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Is it aluminum? I thought it was made from a butter derivative
I swear, a hard rain dents my hood
I think you're right, either butter or margarine.

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Thinner metals are an issue with all cars nowadays...weight savings.
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I think you're right, either butter or margarine.
PARKAY!

But seriously, the dent guys that simply follow these hail storms around the country are complete artists and magicians. It will blow your mind when they are done. I watched them do my wife's Pathfinder that had $6k in damage just like yours from golf ball sized hail in 2010. Not one window cracked or broken, weird. They gut the vehicle on the inside to get to both sides and it is amazing to watch them perform their craft. They said their average repair from a major large hailstorm is about $4k per vehicle. They hate the gypsy life but simply cannot walk away from all the cash they are making. They give dealer 15% and dealer gets all actual paint/body/window repairs.

It does suck but nobody will be able to see any remnants of the hail damage if you have a good team doing yours.

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PARKAY!

But seriously, the dent guys that simply follow these hail storms around the country are complete artists and magicians. It will blow your mind when they are done. I watched them do my wife's Pathfinder that had $6k in damage just like yours from golf ball sized hail in 2010. Not one window cracked or broken, weird. They gut the vehicle on the inside to get to both sides and it is amazing to watch them perform their craft. They said their average repair from a major large hailstorm is about $4k per vehicle. They hate the gypsy life but simply cannot walk away from all the cash they are making. They give dealer 15% and dealer gets all actual paint/body/window repairs.

It does suck but nobody will be able to see any remnants of the hail damage if you have a good team doing yours.

Good luck!
The insurance adjuster pretty much relayed the same information to me.

I'm told the aluminum hoods are not repairable by these "storm chasers".
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The insurance adjuster pretty much relayed the same information to me.

I'm told the aluminum hoods are not repairable by these "storm chasers".
Ya, I can def see that an alum hood is too much like putty to smooth out. So that means a new hood and a non-factory paint/clearcoat to match the body, not ideal.
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The insurance adjuster pretty much relayed the same information to me.

I'm told the aluminum hoods are not repairable by these "storm chasers".
I can tell you for a fact thats not true...the aluminum hood on our 2011 Jeep and our Prius was repaired with PDR and was not replaced. it just takes a lot of skill.
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I can tell you for a fact thats not true...the aluminum hood on our 2011 Jeep and our Prius was repaired with PDR and was not replaced. it just takes a lot of skill.
That's good to know.

Apparently not that much skill in my neck of the woods.
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Too bad. I've seen worse though. Repairable.
Does there seem to be more large hail storms so far this season than in the recent past? City near here made NBC Evening News last week with grapefruit size hail. That's larger than Midwest hail!
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Too bad. I've seen worse though. Repairable.
Does there seem to be more large hail storms so far this season than in the recent past? City near here made NBC Evening News last week with grapefruit size hail. That's larger than Midwest hail!
We had 3 days in a row of tornadoes in the Denver area and all the hail that goes with it. I've seen 5-6 good hail storms (dime, nickle) size hail in the last 2 weeks. Many times so bad they have to use snow plows to clear the road.
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We had 3 days in a row of tornadoes in the Denver area and all the hail that goes with it. I've seen 5-6 good hail storms (dime, nickle) size hail in the last 2 weeks. Many times so bad they have to use snow plows to clear the road.
I saw that on the evening news.
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Re: Hail damage

For us it was just hail. Got an estimate today "only" about $3K in damage from a reputable PDR shop in town. Be careful about the chrome trim, the trim around the rear windows is a one piece deal, they need to replace the entire window to get new trim.
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For us it was just hail. Got an estimate today "only" about $3K in damage from a reputable PDR shop in town. Be careful about the chrome trim, the trim around the rear windows is a one piece deal, they need to replace the entire window to get new trim.
Thanks for the quote. What did your insurance adjuster offer you or did you get the repair quote first?

I'm trying to make sure I don't let this adjuster take me to school on the repair costs. I'm estimating I'm at $4-5k with the quarter panels, A pillars, and frame between the doors and roof being dented and I don't think they can PDR those areas.
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