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Old 01-06-2007, 09:26 PM
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Question on Hail Damage

Hi folks Just got back in town.I noticed that on the roof of my Truck I have some Hail damage and it's causing My roof to Oil Can.I talked to some of the People where I work and a couple of people said to put Dry Ice on it.has anyone ever heard of this??? also what are these Barnstars I see on some peoples names.Thanks in advance ....Randy

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Old 01-07-2007, 08:49 AM
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I don't know about the dry ice. It couldn't hurt right? I was also wondering about those barn stars. I originally thought they were some symbol of the free mason and those people that had them were part of the Illuminati. It turns out they just mean that that person contributed info to the Wiki thing.
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The theory behind the "dry Ice" is that the metal will shrink when it is cooled. If you heat metal and cool it, there will be shrinkage. I have never tried the ice thing to see if it works for hail damage. When shrinking metal, it needs to get hot. The temp for shrinking metal is generally hotter than the metal will get under normal conditions, like sitting in the sun on a normal day. I would also be concerned with the effect it has on the finish.

You might check on Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). There are many people that are very good at removing the dents from the inside, where refinishing isn't needed. I would check references very well, as there are some that really don't know what they are doing also. The cost is generally considerably less than to repair the dents in the conventional method, and refinishing the panels.

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I don't know about the dry ice. It couldn't hurt right? I was also wondering about those barn stars. I originally thought they were some symbol of the free mason and those people that had them were part of the Illuminati. It turns out they just mean that that person contributed info to the Wiki thing.
A blonde told me if you roll up the windows and blow real hard on the tailpipe the hail dents will come out.....

and the Illumati thing? it's really true....
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and the Illumati thing? it's really true....
I NEW IT!
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You might check on Paintless Dent Repair (PDR).
My wife and I had our "drivers" both severely damaged by the same hail storm. The local shop had both of them back looking like new using PDR...and at a cost well under normal body work and paint. I'm a big believer.
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Back a few years ago, I was an insurance adjuster. I had an opportunity to watch a guy do it on a black truck hood. The thing was pretty messed up, and I figured it was still going to need to be replaced. In no time, I couldn't see anyplace where there had been damage.

I am not sure if he used those fancy rods, or his magic wand, but I was convinced!

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PDR seems to work only on the newer model vehicles with the thinner gauge sheet metal now commonly used. On older vehicles, the metal is too thick for the PDR rods to push the metal around to remove the dent, so we're pretty much stuck with the "old" ways of getting dents and dins out.
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