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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thin...

As in, "Man, the sheet metal in this things are really thin". I guess that the price you gotta pay for low weight and better MPG, but I have noticed an alarming trend in my '18 Terrain to take a dent even if you just use harsh language around it. I have more than a couple small dings in it where something solid (like.. a bee or a dead leaf) hit it and left a dimple.

But none of those compare to the dent my buddy inadvertently left in my hood. I had accidentally back the right rear tire into a ditch, and it wouldn't pull itself out (note: the cheap plastic on the bumper didn't even take a scratch, naturally). My buddy thought that putting weight on the left-front tire would help it get out of the ditch. Well... he wasn't wrong, but his attempt to add weight involved him climbing up and sitting on the hood, leaving a nice impression of one of his butt cheeks. I figure if I can get it really hot in the blazing sun, I can pull 99% of it back out with a suction cup. Now I just gotta wait on the rain to stop and the sun to come back out.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:59 AM
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holy !!!!!!!

paintless dent repair here we come !!!
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Ouch! That's a big cheek!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 11:22 PM
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Hi! This is GM! There’s nothing wrong with the metal “skin” on your vehicle. Please review your Owner’s Manual which clearly shows how to sit IN the vehicle, not ON it.

And, by the way, how “thin” is your buddy?

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I can attest that the paintless pull job are quite good these days as long as the paint has not cracked. Got the back passenger side door pushed in...Got it repaired almost flawlessly for $120...instead of a few thousand dollar job to repair/replace the door.
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I doubt if a suction cup will work for you. You will probably not have enough smooth surface to be able to draw a vacuum. But, PDR will be able to fix it, but you are probably talking $300. I would be a more than a little bit upset with my "ex-friend".

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Hi! This is GM! There’s nothing wrong with the metal “skin” on your vehicle. Please review your Owner’s Manual which clearly shows how to sit IN the vehicle, not ON it.

And, by the way, how “thin” is your buddy?

LOL!
HA! Good one! He's a good sized guy. Maybe 240 pounds. Not really fat, just solid. Lord knows, I wouldn't want to take a punch from the SOB. It'd be like getting kicked by a mule.

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I doubt if a suction cup will work for you. You will probably not have enough smooth surface to be able to draw a vacuum. But, PDR will be able to fix it, but you are probably talking $300. I would be a more than a little bit upset with my "ex-friend".
I feel sad for you that you would end a friendship over a dent that someone caused trying to help you out. Besides, its not like he was trying to damage my car. He felt terrible about it. I just laughed it off. Sh*t happens sometimes.

Tim
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I feel sad for you that you would end a friendship over a dent that someone caused trying to help you out. Besides, its not like he was trying to damage my car. He felt terrible about it. I just laughed it off. Sh*t happens sometimes.

Tim

You are right Tim. I thought about what I had said after I had posted it, and realized that i was wrong. Yep - sh*t happens. My bad.
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