How is Paintless Dent Removal done?
It is a very simple concept to understand but exponentially difficult to preform and even harder to master. We access the rear of the dent by taking apart various trims and panels. Once access is gained we choose from hundreds of combinations of tips, from sharp to blunt and many forms of leverage. Here the massage begins. We simply move the metal to pre accident condition. If we are unable to access the damaged area from the back, we use a "glue-pulling" method, where we temporarily bond specialized tabs to the vehicle's exterior and, through many precise pulls, remove the damage. This does sound easy but don’t try at home. This craft can take many years to master and should only be performed by a Paintless Dent Removal specialist.
How much does PDR cost?
Every dent and ding is different. We take into consideration the size, depth, location and type of metal. You will receive a detailed estimate before any service is performed.
Do you offer discounts for multiple dents?
Yes. If you have more than one minor dent on a panel, we can generally include those dents for very little extra, depending on the sizes and number of dents.
I think my dent will just "pop" out. Can I just push on the back or get a plunger and pull the dent out?
It is almost unheard of for a dent to "pop" completely out. In fact pushing on or pulling on a dent incorrectly can actually make the dent nearly impossible for a technician to repair. There is a proper technique to PDR and doing things in the incorrect order can make a good repair impossible. Please leave the dent "popping" to us.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
On minor dents and dings, in most cases, yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, most people are amazed at the results, once we are finished. We always explain in detail how your dent will likely look before any work is started.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by Paintless Dent Repair are depth and location. Some small dents, that are very deep in depth and where the metal has been stretch, may not be able to be repair. However, often larger dent, that are not very deep, may be repairable. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations (new developments in tools are helping technicians produce better results in these difficult areas).
Will my dents come back?
No. When repairs are performed conventionally (body and paint shops**), the damaged area is ground down to bare metal, then filled with a filler (such as Bondo), then sanded, and finally repainted. The filler and paint tend to dry at different rates which can cause the damaged area to be visible in certain lighting. This is not the case when choosing the Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) method. Once the dent has been removed properly using PDR, the dent will not come back.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Paintless Dent Repair is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged by this process. After a vehicle has been exposed to the elements, matching factory paint can be almost impossible. This is one of the biggest benefis in choosing Paintless Dent Repair.
Do I need a rental?
Not for minor damage. Typical repairs are done the same day. With large jobs like hail, we will set this up with your insurance provider.
Can Paintless Dent Repair help me with my Lease Return?
Yes. If your lease is up soon, give us a call. We can remove those dents for a lot less than you will be charged for “excessive wear and tear on your vehicle’s exterior.”
Can Paintless Dent Repair help me sell my car?
Most people judge a car by its appearance. If it looks good, they assume it has been well taken care of. Ever hear the saying “Image is everything”? Car dealers and wholesalers know this. They also know what they spend on Paintless Dent Repair will increase the price of the car, and will help them sell the car more quickly. If you’re selling your car, Paintless Dent Repair is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.
** We believe that body and paint shops are essential to the auto industry. The service they offer is important to our communities and we stand with them. Many body shops employ the services of PDR technicians in order to offer their customers an opportunity for repairing damage without painting. We in no way intend to diminish their value.