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I can't speak for the US insurance companies, but if you only bought it two months ago you could easily verify what you actually paid for it - and from that it will depend on the wording of your policy.

But on a side note, there are specialist paint-less dent removal guys who would fix that easily.
We had a big hail storm here in NZ some years ago, and the papers ran a story on two Aussie guys (Australia gets some big mother hail storms, like baseball sized sometimes) who just did that after a big storm.
Charged the insurance companies a couple of grand, instead of the many thousands a full panel and re-spray would have cost them, and because they do hundreds of cars a year they were really good at it (fast too).
 

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Andrew- so sorry this happened. Yeah- there are good PDR guys. They can work wonders, but not the trim. Hope you get it works out easily without too much pain. Keep us in the loop.
 

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Put you gonad(z) back in your pants, these are NOT easy at all to remove from roofs, plus ... his dents are quite deep to boot!
They need to get leverage like when doing doors they rest the tool on the window mechanism, something, but with a roof there is nothing to lean his tools on.
 

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PDR can remove most of that damage. No idea what it would cost, however.

On a separate note, where do you live that you have hail in the middle of July?
 

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Man what a bummer...


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PDR can remove most of that damage. No idea what it would cost, however.

On a separate note, where do you live that you have hail in the middle of July?
Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Scheduling an inspection for an insurance quote.

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PDR is very common in CO, we get a ton of hail. We've had numerous hailstorms just this month, the PDR guys are keeping busy for sure. Cars look good as new afterwards. A guy at work just had his 2-series BMW hit with similar dents, PDR quoted something like $3k to repair. The one in your roof moulding might be tricky though, not sure if they can repair those.
 

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That looks easily fixable by a good PDR shop. Well maybe not the drip molding, but that can be repaired to a degree.
 

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That looks easily fixable by a good PDR shop. Well maybe not the drip molding, but that can be repaired to a degree.
The pictures don't really do it justice because it was still wet when I took them.

State farm said if the repair cost is 75% the value of the car that it is considered a total loss.

Ill know whats gonna happen on August 6th when I take it in.

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Put you gonad(z) back in your pants, these are NOT easy at all to remove from roofs, plus ... his dents are quite deep to boot!
They need to get leverage like when doing doors they rest the tool on the window mechanism, something, but with a roof there is nothing to lean his tools on.
Those puppies are safely stowed I assure you, but the 'EASILY' part of my statement was around how much effort (not skill) they applied.
I stand by that statement having seen the footage of them doing it, although possibly because of their specialist skills and knowledge they didn't film them doing the roof, but they showed a walk around of the car afterwards and it looked mint.

I hear you on doors etc and leverage, but these guys obviously had their technique for the roof, and given it was a team maybe someone got above with a dolly of similar while the other worked inside.... ?
 

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My V70 was hit by hail 4 weeks after I bought it, had about 50 dents all over and a busted taillight. State farm cut me a check for $2800 and I found a local shop that did it for $1250 cash. They got the hail damage out 100%, car looks perfect.

Put you gonad(z) back in your pants, these are NOT easy at all to remove from roofs, plus ... his dents are quite deep to boot!
They need to get leverage like when doing doors they rest the tool on the window mechanism, something, but with a roof there is nothing to lean his tools on.
This is obsolete, modern dent pulling uses a bridge puller and glue on the paint. It's amazing, they don't even take apart the inside of the car anymore. Like this:

 

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PDR can do some crazy stuff. I bought a '91 M5 that had a big dent in the front corner of the fender above the headlight. Thought for sure we were going to have to pull the panel and hammer it out and bondo what we couldn't get. Decided to take it to a PDR guy just to see what he could do and in about an hour he had that thing 98% worked out. It wasn't perfect, but it was far better than it was. He even got some little dents in areas on the door and rear fenders I thought would be impossible.

PDR is definitely worth a try.
 

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So I counted over 100 dents but stopped after that. The pictures make it difficult to see but it's pretty bashed up everywhere. Here is a better roof shot.



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This is obsolete, modern dent pulling uses a bridge puller and glue on the paint. It's amazing, they don't even take apart the inside of the car anymore. Like this:

Yeah I saw that a while ago and was fascinated, what counts in favour of hail dents is they don't have a crease edge like some larger door or fender dents, but 100 of them is still a days work at a guess.
 

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Awful. Makes me sick to my stomach, man. So sorry.
So I counted over 100 dents but stopped after that. The pictures make it difficult to see but it's pretty bashed up everywhere. Here is a better roof shot.
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So I counted over 100 dents but stopped after that. The pictures make it difficult to see but it's pretty bashed up everywhere. Here is a better roof shot.
Don't give up so easily man! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised (winking at you, Ian). In my neck of the woods the going rate for PDR is around $15-$25 a dent. 25x100=$2500, easily under your 75% threshold!
 

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My V70 was hit by hail 4 weeks after I bought it, had about 50 dents all over and a busted taillight. State farm cut me a check for $2800 and I found a local shop that did it for $1250 cash. They got the hail damage out 100%, car looks perfect.
I assume that was your Sonic VR at Swedefleet last March then. I remember the owner had a tale just like yours. Car looked awesome, no sign of hail damage for sure.
 

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Besides if you don't fix it, the golf ball dimples might decrease drag and give you a high speed advantage :D
 

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Hell of a laugh to have at someone else's expense, but I must say I did laugh at this. Hope andrew sees resolution.
Besides if you don't fix it, the golf ball dimples might decrease drag and give you a high speed advantage :D
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