Paintless Dent Repair: The Basics

We are officially in hail season. We’ve already had some nasty storms here in Denver and the surrounding areas, complete with serious hail. In our previous blog post, we discussed some proactive measures you can take to prevent hail damage. Unfortunately, sometimes hail damage is unavoidable. More than that, our vehicles are at risk of all sorts of unforeseen sources of dents and damage.

So, when the worst has happened and you find yourself with a dinged-up and dented vehicle, there are several steps you can take. One of the most popular strategies right now is to pursue paintless dent repair. But what, exactly, is paintless dent repair and why is it the right option for you? You can start by visiting our Paintless Dent Repair page where you can sign up for a free estimate. In the meantime, let AJ’s Dent Repair lead you through some of the basics of paintless dent repair.

What Is Paintless Dent Repair?

You may have heard people talking about paintless dent repair. Perhaps you’ve even heard it called paintless dent removal or PDR. What is the buzz all about?

In order to understand why paintless dent repair is so popular, you need to understand more traditional methods for dent repair. Traditional approaches to dent repair involve filling a dent with paint or what’s known as “body filler.” The paint or body filler will be made to match the exterior of the vehicle. It will often need to be sanded in order to match the surface.

One thing you might immediately notice is that this traditional approach to dent repair doesn’t actually get rid of the dent. If the filler is removed, the dent still exists. Traditional methods of dent repair will certainly get the job done, but because the dent is still there, it tends not to be as long-lasting as paintless dent repair. Additionally, the use of paint and body filler means that this method is not as friendly to the environment. So, what does paintless dent repair do differently?

How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?

Paintless dent repair doesn’t involve the use of material like paint and body filler. Indeed, it just requires some special tools and expert know-how. There’s no need to sand away paint or go through work-intensive steps.

On top of that, this method will actually get rid of the dent rather than simply cover it up. The vehicle is actually restored rather than simply given a superficial fix. It’s long-lasting because the dent no longer exists! This means that paintless dent repair is much more cost-effective than traditional approaches. So, how does paintless dent repair work?

The first step for paintless dent repair involves assessing the damage. The experts at AJ’s will get a sense of the dents and determine how to best find a pathway to them. Some dents are more difficult to access than others, of course. This means that panels, tail lights, etc. might need to be removed. The dent typically needs to be accessed from the back side.

After accessing the dent, special tools will be used to apply easy pressure and carefully massage the dent out. This will return the section of the vehicle back into its original position. No more dent!

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As you can see, paintless dent repair is:

  • Long-lasting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Chemical-free
  • Fast
  • Cost-effective

As hail season continues to pick up here in Denver, be sure to keep in mind the best options for dent repair. AJ’s Dent Repair has the tools, expertise, and passion to make your paintless dent repair process as easy as possible. Get a free estimate from us today.

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