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.
Your Investment In Conventional Dent Repair
The reality is conventional dent repair methods require a great deal of skill and time to get the best result. Some of the most important steps include –
- Prepping the dented area where finish has been broken
- Filling in dent
- Matching the paint color
- Applying a smooth finish
- Having it dry perfectly
- The time frame can take days – not just hours or minutes
In comparison to paintless dent repair, a conventional repair can cost up to ten times as much. That spread can easily be the difference from $100 – $200 to as much as $1000 – $2000 for a dent repair. This is why the damage to the paint and impact to the metal are huge factors in the cost of a dent repair. There is no question the paintless dent repair is far more affordable.
Avoiding Conventional Dent Repair Expense
Paintless Dent Repair works very well when the conditions allow it to be used. Most importantly, it maintains the vehicle’s original finish. The process requires a technician to:
- Remove surrounding panels allowing access to the back of a dent
- Use specialized tools to sculpt metal into its original form from behind
Unlike conventional dent repair, there is no damage to the paint finish. Because there is no sanding, use of body filler and repainting, the factory finish stays intact with paintless dent repair. It requires no re-painting so the process is environmentally safe as well.
For more details about best right dent repair option for your car, visit either of our two Madison WI area locations – our Middleton location on Parmenter Street and our new location on the southwest corner of Stoughton Road and Buckeye Road (formerly Dent Doctor).
These convenient locations provide ease of access for surrounding cities including Verona, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Sauk City, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie and Deforest and all of Dane County. We provide the highest quality alloy wheel refurbishment services.
Call or email Auto Color at 608-831-9554 for best body shop value and affordable dent repair in Madison WI.