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Air vacuum slide hammer/dent puller

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by 17inferno, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    17inferno

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    When I slid off the road in the last snow storm, I didnt notice damage because it was all covered in mud and snow. As it turns out, I dented the rear passenger door. I got most of it out gently without any marks...basically down to a dull roar...:) I didnt have much access from the inside w/ the door panel off...so...

    Anyone ehave any success with something like this? I seems to be a good option. Not necessarily this brand, but you get the idea. Thanks!

    https://www.amazon.com/Vacuum-Pneum...6036&sr=1-2&keywords=air+suction+slide+hammer
     
  2. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    I also dented my passenger door...
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    Before the sliders were installed. I bought and tried a puller that uses hot glue anchors. It doesn’t work. Would you post pictures of your dent; location and results? I’m willing to buy the device you have and try again. I hate the dent!
     
  3. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    I should have, but didn't, get a before picture of the dent before I got most of it out. The dent you have is WAY worse than what I had/have! I'll go get a pic.
    A side not. I'm not sure if you took your door panel off, but because yours is so low, you have nearly no good position to get that down to a dull roar:/
     
  4. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Yeah I pulled the panel first thing but there’s absolutely zero access from inside.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    I did get a lot of it out as I mentioned. But hopefully that looks like that air slide hammer might be a decent option.

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  6. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    I may not have been clear but I do NOT have that tool. If no one had experience with it, after some research I'm happy to be the guinea pig. I have no problem adding good quality tools to my shop. :) I'm just not really a body man.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    Thanks for the pictures, I’m in the process of selling, moving, buying and building.
    I probably won’t have a shop for a year and probably won’t lay eyes on my tool chests for months (buried deep in the storage unit).
    If you haven’t bought and tried this puller by then, I will!
    Let us know what it does for you.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    paintless dent repair would get that out. I had two removed from my camry years ago and never had any problems since. Do you have a shop that does that type of work near you?
     
  9. Apr 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    Couple hours away. Any idea on the cost of something like that?
     
  10. Apr 20, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    Here, they price it by the dent or by the panel when there are a lot of dents in the panel such as from a hail storm. I think for mine, which were in the rear quarter panel, it was 75.00 to fix. You could probably call your place and send them a pic and they could give you a rough estimate.

    I also had a GTO which was my son's car and he dented the top of the door. They used a dent puller much like the one you are talking about. It worked by glueing a suction cup to the dent and then pulled the dent slowly. It was cool to watch them do it and you couldn't tell the dent was ever there.
     
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Sorry for your dents guys. I hope I never have to search for this tool :transformer:
     
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