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Hi

Returned to my caravan today to discover this damage. First time ive ever had damage to my van.

Can anyone tell me how this would be repaired.

Cheers

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Very sorry to see this. You don't say how or why or anything about the age of the van. Bizarre that the 2 plastic mouldings appear untouched.

It looks like an aluminium panel so I'd guess normal body shop panel repair process of linish, fill, sand and spray would be the way.

Others may know better.

GB.

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It is repairable, but would need considerable skill for it to be an invisible repair.

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Car Body shop could suck most out a full and paint . Looks a strange damage though ?   Looks like kicked to me as individual dents ?

 

 

 

Dave

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13 hours ago, CommanderDave said:

Car Body shop could suck most out a full and paint . Looks a strange damage though ?   Looks like kicked to me as individual dents ?

Dave

I agree with Dave as that looks like vandalism rather than accidental damage..

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I have similar marks on my caravan due to the rear of the caravan brushing against the conifers next where we keep it at home.

 

The branches are about the diameter of a pencil or less but still managed to make their mark.

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13 hours ago, CommanderDave said:

Car Body shop could suck most out a full and paint .

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The method of sucking or pushing deformed pressed steel bodywork that's used on cars cant be used on aluminium caravan panels because the caravan panel stretches into the dent.    The only method for repair is to replace or fill. 

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If I can repair this,  you can repair that! ;)  :D

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21 hours ago, Stripler said:

Can anyone tell me how this would be repaired.

The main problem as far as I can see will be the split at the bottom. I think, so long as there is no damage internally to the wall, that I would seal without disturbing the panel, and then surface fit a false vent cover immediately above the lower awning skirt rail. If you can find something the right size, with a bit of care, once painted to match it may even look original.

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Now that is CLEVER!

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On 02/03/2019 at 12:01, gravon42 said:

If I can repair this,  you can repair that! ;)  :D

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Ouch!! That looks painfull. Any pictures of it fixed mate

Thanks for all the input guys. Dont feel quite so peeved

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To me it looks like something has fallen against it, the aluminium is creased at the bottom and stretched and hence split at the top, it should fill, but the result will depend on the skill of the body shop.  

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Its been struck by another (blue) vehicle - you can see traces at the bottom and on the Truma cover. The vent solution is a good one. My old Father in law, builder and joiner, once told me if you cant remove something you don't want, turn into a feature instead - wise words

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1 hour ago, jetA1 said:

 

What a brilliant job, hats off to that man :)

 Thank you!    ;)

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Mm, think I'll try the vent solution first. I assume you can get different sizes

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On ‎04‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 16:31, gravon42 said:

 Thank you!    ;)

that's absolute genius , what a fantastic job you have made of that.

 

Well done mate :)

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