How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?

We’ve all been there- finding a small dent in our door from a rogue shopping cart or a hail-damaged hood from a spring storm. Is it really necessary to file an insurance claim and pay a high deductible and then go through the ordeal of laying up your car at the body shop? Not necessarily: there is another way to get your car back into shape. Paintless dent repair can work on a variety of auto damage such as small dents, dings and creases, costing you a fraction of the price of body work and getting your vehicle back on the road usually in the same day.

Here’s how paintless dent repair works

A technician will first assess the damage and determining if it can be effectively repaired through paintless dent removal. 80-90% of all dents are able to be fixed through PDR. Once the technician has thoroughly examined the damage, the dent will be prepared for repair.

Our trained technicians will then use special tools to get a better look at the dent and apply slow pressure to the dent from the inside, pushing it back out to restore the exterior to its original position. Depending on where the damage is located, the technician may remove trim pieces or inner panels to get to the dent. A special light board is used to see the shadows that are created by the dent, helping the technician to accurately push out the dent and create a smooth exterior. As the technician works, the dent will become smaller and smaller until it blends into the paint’s texture and virtually disappears. The entire process can usually be completed in just a few hours or less, depending on the extent of the damage.

A major advantage to paintless dent repair is that it eliminates the possibility of incorrect paint color matching and allows your vehicle to retain its factory-original paint job. Vehicles with original paint retain a higher value than vehicles that have been repainted. With paintless dent repair you can keep the original paint on your car and get your car back to its original appearance.

The certified paintless dent removal technicians at Scott’s Collision Repair in Paris , TX are here to help you- give us a call today at (903) 785-2524 for a free estimate. Don’t go through the expensive and time-consuming process of body work- see if paintless dent removal is right for you!