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First time in over twenty years hail has damaged a car in my driveway! My '13 Suburban took a light hit, too.

Not terrible - estimate is only $815. But the frustration, work, and $500 out of my bank account.

Ah, well... into each life... , eh? :mellow:
 

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First time in over twenty years hail has damaged a car in my driveway! My '13 Suburban took a light hit, too.

Not terrible - estimate is only $815. But the frustration, work, and $500 out of my bank account.

Ah, well... into each life... , eh? :mellow:
Next time try this:


Paintless Dent Repair

You can take me out for dinner more often if you do!:th_SmlyROFL:
 

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The shop is actually doing it paintless. There are only half a dozen dents that are really noticeable (nickel-sized), but a "fine-toothed comb" reveals many little dents - part of quote is for labor to remove and reinstall underhood insulation, headliner to get to the back side of the metal.

I'd toyed with the idea of not even repairing, but it's got less than 600 miles on it. I reckon I owe it to the car to be finicky, for a little while at least!
 

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Mother nature at times isn't very kind. Close friend Cessna aircraft got caught in hail storm, he didn't have hull insurance because it costs almost as much as the coverage. Then all those aluminum panels are riveted on, but hearing someone else has it worse sure doesn't help you.

Our 04 Cavalier sure received a lot of dents, I tried this myself removing all of the inside panels, without access due to structural members was helpless. Took it to a paintless guy, he was also helpless. Would need a complete new paint job, more than what the car is worth, so had to learn to live with it.
 

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My trunk lid is dinged. Small enough that I don't really notice.
 

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Was driving GM vehicles for years with a vinyl top, hail was never a problem. Least with the roof. Getting too old to fool with water based paints, solvents was easy, color could be sanded flat, clear coat made it shine like new again.
 
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