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Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by xHeart » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:27 am

What to look for when insurance covers the hail damage? What DIY tools are available to DIY?
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Re: Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by xHeart » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:54 pm

There are many, here is a sample:
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Re: Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:41 am

My neighbor who grew up in a body shop would go at it from the back side. Just keep in mind the key is to nudge it a little at a time. Never try to do it fast in one or two pushes. You do not pop dents out. You nudge the metal back to where it should be.

There are no short cuts. No magic spells. Just a lot of elbow grease, persistence, patience, and attention to detail. That is why body work guys get the big bucks.

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Re: Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by xHeart » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:09 am

This DIY feels overwhelming over a finished surface. It appears, there are fewer at MVS with hail damage/repair know how.
I may check-in with a local body shop for their assessment and cost to restore it.
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Re: Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:39 am

xHeart wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:09 am
This DIY feels overwhelming over a finished surface. It appears, there are fewer at MVS with hail damage/repair know how.
People can give you guidance but none can tell you how to do bodywork. It is an art form not a science.
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Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: Hail Damage - DIY or body shop

Post by volvolugnut » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:38 am

I received some hail last night and now have some new dents in my 2001 V70. I am not likely to take any action. It already had faded trim and peeling clear coat.
Smaller dents have been known to pop out after hot sun exposure.
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