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Old 03-24-2012, 02:13 PM
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Oh hail!

Had several inches, yes inches, of hail last night at my place. Closed the interstate, and they had to bring in snow plows to clear it! My GC is not garaged, there is one very small spot on the hood, barely noticable. I haven't looked at the roof yet. Can't have anything nice! First of many battle scars I'm sure, just makes me mad at only 2 months old. Sorry just had to vent.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: Oh hail!

Here's a pic from the interstate...

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Re: Oh hail!

we get hail like that here almost every spring.

hope all you find is that one scar/
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Re: Oh hail!

Man, I feel for you. Had a Benz totaled by hail years back. Ice belongs in drinks, not on cars!
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Paintless dent repair can fix it. They did my truck last spring, results were amazing!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:31 PM
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Re: Oh hail!

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Paintless dent repair can fix it. They did my truck last spring, results were amazing!!
Definitely.

We had a bad hail storm during the work day last year. Lots of people I work with had their cars damaged. They all took them to dentless repair places and you can't even tell. BTW, the local dentless places made a fortune from that storm. There were so many cars damaged in the area that they were backlogged for weeks trying to repair everybody's cars.

My '03 Liberty was unscathed.

But I doubt my WK2 would be the same way... I've noticed when washing the roof how the metal flexes under my hand. Definitely thinner sheet metal.
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Thanks for the encouragment guys! I've never used the paintless dent repair but have heard the results were very good. I've found a couple more spots on the hood, so I'll probably give them a call. When I was looking at the Jeep a salesman told me the hood was aluminum. Any truth to that? If so, that might explain why there's spots on the hood but nowhere else. Just curious.
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Re: Oh hail!

My truck hood is aluminum and was repaired without issue. They charge a little extra for aluminum but not much. The roof had 183 dents and the hood over 120 all were removed without a trace. My insurance covered the damage and it was over 4K.
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damn!
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Hwyhound...holy cow!
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Last spring in Gatlinburg TN. My bike and trailer were damaged also.

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Re: Oh hail!

Hail damage sucks. I have had 2 vehicles with over $8500 in hail damage, all while working at the weather service! One was an F150 Supercrew that was about 4 months old.

One piece of advice, get the hood and whatever panels you can replaced. The tricky part is the roof, on my Supercrew it was better to use dentless repair, because otherwise they had to cut and weld a piece in after taking the headliner down (that weakens the roof and was unacceptable to me). Needless to say after the truck was repaired, I sold it privately a couple months later.

Where I live hail is a given, we just had 4 tornadoes and quarter to tennis ball sized hail here and nearby.

I feel your pain but hang in there. Good luck.
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