So my hood was damaged. Fix?

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    Walked out to the garage where I park my Jeep while I'm at work. Noticed that somehow, my hood was damaged. There are two medium sized dents in the hood.

    They are a little hard to see in the picture.

    I have no idea how this could have happened. But, I am looking for recommendations on how to fix it. Thoughts? Thanks so much!

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    Looks like it came from an impact.

    My first guess would be to try a paintless dent repair place.
     
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    A PDR guy should easily be able to fix that for you. I’ve used them in the past they do great work. Comes out looking as good as new. Prices vary but probably around $150.
     
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    Bastards. Do they have cameras in that garage?
     
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    Looks like someone got a little too emotional on the Moab..
    Dashcam with parking mode would have helped in this case..

    This is why I have 3 cameras in the Jeep, locking gas caps, AND a hood lock soon, I get a lot of spiteful stares from neighbors when you driving around a Punk'n Jeep.. as they poke out of their beat up Corollas.
     
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    Sorry to hear but I think pdr would work as well since no crease in dent.

    This happened to the hood on one of mine at work as well. I can't even imagine how that could happen. I only drive a 200k+ milage beater to work these days.
     
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    Yes, You got it.
    I only run with Sunrider for hardtop , so I don't have to worry about going completely topless, but shouldn't have any issue with going doorless though.
     
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    Agreed that it must have been an impact. One of the weird things is that the dent lines up almost perfectly with the solenoid installed near my battery. There is no evidence that the inner liner touched anything after the impact (no marks on it).

    My dad used to have a dent puller, but I'm thinking I'd try a professional for this. Thanks for pointing out there are professionals!
     
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    You know, I thought they did. But I looked around and I don't see any. I am still going to ask facilities tomorrow and see.
     
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    Agree with others.. those PDR guys can take care of that like it never happened. Sorry to hear about this. If you ever find out how it happened please do let us know. Hope it all works out in the end.
     
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    A dent puller and PDR tools are totally different. The PDR guy will setup a reflection board and work the dent from behind with various push tools. He may use a glue puller if there is no access to the rear of the panel, but it's a last resort.
     
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    Isnt the hood aluminum? If so, i dont think a PDR will work. It doesnt have the memory that steel has. That will take some pulling and body work i think
     
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    You are correct that the hood is aluminum and aluminum doesn't have memory like steel. However, you can still use PDR. It just takes more time as the aluminum doesn't remember the shape it had. You have to push a bit harder and the aluminum doesn't stay quite where you pushed it.
     
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    Thats along with what i was thinking. Ive had pdr done on my vehicles. Really neat how they can just tap it and it pops back.

    I watched some show on tv where they showed the difference in body work on aluminum vs steel. An F150 had a minor dent in the bed and they were “hammering” it back and then it basically looked crumpled reynolds wrap. They said they would have to use bondo(?) to smooth it out. A lot more work to repair.

    For the hood, i would think they could mostly pop it back but if you want it to look good, it will require some body work and repaint of the hood.
     
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    Screwing with someones parked vehicle is disgustingly petty. Hopefully, it can be squared away and looking like new again. I'd also highly suggest a quality dash cam. Not to be an alarmist, but ive seen and heard of repeat damage after the first was repaired.
     
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