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Old 10-15-2003, 03:05 PM
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Tree branch fell on my car.

I always try not to park under any sort of tree, more to prevent birds from crapping on my car then any other reason. Last night I parked in the only spot left on the street. Big wind storm today. Branch fell on my car and broke the windshield, side mirror, and left a few dents on the roof.

If I remove the liner I think I can get to some of the dents. How do I remove them? Hammer them out or fill them with Bondo?

Any point in trying to replace the glass myself or should I take it to a glass shop?

Sounds like insurance will not cover it.

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Old 10-15-2003, 04:25 PM
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I wouldnt fill them with bondo, cuz it will eventuall crack, Depending on how big the dents are i would use a stud welder then slide hammer them out, then use a light coat of filler to smooth out, prime, then block sand and then paint. its pretty complex job, i had fix a car awhile back that the guy warped his roof trying to weld, that was the process i used.
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If you have comprehensive insurance why would they not cover it?

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Don't have a clue what you are working on, but recommend having a glass company do the glass work. If you take out the headliner, you may be able to remove some of the damage on the roof, depending on how bad it is.
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