Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
User Panel

Posted: 10/1/2005 7:46:30 AM EDT
Guys,

I have 2004 F250 4x4 that looks brand new except for a recent addition of a very small dent in the middle of the tailgate.  Darned if I know how the damn thing got there - I have a 4" kit on the truck so it's up pretty high.  The dent did not scratch the paint at all.  It looks like someone took their knuckle and gace the tailgate a good wack.

I've heard of a few "paintless dent removal" techniques but I wanted to see which ones are BS and which are legitimate.

Any personal experiences?

CMOS




<­BR>
Oh - here's a pic of the truck in question.     (ETA - my Truck Web Page




Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:49:40 AM EDT
[#1]
I just got moist.  And I'm a Chevy guy.  Nice truck!

No solution to the dent problem, just wanted to say nice truck.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:49:42 AM EDT
[#2]
Not sure how to get the dent out, but nice truck. Is that a carbon fiber front bumper?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:55:13 AM EDT
[#3]
Leave the ding...it's a truck...if you use it you will get more, so you might as well get the first out of the way...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:56:04 AM EDT
[#4]

Quoted:
Not sure how to get the dent out, but nice truck. Is that a carbon fiber front bumper?



That's what I thought at first glance but under closer inspection it looks like diamond plate.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:56:43 AM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
Not sure how to get the dent out, but nice truck. Is that a carbon fiber front bumper?



diamondplate...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:00:35 AM EDT
[#6]
yup, i realized that after i posted.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:05:35 AM EDT
[#7]
Geez guys -  6 f**king responses and not a damn word about how to remove my dent.  



CMOS
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:08:42 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
Geez guys -  6 f**king responses and not a damn word about how to remove my dent.  



CMOS



I have heard that dry ice works well. Never tried it though.....
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:11:57 AM EDT
[#9]
If it's not creased try a toilet plunger... that's what they'll do at the body shop right before they charge you $500
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:16:57 AM EDT
[#10]
Got my first door ding myself the other week

I use my truck but I prefer to have it covered in mud, not dinged because some inconsiderate jerk wasn't paying attention.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:24:03 AM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:26:18 AM EDT
[#12]
Paintless dent removal.  Will cost you about $50.  They use some special tools to push out the dent.  I had a door ding in my BMW and the dude was an artist.  Took his time and pushed it out.  You cant see any blemishes.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:28:40 AM EDT
[#13]
On a hot day, put a small piece of dry ice in the middle of the ding.  The hotter the day the better.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:33:52 AM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:
Guys,

I have 94 F250 4x4 that looks brand new except for a recent addition of a very small dent in the middle of the tailgate.  Darned if I know how the damn thing got there - I have a 4" kit on the truck so it's up pretty high.  The dent did not scratch the paint at all.  It looks like someone took their knuckle and gace the tailgate a good wack.



Nice looking truck-though it looks like an 04 rather than a 94

If you don't want to fix it yourself Dent Wizard does good work (at least around here).

Otherwise, you can remove the inner panel of the tailgate and push the dent out from the inside. I don't suggest using a hammer against the sheetmetal, but a hammer againt a small block of wood will do it. The paintless dent guys will push it out with a small prybar-if you do the same just do a small amount at a time-otherwise you can break the paint.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:34:53 AM EDT
[#15]

Quoted:
"A very small dent"?!

It's a TRUCK!  What do you think is gonna happen if you ever take it "off road"?  



But it'll get DIRTY!!!!



heh
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:58:53 AM EDT
[#16]
Around here, there are these so called dent "removers" who specialize in "fixing" dents and dings on car doors. The way they do it is that they have these specialized tools ( basically looks like a thick hard wire which is long and angled at the end - somewhat like the letter L - with a rounded tip on the short end) which they use to slip it between the doors double wall and slowly push the dent out from inside. Note: They DO NOT try to tap it out! They apply pressure on the dent by slowly "rubbing" it out with the rounded end of their tool.

@#*$! I wish I could describe the process better! But I hope you get the general idea.

I do not know if this will work in your case because I do not know how the tailgate of your truck is constructed. ... or If there is an "opening" where you can get to the dent. Second, I do not know either if this is possible to do since I think the metals used in tailgates are thicker than normal car doors.

But FWIW, thats how they do it for small dents on car doors. Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:01:11 AM EDT
[#17]
second the paintless dent removal
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:16:04 AM EDT
[#18]
Look for a place called Dent Doctor or Ding Wizard.  They specialize in small dents for about $50 - $100.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:37:33 AM EDT
[#19]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:04:09 AM EDT
[#20]
Paintless dent removal is the way to go.  I had several taken out of both my truck and car.  The guy charged $40 per panel.  Good luck and nice truck (even if it is a Ford).
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:51:35 AM EDT
[#21]
Did I stutter?  Didnt I say paintless dent removal?  

ETA: dude are you sure its not just a manufacturing defect?  It is a ford you know.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:04:47 PM EDT
[#22]
Nobody's using the rounded end of their tool on my truck!!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:15:35 PM EDT
[#23]
Got Tannerite?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:26:43 PM EDT
[#24]
If you're in the Houston area:
http://www.e-mobileworks.com/homepage.html
I had the damage my wife did to my truck appraised at a body shop for $1500.
This dude took out 99.8% of it for about $100. He used to be a neighbor so I got a discount.
When I sold the truck to CarMax they didn't notice the damage.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:32:20 PM EDT
[#25]

Quoted:
If you're in the Houston area:
http://www.e-mobileworks.com/homepage.html
I had the damage my wife did to my truck appraised at a body shop for $1500.
This dude took out 99.8% of it for about $100. He used to be a neighbor so I got a discount.
When I sold the truck to CarMax they didn't notice the damage.




I like referrals.  Thanks.  I'll give this guy a call and talk with him.

Hey Gloftoe - Why do I want it fixed?  Becasue it's the first damn blemish on the truck and it's driving me crazy.  


CMOS
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:34:36 PM EDT
[#26]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:39:45 PM EDT
[#27]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:53:43 PM EDT
[#28]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:57:02 PM EDT
[#29]
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:35:01 PM EDT
[#30]

Quoted:
Did I stutter?  Didnt I say paintless dent removal?  

ETA: dude are you sure its not just a manufacturing defect?  It is a ford you know.



It is on the tailgate...probably happened when it was being pushed...
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:58:03 PM EDT
[#31]

Quoted:

Quoted:
Did I stutter?  Didnt I say paintless dent removal?  

ETA: dude are you sure its not just a manufacturing defect?  It is a ford you know.



It is on the tailgate...probably happened when it was being pushed...







CMOS
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:09:14 PM EDT
[#32]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
Did I stutter?  Didnt I say paintless dent removal?  

ETA: dude are you sure its not just a manufacturing defect?  It is a ford you know.



It is on the tailgate...probably happened when it was being pushed...







CMOS



Does it have the optional heated tailgate so your hands don't get cold in the winter?
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:24:04 PM EDT
[#33]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
Did I stutter?  Didnt I say paintless dent removal?  

ETA: dude are you sure its not just a manufacturing defect?  It is a ford you know.



It is on the tailgate...probably happened when it was being pushed...







CMOS



Does it have the optional heated tailgate so your hands don't get cold in the winter?




bahhaah!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:44:02 AM EDT
[#34]

Quoted:
If you're in the Houston area:
http://www.e-mobileworks.com/homepage.html
I had the damage my wife did to my truck appraised at a body shop for $1500.
This dude took out 99.8% of it for about $100. He used to be a neighbor so I got a discount.
When I sold the truck to CarMax they didn't notice the damage.




gforce,

I did call this guy and fixed it in 20 mimnutes.  It's like the dent was never there.  Thanks for the referral.

CMOS  
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:46:44 AM EDT
[#35]
What do you use your truck for?
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 6:02:13 AM EDT
[#36]

Quoted:
Geez guys -  6 f**king responses and not a damn word about how to remove my dent.  



CMOS



get an industrial suction cup, my body shop guy uses one for small "pop" type dents !!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 6:09:17 AM EDT
[#37]
Little dent HELL!
Looks like a good foot and a half is missing off the bed!

I found that the best way to get rid of a small dent is to cove it with a BIG dent.
Got my (then new) 1990 Ford STUCK between trees the first year I had it.After that,wasn't much afraid of the next one.Just replaced it this summer.'05 F250 PS CC,8'. All the dents are inside ,so far.Too damn long to get thru the woods,so I expect come deer season,it's gonna get ugly.Dave
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.


By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top