Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Branching out

While the Tundra is in the shop to have the bed cap painted, the owner is having us touch up a few places on the cab where a falling tree almost, but not quite, missed the truck. While the bulk of the tree missed the truck, a few of the limbs did not.

The first picture shows what we started with. Not much of a dent, but it doesn’t take much to really stick out like a sore thumb.

In the second photo we have filled the bent place with a bit of body filler and sanded it smooth. Body filler is designed to fill small dents like this and it does its job very well. Once the area is painted you will never know there had been a dent there and the repair will last the life of the truck.

The third and final photograph is of the truck in the paint booth and the repaired area has been sprayed with primer to seal and protect the repair.

We applied the primer right at the end of the day so we will have to let it dry overnight before we can sand and paint.

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