Motorhome Metal Roof damage

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  1. automedon

    automedon Read Only Funster

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    Hello to all you Experienced Funsters, especially those of you with knowledge/experience of filling in 3 dents on a motorhome roof.
    This is a Mercedes Sprinter LWB, high roof. On drivers side damage has been done to roof top resulting in the above mentioned dents, each approx. 2ins. deep x 7ins. in length.
    Would welcome any useful advice on how to fill these dents in (they have not caused any cracks in the metal so no leaks inside van) Cannot access them from inside the (to try and knock them up and out) van because of cladding, wall insulation and wall boards etc.
    Would paint over them and forget they are there except they collect a lot of water after rain which then barrels down the windscreen/side windows when braking.
    Look forward to hearing from anyone who has experience of this problem.
     
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    Depending on how bad they are you may get some out with a sucker type puller similar to what glass fitters use.
     
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    if it is a clean dent.....no edge creases.....then a decent sucker dent remover should pull the dents out as new.
    But at 2" deep and just 7" long i reckon thats got edge creases though.

    Problems are caused by metal deformation....ie: creases, no matter how small.

    Some minor 'clean' dents can be removed by a firm, flat handed blow around the dent on good metal.
     
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