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Old 06-07-2018, 03:39 PM
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Default best way to fix this dumb mistake?

While working on the flap positioner, running the flaps up, the plug on an extension cord wedged between the flap and upper skin resulting in these dents. Don't really have a way to get inside the flap to push it out, so was wondering if anyone had some repair suggestions?

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Old 06-07-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default Not visable with the flaps up-----------??

Dont park with the flaps down.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:41 PM
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Give one of those paintless dent repair tools a try.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:12 PM
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Bondo surface filler.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:20 PM
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Default Another recommendation for Paintless dent remover

Amazon search for PDR paintless dent repair tool. I used one on my truck hood and I also pulled some dents out of an insulated steel garage door with one.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:02 PM
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Better yet, call an experienced paintless dent repair guy. These guys are experts and can get the ding out in few minutes and will look like new.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:45 PM
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thanks for all the advice...PDR it is
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:28 AM
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While you have it apart, you might want to have a close up look with a magnifier at the flap control arm / torque tube weld joints. I mean a really close up look.

Also the same close up look where the actuator arm joins the torque tube.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:44 AM
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PDR on curves....hmmm maybe. Maybe not. Give it a try.

I've got a few dings that rub me raw, but in the end, somethings are better left alone and just suck it up.

Wont affect anything but your pride, and sometimes the less of that the better.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:10 AM
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Used PDR on the leading edge of a 12 back a few years ago. Mower hit it while in the wing rack. Worked great - couldn't tell it after painting, and almost no filler. Will admit this guy was a "storm chaser" for the airlines, following hail storms. Did nothing but aircraft, and he was out of Louisville. No contact info or I would pass it on. Very reasonable.

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