Any suggestions repairing this hail damage?

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:47 am
Just bought a truck with hail damage. Only damage I am repairing is the roof and I will be replacing the hood. Rest of the body isn’t bad. The roof has a mixture of dents. Does t have to be perfect since it’s the roof it won’t really be visible but the edges have a few area with the paint missing. My plan is to glue pull and maybe buy a stud welder for the edges that have thicker metal. Any idea what filler I should use? I am gonna have macco prime and paint roof and hood. Wanna keep as much of the original body paint as I can. Would the dents be too deep for 3m glaze?

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:15 pm
PDR - Paintless Dent Repair.

Talk to a local technician or two. You might be surprised at how economical it can be.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Pdr around here is about 100 an hour. Way too many dents on the roof and there are a few areas with missing paint so it will need to be painted anyways

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Since it's a truck, maybe you can remove the headliner fairly easily?
Then you could do simple hammer and dolly work by reaching around
the door openings.

I wouldn't use glazing putty at least at first. Use a good quality body
filler such as Rage Gold or your choice. Remember the birds will see
your work...
"If you can't move it, paint it." - U.S. Army

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 pm
I'd fill what I could see with a good filler then cover the entire area with
a good polyester primer, it'll take care of the small ones you miss.
You can shine a flashlight over the surface at night just skimming the surface and
it will show up the ones you don't see.
I mark them with a pencil and then sand each spot for a little filler.
JC

(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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