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3:14 PM
Hi all!

I am feeling old today: I had to explain the intern what an "Fax" is (or was).
 
 
6 hours later…
8:48 PM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I will say, I took the car to a dent repair place and he was immediately able to say that the dents were way too big and the metal too stretched out for his shop and would require a body shop. He also saw a third one in the thin strip of curved metal between the doors and the roof rails that had caused paint damage.
So now I get to see if I can find a body shop that is willing to do hail damage repair. He also mentioned that a lot of the shops aren't taking hail damage right now, I guess due to staffing? So this sounds like it's going to be... a lot of work.
 
9:10 PM
@Catija - Dang ... yah, I know those TX storms can throw a beat down on a vehicle. I should add about the metal stretch you just mentioned here. That is really hard to tell for most people (even me). Sorry the heat soak did you no good. I'll assume it's because the dents are just way too big. Must have had some grapefruit sized hail hitting things. It's amazing you didn't get any busted windows in the process.
 
10:08 PM
@Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I will see if I can get images that make it visible - the car's white, so the dents seem to not really show up much. Maybe using a flashlight at night would help? It always amazes me to think about how great our eyes are compared to cameras!
 
@Catija - If you'd like to share images, that fine, but I wouldn't go out of your way. Yes, white doesn't show very well at all.
Not through a camera, anyway.
 
 
2 hours later…
11:42 PM
If you're trying to make a dent more visible, you might try adding some texture to a white car. Erasable marker drawn on with a ruler from the top might show the contour line.
Hail damage sucks. It's so demoralizing!
 

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