A cutting-edge technique, paintless dent repair (PDR) is a cost-effective and efficient way to handle auto body repairs in Madison WI. The process works equally well when applied to both steel and aluminum panels. Efficient treatment for a variety of dings and dents, it is especially appropriate for hail damage repair.
Whether on minor dings, creases, body line damage or even large dents, this technique is a permanent solution. Dents do not “pop out” again later. A damaged panel repaired this way retains the same strength it had before the dent.
Unfortunately not all dents are candidates for the PDR repair process. It is off the table if the paint inside the dent area is broken or scratched or if the dent is considered “too deep.”
How Paintless Dent Repair Works
The most critical step in the process is reviewing the damage. Location makes a difference as does the size of the dent. Not all dents respond to the process, but 80% to 90% are candidates. To complete a
paintless procedure, technicians must gain access to the back side of the dent. Finding the center of the dent allows for accurate placement of specialized tools to massage the dent back into shape.
The key to completing the process is a light, either fluorescent or LED allowing technicians to visualize the deformed area. The light precisely outlines the dent so specialized tools fit into exactly the right place. The dent returns to its shape to the finest detail.
Traditional dent repairs require body fill materials and skilled work to match new paint to the vehicle’s exterior. It is a lengthy process and doesn’t really fix the dent – it covers it. If the finish is broken it is difficult to match existing paint. New paint must blend and it may require several layers applied to multiple panels to get the finish right. That adds both time and cost. A paintless fix, as the name suggests, doesn’t require matching the vehicle’s paint. There are no fillers and no sanding.
Benefits Of The Paintless Repair Process
The fact that a paintless solution maintains the integrity of your vehicle is the top reason to use it. However there are additional benefits, including:• Saves time – the paintless technique usually takes a fraction of the time to complete compared to conventional dent repair. Depending upon the size, location and number of dents the process takes a few hours compared to days or even weeks.
- Cost-effective – because it takes less time, labor costs are considerably lower than conventional repairs. In addition, there are fewer materials involved – no fillers, primer or multiple coats of paint.
- Environmentally-friendly – since there’s no painting there’s no negative impact on the environment – no noxious chemicals from body filler, paint thinner or paint.
- Multiple applications – paintless repairs are not just for tiny dents. Popular for hail damage repairs the technique works on multiple sized dents.
- Preserves vehicle value – compared to standard auto body repair methods using body filler and paint, this system helps maintain your vehicle’s value. The original factory finish is not altered and there is no concern for paint color mismatches.
Choose Dent Repair Professionals
When your vehicle needs attention, visit either AutoColor Madison area location for auto body shop services – West on Parmenter Road in Middleton and East on Stoughton Road. Our specialists are trained in the latest paintless dent repair techniques in the Madison WI area.