Paintless Dent Repair – What Is It
Paintless dent repair, when possible, is a great option in many different ways.
Car owners benefit in a variety of ways when paintless dent repair is used. It is a method by which door dings and small dents are pushed back into their original shape. No traditional repair methods using body filler and repainting are required. Below is a list of attributes paintless dent repair has –
It’s fast – paintless dent repair usually can be completed on the same day. Often within an hour.
Protects Original Finish – if the integrity of the finish is not harmed (such as the paint being cracked), paintless dent repair can restore the original shape of your car without altering the finish.
Works Great On Common Problems – paintless dent repair can correct many common problems such as door dings, hail damage and dents up to the size of about a football.
Saves Money – paintless dent repair costs much less than traditional Auto Body repairs. Many common repairs can be made for as little as one hundred dollars.
Insurance Premiums Unaffected – because paintless dent repair costs are often within insurance deductibles (unless there are
multiple dents such as hail damage), insurance companies are not involved and are usually unaware of the repair.
Field of Repair Is Small – because paintless dent repair only deals with the area affected by the dent itself, the repair is localized. Traditional repairs involve preparing for repair (sanding, etc), adding body filler and priming-painting require much a larger area of repair. Depending on the location of the repair, entire panels could require painting, and blending of the paint could involve as many as three body panels. When that occurs, repair costs sky rocket.
When Paintless Dent Repair Cannot Be Used
Paintless dent repair cannot be used in every situation. The most common situation when it cannot be used is when the metal is actually stretched. A good example is a dent, or more accurate, a depression from a BB where you can see the outline of the BB pushing into the metal of the panel. Once the metal is stretched, paintless dent
repair cannot be used. The metal cannot be pushed into its original form. A traditional repair requiring a much larger field of repair, body filler and painting will be required for a repair like this.
AutoColor of Middleton – Madison WI prides itself on providing great service to vehicle owners. Paintless dent repair is a great
example of our slogan, “Small Damage – Small Repair – Small Price”. To learn more, call 608-831-9554 or email us a picture of your dent so we can give you an idea of what a repair might cost.