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Old 09-25-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Hail Damage!!!!

so everybody i jus wanna say im new to the site and just became a proud owner of a 2005 pitch black ford focus zx4 5spd . i bought it for 4900$ from hitcars.net it has 19000 miles on it and it has hail damage (( Big Ass Ice Balls)) on the hood and trunk. it broke the rear window and cracked the windshield. I would really apreeciate some advice on how to get the dings and dents out to a minimun. seeing how im 17 and this kinda broke the bank.


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Old 09-25-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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you should be able to press out some of the dents in the hood and trunk, but other than that it sounds like you are going to make good friends with BONDO!!
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I have heard of people using dry ice and a rag to get some of the dings out as well....not sure how well it works, but this is how it goes.....

"Dry Ice will condense metal and thereby shrink small dents on your car. Place the Dry Ice on the inside of the dent if possible. Use heavy gloves and press flat sheet against dent. If it is not possible to get on the inside concave part of the dent, then using heavy gloves hold the Dry Ice so a corner can fit into the bottom lowest part of the cratered dent. Hold the Dry Ice until the metal is frosted at least 2 inches beyond the dent. Let the metal warm up (in the sun is the best) and repeat the procedure. Sometimes the dent will pop out perfectly. More often it will not be possible to get a flat smooth finish, but the dent will be reduced noticeably. Creased metal will still show the crease line but the dent will be far less pronounced. I have not seen any paint damage, but I'm sure if the paint is not strongly adhered, it could peel away."


I have read a little on it and there are mixed reviews. Some say it works, others say myth. Seems like a cheap thing to try though...maybe it will work on the smaller dings

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TRY PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR

There are guys around who do "paintless dent repair". If they are able to get access, a lot of the smaller dents can be worked out. If you can't find a listing in your lellow pages, check with a good body shop. It will cost you a bit, but nowhere hear as much as normal body repair - because no painting is involved. .....The "but" is that not all dents can be removed this way. They'll have to see your car to tell for sure.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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Lol bondo. Well ty for the tips guys ima check it out, i'll let u no what happens

ty again



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