Whether from harsh weather or an accident, any car you take out on the road will inevitably get a few dents or dings. Body damage can range from minor dents that are easily repaired using cost-effective methods such as paintless dent repair (PDR) to significant body damage that will require conventional repair techniques. In either case, pretty much any dent can be repaired using the correct approach.
When it comes to minor dents and dings, PDR is one of the best options available. PDR allows for damage to be removed without damaging the car’s current paint job and is a faster and more cost-effective alternative to conventional repair.
The metal is slowly pushed and pulled back into place without damaging the paint job, restoring the car to new condition. Factors including the size and location of the damage and if the car’s metal or paint has been stretched will determine if PDR can be used.
Conventional Dent Removal
Traditional techniques will need to be used when it comes to more extensive damage that has stretched the car’s metal far past its original shape. Conventional dent removal is a more lengthy and costly process due to the greater number of steps and repainting required.
Typically, a sander is used to remove the paint, the metal is then pounded back into shape, and areas are filled with body filler as required. Painters will then come and apply primer, a base coat, and a final layer of paint to match the car. This process can take over a week but can repair even the most significant body damage.
Techniques are available to fix any dent from minor dings caused by a small rock to major dents that significantly distort a car’s metal. Using either PDR or conventional repair can make your high-end or collectable car looking showroom ready.
Pro Auto Spa does dent removal in Colorado Springs. For information on scratch and dent repairs, as well as restoring your car to perfect showroom appearance, contact Pro Auto Spa.