in the new ride today. I tried something different. Instead of running it through the windshield trim, I put it on the little flat spot on the left side of the hood. It works great and is very inconspicuous. I didn't think you could still stick that cord into the gasket, but it looks like wbhvacer figured it out.

    Also, I love the Thomas Paine quote.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    I believe it's called a parcel shelf... at least that's what BMW calls it.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    Cool, thanks for the headsup!;)
     
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