Conventional Dent Repair
For many years, conventional repair was the chosen method for repairing even small and soft dents. What is a conventional repair? A conventional repair (on a smaller dent) is a repair performed at an auto body repair facility where the technician grinds the paint off in the damaged area to either weld a "stud" (small metal pin for pulling) or a weld tip slide hammer to the panel for pulling out the damage. Once the majority of the metal is brought back up, multiple coats of body filler will be applied and sanded smooth to remove any remaining imperfections. Next, the panel will be primed and painted. Adjacent panels may also require paint work for color blending. Removal of parts such as mirrors, door handles, moldings, and bumpers will also be required to properly refinish the vehicle and then reinstalled after the paint has cured.
Conventional repair methods are the best way to repair a vehicle that has extensive damage or panels with paint damage. However on smaller damage these methods are very intrusive, expensive and time consuming.
Will my dents come back?
Absolutely not! Paintless Dent Removal is a permanent repair and will never come back.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
On minor dents, in most cases yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, once we’re done, most people are amazed at the results. We always explain in detail, how your dent will look before any work is started.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.
Is there a discount for more than one dent?
Yes. We offer discounts for multiple dents. If you have more than one minor dent on a panel, we can generally include those dents for very little extra depending on the size and number of dents.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by PDR are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime but very deep, cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep. The most common fixable dents are the size of a golf ball and smaller. 95% of minor dents can be repaired. About 5% of minor dents can’t be fixed due to depth or location. 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 irreparable locations.
Do you do scratches or paint work?
No, we don’t. There are too many quality problems with the quick mobile paint repair systems. If your vehicle needs paint work, we’ll be happy to refer you to a quality paint shop in your area.
Can you help me with my LEASE RETURN vehicle?
We sure can. We can remove those dents for a lot less than you will be charged for “excessive wear and tear on your vehicle’s exterior”. If your lease is up soon give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.
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Paintless Dent Repair
PDR is a non intrusive method of repairing dents by pushing the dent back out with calculated pushes from a properly trained and skilled technician. With PDR there is no concern of paint matching, over spray on other parts of the car, inferior replacement panels or future concerns from inferior paints or improper procedures. With PDR there is nothing to hide or cover up. What you see has been there the whole time!.
What is the light for?
The purpose of the light (or board) is for the technician to see what is going on inside the dent. By reading the shadows and the reflections of the lines on the panel, the technician can tell where the metal is high and where it is low. There are several different types of reflection boards. Lights, fog boards and line boards are the most common.