Many of us never dreamed we’d learn to rely on the phrase “painless dent repair,” but in this fast-paced world we live in, dent damage is bound to happen, from Mother Nature’s hail stones to impatient kids ramming their shopping carts into our vehicles.Learn more about us at Dealers Choice Paint & Dent Repair Centerville – Dayton Paintless Dent Repair
We’ve all been there, or I’m sure you know someone who has: you’re out having fun, whether it’s shopping at the mall, watching the best game ever, or simply spending time with your friends and colleagues. But then it happens: you get back into your car to discover a fist-sized dent! When you look closely at the dent (after cursing out whoever or whatever you think did this to your car), you realise that the paint is unharmed – which is a relief because you can’t just dump your next month’s mortgage or rent payment into an auto body shop to fix your automobile…
So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll phone a friend or family member, or even your insurance agent, for help. The person on the other end of the line advises you to take your automobile to a PDR specialist. “What is PDR?” you inquire. They say, “Why paintless dent repair!”. “How exactly does paintless dent repair work?” you wonder.
Perhaps you’ve heard of PDR, or perhaps you haven’t. Knowing how paintless restoration works, on the other hand, will help you feel more at ease about entrusting your prized possession to a PDR technician. So, your contact agrees and continues to explain:
The dent technician will remove the dent from your vehicle using one of two methods. The first is the most usual procedure, in which the technician gets underneath the metal with a set of tools, accesses the depression, and gently pushes it back to the surface. The tech is able to make the damage disappear after a short time and with careful inspection.
However, if the dent tech is unable to access the dent from the inside, they will utilise a different procedure that involves pulling the dent out from the exterior. The dent tech does this by attaching a plastic tab coated with a hot-glue that will not harm the external paint when used to the dent. The technician delicately prys the tab upward/outwards using another tool, eliminating the dent.
However, pulling the dent out in this manner has the unintended consequence of causing the metal to expand into a “high region” (sometimes looking like a small hill or volcano). To fix this, the dent technician taps down the minor protrusion with another tool to make it sit flat again, without destroying the vehicle’s paint work.