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Small dent repair on tailgate...

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by FunkinTundra, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Apr 22, 2015 at 7:03 AM
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    FunkinTundra

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    I back into my garage and it is a pretty tight fit...well I left one of my little storage doors open and backed into it :annoyed::censored: Do you guys think this might be an easy fix? I was thinking I could pull off the bed liner and the little panel to get the handle assembly and see if it can be pushed out?? Its about the size of a 50 cent piece just to the right of the handle...no paint damage. Its not too big but it bugs me. Maybe a small dent repair shop?? Any info you can share would be great:) Thanks is advance!
     
  2. Apr 22, 2015 at 7:38 AM
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    Probably can get a suction cup used for glass and pull it up if it's not that bad.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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    Here we go
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  4. Apr 22, 2015 at 1:39 PM
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    Glass suction cup may help a little. If not, you can try taking off the tail-gate liner and try pushing it out.
     
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  5. Apr 22, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I remember this fixed once with a hair dryer, towel, and some ice cubes once..
     
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  6. Apr 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM
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    Paintless dent repair shop should be able to fix that for around $100. Be careful if you try to push it out yourself - don't use any sharp tools. Rub it with a soft blunt tool like a rubber door stopper, smooth piece of wood etc.. If it was mine I would rather spend the $100 and have it done right. (you can probably tell I have tried it myself before and learned through my mistakes)
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2015 at 5:41 AM
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    X2. Via pure stupidity, I cocked-up the hood on my Jeep a few years back. Put two creases in it and one was about 4" long and 'L' shaped. Local paintless repair guy fixed me up in a mall parking lot while I sat inside the vehicle yakking on my cell. Took him a little over an hour and it was much worse than what you have.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2015 at 6:48 AM
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    Thanks guys!! I will make some calls today and get this fixed....its the only thing I look at right now...I've starting backing in at work just so I don't have to look at it. haha
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    One of the shops is called Dent Magic. Same type of stuff, works wonders! They actually use some small tools to "relieve" the metal on the outside and another tool to "massage it" from the inside. Check your area and find one that will give references and has some before and after stuff to show you. We have a great guy here in the Placerville area.....shop wanted almost a grand to fix a few small dents in my 1st gen....Matt fixed them up at my shop for $120.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2015 at 6:53 AM
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    Let us know how it turns out. I have small dents here and there, but once I think about them, then I would have to fix them, haha.
     
  11. May 5, 2015 at 7:37 AM
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    Well I ended up taking it to a place called "Dent Doctor"... they were able to get most of it out but they said the metal got stretched and would probably have to use more options to get it looking really good. So for 90$s I guess its ok... I will post a new pic up later. The day after I got it fixed someone decided to back into me and dented my chrome bumper up front just a bit. Guess its time to save for somethin new up front.
     
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  12. May 5, 2015 at 7:45 AM
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  13. May 6, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    Lets see the after pics.
     
  14. May 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    Before and after... The lighting in the after pic really hides the little left over dent well.. All in all it came out pretty good and they were able to remove a couple little dents right below the big one.
     
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  15. May 12, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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    Looks great! If the dent is hidden by the lighting, it's not something to worry about.
     
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  16. May 12, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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    Looks great to me.
     
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  17. May 12, 2015 at 1:01 PM
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    Looks good from where I'm sitting! I'd say they did a nice job for $90.
     
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  18. May 12, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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    Looks like a great job. Looks like it should have cost more than a 90'er.
     
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