Paintless Dent Repair vs. Traditional Dent Repair

As car owners, we know that dents to our cars happen, whether we like it or not. Whether it be from the elements of Mother Nature or a minor accident, getting your car dented is not uncommon and definitely not ideal. Your first thought when you see the eyesore is probably something along the lines of, “What do I do now?” Put simply, you can either get a traditional dent repair, or you can opt for paintless dent repair (PDR). There are many factors that determine whether your car is eligible for PDR or a traditional method, and our team at AJ’s Dent is here to help guide you in the right direction. For a better understanding of the two options, here are some of the main differences.

Traditional Dent Repair

This is a more invasive method of dent removal where the auto body repair technician uses a sander to grind off the paint, bangs the metal back into shape, and then fills the spaces with putty. They then will sand down the putty and go through the process of repainting your car by spraying on primer, a base coat, and then a final top coat of paint. This can be an expensive and time-consuming process, and unnecessary for most dents. If your car is very heavily damaged and the paint is scratched up, then traditional dent repair in a body shop may be a good option for you.

Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair is a minimally invasive technique to pulling dents out of your car without compromising the original factory condition, painted finish, or your wallet. Our expertly trained technicians will assess the damage to your car and use cutting-edge technology and tools to press the dent back into shape. Instead of covering up the problems, paintless dent repair fixes it. This is an extremely speedy process, and unlike traditional dent repair which can take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to complete, paintless dent repair can be completed in as little as an hour. It is also a much more environmentally friendly option, as paintless dent repair utilizes reusable tools and doesn’t use any paint or fillers.


If your car is wrecked, paintless dent repair probably won’t be your best bet, but if your car is just a bit dented up, regardless of the size, paintless dent repair is a much more efficient, eco-and-wallet-friendly option. Paintless dent repair truly repairs the dent, instead of just covering it up the way that traditional dent repair does. It also saves you time and prevents you from the hassle of having to rent a car or find a ride while your car is in the shop. If you are looking to fix the dents present on your car, reach out to our knowledgeable team at AJ’s Dent Repair in Denver. We will come to you, assess your vehicle, give you a free repair estimate, and let you know whether or not we need to bring your vehicle to our shop for a quick paintless dent repair. We look forward to working with you and solving all of your dent problems!

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