When properly implemented, paintless dent repair can ensure a dent completely disappears. Experts say that at least 80 to 90% of dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair (PDR) techniques.
Specialized Dent Repair Techniques
The most common techniques for paintless dent repair include using different sized metal rods, specialized lighting and other tools to access the underside of the panel to massage out the dents. The process is methodical but quick, though repair times can vary depending on the size, depth and locations of the dent. The process usually will an hour or so for a dent that is quarter-sized. For large dent repair services, such as hail damage, or tree damage, one to three days is the standard time frame. However, most repairs can be made the same day, restoring vehicles to their pre-damaged condition, without affecting the original finish.
Quick and Easy Repairs
Trained and certified dent repair technicians can perform high-quality dent repair with the latest techniques and tools involved in the paintless dent removal process. Should your vehicle qualify for PDR (meaning you don’t have any paint damage present), you’ll discover how fast and easy the process is. These experts can repair your vehicle while you take care of other concerns throughout your day. Your vehicle will be roadworthy quickly, saving you time, as well as money. Paintless dent repair options are more cost-effective than standard body shop dent repairs. Paintless repair also helps ensure your car will have a smooth appearance after fixing the damage, which in turn will help with the resale value in the future. On top of the other obvious benefits to paintless dent removal, many PDR technicians will even help you file an insurance claim.
The PDR Process
The first action that PDR technicians will take in the PDR process is to take a look at the damage. They will examine the severity of the dent, its size and location. This assessment determines if the dent can be removed with the PDR process; if so, they’ll provide you with an estimate before conducting repairs. Technicians will then gain access to the backside of the dent, by the careful removal of body panels, or other areas of the vehicle where the dent is located. Once dent access is gained, techs will use a light board to provide a better view of the damaged area. This board displays the shadow of the dent, thus pinpointing exactly where to place special tools on the backside of the dent to gently work out the dent to bring the car to its original state. The entire process can be completed the same day, even for large dent repair.
Difference Between Paintless Dent Repair and Standard Dent Repair
Standard dent repair fills in damaged areas with filler, which is then painted to match the rest of the vehicle. It’s a time-consuming and expensive process that doesn’t repair the dent itself, but simply covers up the damage. Standard dent repair can also severely decrease the resale price of your vehicle. Paintless dent repair is a minimally invasive process that requires no filler or alteration of the vehicle in any way. This dent removal process is not only effective but inexpensive with long-term benefits to help save money in the future. Standard or conventional dent repair means you’re paying more for labor, time and materials. Grinding off paint, applying fillers then adding more paint on top is harmful to the environment, where PDR methods just involve reusable tools.
Paintless dent removal is a fast, cost-effective and environmentally friendly repair method that will help you get the most out of your vehicle. Should you require large dent repair, turn to professionals like our team at Dent Shop California who can provide paintless dent repair with precision and ease. To get started, you can text us photos of your damage or contact us today.