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The Hood, roof, passenger side, drivers side and just about every trim peice look like the ass cheek of a 600 pound woman.

I was at work and a huge hail storm came through. Ruined a lot of peoples houses, of course my house is fine, I wish I could say the same for my car.

I attached a pic of my coworker's house.
 

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"gail storm"? Sure it really wasn't a 600lb woman that wrecked your Nox? ;D Seriously though, that really sucks and I've been there before (live in Texas) but if it makes you feel better....a buddy of mine had his 08 Chevy Silverado take a beating on nearly every square inch of sheetmental back in the spring....but after he got it back from the repair place you honestly couldn't tell that anything had been done. Just make sure the shop that does the repair is competent (no fly by night repair tents in mall parking lots) and you'll be fine.
 

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I wish it was a human who did the damage so I could have someone to take my rage out on.

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Well I have a body shop guy who has done wonders for my family in the past, hopefully he pulls through.
 

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kind of like the owner of a new Acadia Denali in that neat white color- tricoat white diamond or something---
shed been posting on the progress of her order- the arrival- the break in procedure etc...

had her Acadia for about 3 days- when a hailstorm hit
the results were not nice.
The bodyshop she used- actually posts pics of the vehicle progress..
It wasnt nice to see the new Denali stripped- panels removed - sanded -etc... one of those things... :shrug:
 

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I have a question for the knowledge filled members.

Couple of guys around work are telling me, after the adjuster cuts the check, to wait until a HOT HOT day (above 100°F 37.7°C) simply place some ice (possibly dry ice) on the dents and most of the ones on the flat surfaces will pop right out.

Anyone ever try this?

Someone said this is how they do no touch dent repair.

News to me.
 

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Anyone have any experience using dry ice to remove hail dents? I asked some of my friends and someone mentioned it might crack the paint. any advice is appreciated.
 

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No touch repairs only work for light hail damage, and even then it might not get all of the dents popped out. Some shops use a combo of dry ice and suction cup pullers with good results, but the bottom line is that if you have heavy damage with hundreds of large and small dents, you're probably looking at complete replacement of some of the panels such as fenders/hoods. Living in Texas you become quite familiar with hail damage repairs..
 

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Yeah I see the adjuster today (finally) I'm hoping this works in my favor.

I guess I can try it and if they don't call for a replacement. try and reduce the end cost forwarded from the bodyshop.
 

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I have had excellent results with the paintless dent repairs in fact a lot of insurance companys use them. Some are better than others just like mechanics. Most car dealers use them to condition used cars along with the paint touch up guys that have airbrushes and computer matching equipment. I have watched them and they do not use dry ice or suction. They have special tools and rub the dents out from the outside to the center from the backside. Sorry to hear of your damage. Your insurance might be able to reccomend a good shop.
 

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Can someone tell me the part # for this body part? I had the car adjusted and I don't see this part called out. It has a ton of dents from hail on the corners.

So far the claim is $10,000. He said the body parts were so damaged they just needed to be replaced. :facepalm:
 

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Can someone tell me the part # for this body part? I had the car adjusted and I don't see this part called out. It has a ton of dents from hail on the corners.

So far the claim is $10,000. He said the body parts were so damaged they just needed to be replaced. :facepalm:
UNISIDE PANEL LEFT/RIGHT $556.00 EACH
 

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Thanks,

Where did you find it for that price? $614 @ part.com is the cheapest I have found so far.
 
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