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Well as hard as I worked to keep the R in the garage when severe weather loomed I couldn't avoid the mother of all hail storms this year. I was hired to monitor the weather for a biker bar at the sturgis bike rally and wouldn't you know it while I was working the most incredible hail storm came through. I was lucky to be on the smaller size hailcore but will be replacing the entire drivers side and every top panal. No windows broken thank god.<p>I ran into 2 inch hail for 20 minutes. There were softball size hail stones reported less than 3 miles from where we were. LOTS of bikers were injured while riding cause this thing came out of no where. When I arrived at the site I work at most cars had no glass and extreme damage so I feel lucky looking back but I did have tears in my eyes whenever I heard a big stone hit the car.<p>The worst part about it is that I called the management 20 minutes before the storm hit and warned them about golfball size hail coming their way but they didn't warn anyone else.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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ya ill figure out how to get them off my phone.
 

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Just saw this post - that really sucks! I can't imagine she looks very good as a big red golf ball. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ya i was choked up when it was happening. The worst part was I knew that it was going to hit me but my job had to be done since an insurance policy paying off or not depended on me doing my job right. well find out tomorrow how much to fix her.
 

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that's depressing. We've had a lot of hail lately here in OK. It has been nerve racking the last few days as I was trying to sell a car and buy a car while dodging these storms.
 

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Re: thanks for the new paint job mother nature (stormchasin_racin)

Ok here are some images of the car. I still need to get the pics of the hail off my phone so that might be a little bit. Anyways......<br><A HREF="http://s487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/?action=view¤t=distribute548.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s487.photobucket.com/al...8.jpg</A><p><br>Take a look at the wopper that hit the hood line.<br><A HREF="http://s487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/?action=view¤t=distribute549.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s487.photobucket.com/al...9.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://s487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/?action=view¤t=distribute552.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s487.photobucket.com/al...2.jpg</A><p><br>If there wasn't a roof this one might have hurt me pretty bad<br><A HREF="http://s487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/?action=view¤t=distribute554.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://s487.photobucket.com/al...4.jpg</A><p>So far Ive seen dents on every panel except the passenger doors. Unfortunately the biggest dents are right on bodylines so PDR is out of the question.<br>Anyone want to take a guess at how long the parts will take to get in and the total amount of damage caused.
 

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Re: thanks for the new paint job mother nature (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">pictures no workie</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG SRC="http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/distribute548.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://s487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin" TARGET="_blank">http://s487.photobucket.com/al...racin</A>/<p><br>chasin, sorry to see it... I would be terrified
 

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That totally stinks! I don't even want to know the cost of replacing the top panels. Is the roof on the R replaceable? On the S40 it doesn't look like it is without undoing welds. Either way that is an expensive repair job. Glad to hear there wasn't any more damage than that though, I've seen some pretty nasty hail damage online.
 

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Oh noes!<p>... well, if you feel like taking upon a project, golf balls have those dimples in them for a reason - to reduce air turbulence around them... If you go about doing the rest of your car like that, you'll reduce your overall drag coefficient. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If you're going to be 'boring' and just paint it, I vote Saffron!<p><IMG SRC="http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm328/bkf_uk/3255761664_786bbe5800.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www1.garaget.org/archive/7/6333/63741/63741-837785.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>...or maybe:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.mmsean.com/volvo/photos/color/pink.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AthruC at 10:08 AM 8-12-2009</i>
 

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And the total comes to 6600 with the hood and decklid being replaced by used parts(not sure where the hell they plan on getting those at). PDR on passenger fender and quarter and conventional repair on everything else. Oh ya the roof is being replaced, roof has 20 hours of labor on it so yaa lots of cutting and welding going to be done there. Overall 46.4 hours of labor and 22.9 paint.<p>On the note of doing a new color, Im going to stick to the Passion red but I would like to do something a little unique with it. I like the black on red theme so maybe a two tone with the roof and decklid being black. I know the painter at the bodyshop I will be taking her to recommended the rear apron between my blacked out tails should also be black. I like that idea. Anyone else want to chip in on ideas that keep the classy lines of the car but hype it up a bit. NO PINK R BOO THE MAN THAT DID!!
 

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How about screw with everyone and paint everything black and paint just the mouldings red <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I've liked the black top/center of the hood, black roof, and black trunk idea - possibly leaving the side (lower) parts of the hood red?
 

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This is where I wished I had photoshop skills. But I always feel bad asking for others to do it for me. I do like that idea AthruC.
 

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Re: (stormchasin_racin)

Wow man that stinks. Sorry to hear that. Time to do some body modding - Evolve under insurance. For the biker bar not to tell anyone else just proves that some people are scumbags!
 

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Why would anyone replace the roof? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><B>BAD idea</B>.<br>You drop the headliner, do normal bodywork and paint on the roof.<br>Replace the hood and trunk and Dent Dr the rest.<br>This is the normal and proper way to do this.<p><B>You NEVER want to cut a roof off for any reason</B>
 

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There is one dent on the drivers side that overlaps the edge and there is no way the metal wont stretch on that one. so it WILL be replaced. This is quite normal on hail jobs with deep dents Ive seen a hundred of them done. I agree on the hood and deck lid but some of panels have dents on body lines that make them un-PDR-able.
 

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Ouch <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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here is the one dent that will cause the need to replace the roof.<p><A HREF="http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/stormchasin_racin/distribute554.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i487.photobucket.com/al...4.jpg</A>
 
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