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Offline 84GMCSierra

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dent repair
« on: February 11, 2023, 07:57:40 AM »
I have a large dent in the left side of my truck, next to the gas tank that I want to get out, but can't get to it from the back side. I tried one of those suction cup dent puller that won't stay on to pull it out. I know I could go to a body shop, but I can't afford that. Any other ideas you all have used?

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Re: dent repair
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2023, 10:10:32 AM »
Use a PDR bladder, or lift the bed and work it out from the backside. Still may be easier to have PDR guy tackle it for you.
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Offline Mr Diesel

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Re: dent repair
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2023, 01:00:49 PM »
I would leave it. Matches the dent in the front fender.
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Re: dent repair
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2023, 10:36:54 PM »
I have had "ok" luck with a PDR kit from Amazon that uses hot glue from an electric glue gun and a slide hammer with the pull tabs. Old squares actually have some steel there but take your time and keep at it. Every time you pull it off it moves a little, you may need to glue it 20 times and spend an hour to get it out.
This with an air shim from Home Depot used for shimming doors and windows should get it done.
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Offline 84GMCSierra

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Re: dent repair
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2023, 06:00:41 AM »
I have had "ok" luck with a PDR kit from Amazon that uses hot glue from an electric glue gun and a slide hammer with the pull tabs. Old squares actually have some steel there but take your time and keep at it. Every time you pull it off it moves a little, you may need to glue it 20 times and spend an hour to get it out.
This with an air shim from Home Depot used for shimming doors and windows should get it done.
That fender isn't on the truck anymore. I sold it after replacing it with a Blazer fender. This picture is the day I bought the truck in Phoenix, November 2013