If your car's body has some damage, then you'll want a quick and effective fix. While some damage works best with a traditional repair, a paintless dent repair is also an option in some cases.
How does a paintless dent repair work and why should you use it if you can?
What Is a Paintless Dent Repair?
If you can repair a dent or ding without needing to replace a panel, then you often have some remedial cosmetic work to do at the end of the repair. For example, if you use putty to fill an area of damage, then you'll have to sand the area and repaint it at the end of the job.
Paintless dent repairs typically fix damage to a car's body without needing any of this cosmetic work. Here, your repair specialist deals with the damage by simply pulling or pushing rather than filling.
They use specialized techniques to gently push or pull out the dent or ding until the body is smooth and even once again. They won't need to apply any fillers or paint. Once the damage is smoothed out, your car's body should look like new again.
Why Choose a Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless dent repairs are versatile. They work well on all kinds of damage, as long as it is accessible from behind. So, for example, you could use this technique to repair dents, dings and creases caused by accidents or hail damage.
This is also a quick fix compared to other dent repair techniques. It takes less time to massage out a dent than it does to fill it, sand it and repaint it. Once the damage pops out, the job is done. So, your job takes fewer labor hours.
The main benefit of this kind of repair is the fact that you don't need to repaint after the damage is fixed. It's not always easy to exactly match a paint color so that the repair blends in seamlessly. If the job isn't done to very high standards, you may still be able to see the repair even if the paint matches.
As long as the damage on your car's body hasn't affected its paint, then you don't need any cosmetic touch-up work. Your repair should be invisible.
To find out more about your options for dent repairs, contact your local auto body repair shop and ask about paintless dent repairs.