Talk To A Service Tech About Paintless Dent Repair

Auto detailing is complicated. Read on to learn about the right tools to use and the right techniques so you don't damage your car.

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Talk To A Service Tech About Paintless Dent Repair

22 December 2022
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A hail storm can cause all kinds of damage. It can leave dents and dings in your car, which can look very unattractive. If you leave that damage too long, it can cause further damage. The paint can start to crack, letting moisture in under the paint. If water gets under your car's paint, it can cause rust on your body, and you won't even know it's there because it's under the paint. After the storm, you should take your car to a body shop to see if they can do paintless dent repair on your vehicle.

Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair is a method to remove the dents in your car without having to paint the vehicle when the removal is done. Generally, this type of repair is done from the back side of the panel where the damage is. The technician will use tools and body picks to push the dent back out so that it is even with the rest of the panel. In some cases, they may use a tool on the front side of the panel. That tool would be used with glue or adhesive, and instead of pushing the dent out, the service tech will pull the dent out. Pulling the dent out isn't always the best choice because it can damage the paint, which defeats the purpose of a paintless dent repair. Not all dents can be repaired this way. They have to meet specific criteria.

Undamaged Paint

One of the criteria is that the paint on the panel must be undamaged. If there are any cracks in the paint, the panel will have to be repainted once the dent is repaired. Depending on how much damage is on the car, the entire car may have to be repainted. The paint has to be undamaged because it can cause rust to form and separate the rest of the paint from the body of your car. Luckily, modern automotive paint is relatively flexible, allowing it to bend somewhat with the metal. So, a shallow dent from hail hitting your car should not cause enough damage to crack the paint.

Hail damage to your car may upset you when you see it. You may think it will be difficult and costly to repair. Take it to a body shop and check into paintless dent repair before you start to worry about how much it will cost to fix it. For more information on paintless dent repair, contact a professional near you.