Paintless dent removal, also called paintless dent repair, refers to a method of repairing minor dents in your vehicle’s body without using paint. If you suffer from small dents, a little paint may be needed to cover the problem. But paintless dent repair will not only allow you to avoid a costly repair job; it could save you hundreds of dollars if the damage isn’t too severe. Paintless car dent removal can be performed on both steel and aluminum panels. Here are some things to keep in mind when carrying out this process:
There are many differences between traditional dent repairs and paintless dent repairs. The methods may look similar, but there are many differences that make one method the better choice for certain situations. Traditional repairs involve filling the dent with filler, sanding the area, and applying paint. Paintless repairs, on the other hand, do not require any filler, sanding, or application of paint.
A damaged area can have a variety of causes. Some problems can be prevented if the problem is addressed before the dent is noticeable. Paintless repair works best on minor dents that are difficult to see. For example, a small dent on a light metal panel can easily be filled with paint but if the debt is small and sticks out, the metal may require another method. Metal that has been severely bent can also be repaired without the use of paint, but professional assistance is always an option. When you take this into consideration, a professional technician should be considered.
In some cases, paintless dent repair methods are recommended. In these cases, technicians apply pressure to the metal without applying any paint. Instead, technicians gently scrape the metal to remove any metal particles. The metal is then carefully inspected for damage. If repair is needed, the technicians apply pressure until the desired level is reached. This method can also work to repair dents caused by road debris, accidents, or even car springs.
Another paintless dent repair method involves working to replace some of the damaged panels. Panels are often replaced when the paint job becomes faded or chipped due to heat and/or old age. In this case, the technician needs to carefully inspect the panels to determine which ones need to be replaced. In order to ensure that the panels are properly installed, they will need to be thoroughly examined by the technician. If the panels appear in good condition, the technician will then apply new panels and sealant. Once this is complete, the panels are ready to be driven out and replaced.
Sometimes the problem is not the paint but rather a problem with the metal under the paint or the proper application of the paint. In this instance, the technician will need to determine which parts need to be replaced. Again, the procedures involved in this type of paintless dent repair are very similar to traditional repainting, but there is no need for painting the metal.
Some paintless dent repair jobs may require the technician to remove the hood entirely in order to repair a possible problem with the fuel line. In this situation, special tools may be required in order to remove the hood. With any of these types of repairs, it is important to first make sure that there is no damage to the integrity of the hood. If so, the damage may not be severe enough to warrant changing the entire hood. If the damage is extensive, however, it may be necessary to replace the entire fuel line.
Paintless dent repairs are a great way to save money and get quality repairs without the expense of replacing the entire dashboard. These repairs are also a great alternative to hail damage. Hail can easily ruin even the toughest paint job. The dings caused by hail can easily be removed by the technician. This eliminates the need to have the car detailed and expensive paint job.