Conventional dent repair and paintless dent repair are often times confused.
Most people just want their cars fixed and the dent repair completed. They would also like to have a high quality dent repair and spend as little money as possible.
Too many people who have had the option of using a paintless dent repair process, the concept of just “popping” out a dent is an easy one. However, for this option to be used, there are a couple of factors determining whether paintless dent repair is even an option.
First – the finish cannot be broken with a scratch, scrape or chip. If the finish is broken, while the dent can be removed, the broken finish will eventually allow rust.
Second – the metal cannot be stretched. If the metal is stretched, it will have more surface area than the dimensions of the dent itself. In other words, there will be too much surface area to fit into the original contours of the panel with the dent. If the metal is pulled out too far the panel would actually have a lump. Continue reading
Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, is an auto body industry recognized dent removal process. It involves the removal of hail dents and other types of damage on exterior surface panels without disturbing a vehicle’s finish.
How Paintless Dent Repair Works
In the majority of cases, the paintless dent repair procedure involves using specialized tools for applying pressure to the backsides of panels to remove surface indentations.
A second paintless dent repair technique involves bonding a “tab” or another device to the exterior of a panel. When the “tab” is affixed, the dent is then pulled out from the outside of the panel. Continue reading
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. Continue reading