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Old 05-30-2012, 05:06 AM
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The solution to thin sheetmetal?

Ummmm.....yeah. I acciDENTally put a large dent in Purplie Challenger's right quarterpanel (on the bodyline - of course!) with my bare hand (!), as I was pushing it around the garage last month. (Note to self: don't park in such a tight spot ever again!) Tonight I took it over to a PDR guy, Kim Palmer's, and had him do a paintless dent repair. Due to the thin-ness of the metal, he got about 90% of the dent out, but stopped short because his dent removal tools were actually starting to stretch the metal past the point of flush, leaving a slight ripple. Enough for me to obsess on!

He stated that in 20+ years of doing dent repairs, this was the thinnest metal he'd ever worked on. In fact, he pushed in with one finger on the metal between the rear wheel and the bumper, and we could both see it deflect considerably!!
Which got me to thinking about ways to strengthen the absolutely flimsy thin metal on these cars!
I'm wondering if spraying Rhino Bed Liner into the space between the inner and outer quarterpanels, specifically on the outer sheetmetal would work towards adding a bit of strength to this metal?
Has anybody tried this?
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Ummmm.....yeah. I acciDENTally put a large dent in Purplie Challenger's right quarterpanel (on the bodyline - of course!) with my bare hand (!), as I was pushing it around the garage last month. (Note to self: don't park in such a tight spot ever again!) Tonight I took it over to a PDR guy, Kim Palmer's, and had him do a paintless dent repair. Due to the thin-ness of the metal, he got about 90% of the dent out, but stopped short because his dent removal tools were actually starting to stretch the metal past the point of flush, leaving a slight ripple. Enough for me to obsess on!

He stated that in 20+ years of doing dent repairs, this was the thinnest metal he'd ever worked on. In fact, he pushed in with one finger on the metal between the rear wheel and the bumper, and we could both see it deflect considerably!!
Which got me to thinking about ways to strengthen the absolutely flimsy thin metal on these cars!
I'm wondering if spraying Rhino Bed Liner into the space between the inner and outer quarterpanels, specifically on the outer sheetmetal would work towards adding a bit of strength to this metal?
Has anybody tried this?
That's always tough to hear, I've been lucky so far. I've noticed how thin it is when I wash my car, if I barely lean on it while getting the lower portions.

Interesting about using some bed liner. How much weight would you be adding? At least your car would be bomb proof then
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Suprised at how thin....

I recently had a branch that pushed up against my front fender, which should have scratched it, but dented it instead! I now have a 6" long crease in the fender, but no scratch, the paint is perfect.

The paint is stronger than the sheet metal.

I love my 2012 R/T but there is a serious lack of quality in the materials.
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I used dent wizard to remove dents such as that. I had some in the roof from a hail storm and two on the door. He took them all out by working the metal from the inside. Can't even tell it ever happen. He did great work, for cheap!


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Good info, thanks
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I had a cutlass that I restored as a resto-mod. I covered the entire underside and inside structure with Vortex brand bed liner. A friend of mine has a body shop and had the machine.

The catch is this, it only gets hard if it is exposed to the sun. Otherwise it stays flexable. Vortex is harder than Rhino and line-x. IMO it will not prevent dents but is a great noise and heat insolator.

A better idea might be to apply fiberglass matting and resin to the areas you want to stiffen. Word of caution however as a unibody car works as a whole so making one section stiffer could create other areas to encounter metal fatigue.
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