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Old 09-21-2020, 06:30 PM   #1
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I backed up my previously unblemished truck into some obviously stout shrubbery and did this to the tailgate. It draws my eye all the time now.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:33 PM   #3
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$700 ish................
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:35 PM   #4
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Won’t cost a dime until you replace it. But you know as soon as you replace it you will do something else. Just leave the character mark there
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:36 PM   #5
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Johnny, I don't need to replace the whole tailgate. Wow. My wife said $1K. I had no idea it would be this much.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #6
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$14 and maybe some tax with a small can of Bondo.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #7
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Looks centered . . Roll with it . .
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #8
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Wont cost a dime until you replace it. But you know as soon as you replace it you will do something else. Just leave the character mark there
At 700, I will leave it.

Glen, how was your property hunting?
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:39 PM   #9
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Johnny, I don't need to replace the whole tailgate. Wow. My wife said $1K. I had no idea it would be this much.
Tailgates run in the 4 digits now. That's why they are always getting stolen in the big cities.

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Old 09-21-2020, 06:40 PM   #10
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Wont cost a dime until you replace it. But you know as soon as you replace it you will do something else. Just leave the character mark there
This.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:42 PM   #11
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:51 PM   #12
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Took kid and Doug fishing. Headed down this weekend to look at a few lots. We ain’t in a hurry. Checks gotta clear the bank on this house I sold. Fingers crossed. Hope we find what we are looking for quickly. But it’s hard for me to go down and not fish. I’ll stop and fish in a ditch if I have 30 extra minutes
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:58 PM   #13
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$14 and maybe some tax with a small can of Bondo.
This is more like what I was thinking. And, painting the whole tailgate might cost?
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:07 PM   #14
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Without seeing the rest of at least the tail gate, it's hard to say. But being tail gate damage, you won't have to blend panels or body shops won't, or should not want to blend panels.

I would say that's about a four hour dent, from my estimating days. Then all of the R&Is, I would say you should be able to get it fixed, depending on what area you live. For about $600 to $700. Depending on if they paint one or both sides of the tail gate. If they paint both sides it might turn into a $900 job.

I can tell you from experience, labor rates vary quite a bit around the state. So depending on what area of the state you are in and specifically what area you take it to, as to what it will cost. The paint looks like a common two stage paint, so the paint should not be very high, but all paint now days will cost quite a bit. If that happens to be a three stage paint, you can add another $200 or so.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:12 PM   #15
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This is more like what I was thinking. And, painting the whole tailgate might cost?

Another $20 for rattle can primer and some paint.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:15 PM   #16
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We just had a spot fixed on a door that was caused by a decent sized rock. You could cover it with your thumb.....$800+! Can't just fix the spot and blend the paint anymore. Iza bit surprised..
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:15 PM   #17
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Oh yah, almost forgot, gotta get a few sheets of wet/dry sand-papper. And a 2x4 sand-n block, unless you got some kind of orbital sander or something. Orbitals have come down in price.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:21 PM   #18
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Another $20 for rattle can primer and some paint.
Okay, I've been known to be cheap. So, I bondo it, primer and get some touch up paint from GMC, correct?
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:22 PM   #19
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:24 PM   #20
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:26 PM   #21
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It's broke in now. You can use it like a truck.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:29 PM   #22
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:02 PM   #23
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Put a Trump sticker over it
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:17 PM   #24
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Wont cost a dime until you replace it. But you know as soon as you replace it you will do something else. Just leave the character mark there
that's what I am thinking. live with it and move on. Ain't affecting your functionality.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:20 PM   #25
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Paintless dent. Easy Peezy
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:22 PM   #26
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Put a Trump sticker over it
Good idea. I processed a car related to a homicide that had a decal over the boolit holes so it can be done.


On topic. OP I know a guy that does body work in spring if you need one.

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Old 09-21-2020, 08:23 PM   #27
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The repls have been funny. Just put a Trump sticker over it.Lol....

It's about the paint. It gets more and more complicated every 5 years. had a couple of doors painted on a 09 Lexus I bought here and it took the shop 2 attempts before they would show me the job.
Paint is geting freaky................
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:23 PM   #28
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For that price put gooseneck hitch in it and then the dents will be all over it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:32 PM   #29
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I am looking to get my 03 Tundra repainted. I sell auto parts and am friendly with the best shops around. My price for a Earl Shibes single stage job is $1500.00
To do a factory 3 stage paint job is an upper 5K job.

Paint is pricey these days...............
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:42 PM   #30
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I did kinda the same thing and it cost me my deductible.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:57 PM   #31
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I would have a custom sticker made that said "Don't blame me. I let my wife drive my truck". about 15$
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:59 PM   #32
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Were you wearing your seat belt when the collision occurred?
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:07 PM   #33
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There is a pdr guy here in Austin that got one out way worse on my truck for 200$
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:16 PM   #34
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Good idea. I processed a car related to a homicide that had a decal over the boolit holes so it can be done.


On topic. OP I know a guy that does body work in spring if you need one.

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Saw a pickup recently with bullet holes in the highway. At first I thought maybe they were the fake type. But after a second look you see that the bare metal had rusted where the paint was knocked off. There were four, maybe five holes in all on one side.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:09 PM   #35
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Were you wearing your seat belt when the collision occurred?
Now, that too funny, I don't care who you are.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:10 PM   #36
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Gonna look into this pdr stuff.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:19 PM   #37
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There is a pdr guy here in Austin that got one out way worse on my truck for 200$
Got a guy who did my truck too 300 in sugar land. Could not even tell it had been damaged.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:15 AM   #38
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If you take it to my friends at "Rusty Springs....House of pings" it will cost you One Thousaaaaaands dollars.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:32 AM   #39
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Gonna look into this pdr stuff.
If u are anywhere near Houston ive got a guy that does great work....you'd swear he was a magician 🎩.......message me if so, and ill send you his contact info
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:52 AM   #40
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That's just a beauty mark. Like said above, now it's broke in and ready to use.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:08 AM   #41
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Had Bunch of Hail damage done by a guy out of Alvin area...last year..sorry don't remember name...it was thru Gulf Coast Ford in Angleton it was over 100 dents and like 1200 bucks

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Old 09-22-2020, 07:08 AM   #42
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PDR will take care of that for way less than a regular body shop. We have had worse repaired than that and it looks good as new
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:13 AM   #43
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:45 AM   #44
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You need to take it to one of the carshops with the red and yellow painted tires out front. They will bondo and paint that for $200 easy.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:24 AM   #45
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Had Bunch of Hail damage done by a guy out of Alvin area...last year..sorry don't remember name...it was thru Gulf Coast Ford in Angleton it was over 100 dents and like 1200 bucks
I think I'll go by Gulf Coast and get the name. Thank you.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:49 AM   #46
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$19.95 https://harmoninie.com/products/car-...t&_ss=e&_v=1.0
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