Paintless Dent Repair FAQ’s
Q: Why is our quality Paintless Dent Repair better than conventional repair at a body shop?
A: Since there’s no sanding, bondo or painting involved, we keep your car’s paint & parts “original” rather than corrupt it with an aftermarket repaint.
Q: Why is it important to keep my car’s paint “original” rather than repainting it?
A: Key concept: Your original, factory paint applied in the factory is the definition and essence of “perfect”. It is ideal and superior to a repaint in terms of durability, appearance, and film thickness. This paint cannot be duplicated in a conventional body shop. When your original paint gets repainted in a body shop, it gets corrupted and is often more vulnerable to further damage and other problems (see below)! A car with original factory paint has a higher utility & resale value when compared to if it has been repainted. At car dealerships, if you bring your car to trade it in, they will often use a paint meter to see if your car has been repainted and deduct the price accordingly. So don’t corrupt your factory paint! Fall in love with it! “Preserving” is better than “repainting”.
How is PDR performed?
As highly skilled craftsmen, we use specialized lighting to cast a reflective pattern on the dent so we can “read” it correctly. Then, working from behind the panel, we use specially crafted rods, balls & spoons to massage your dent with gentle, precise pushes & the right amount of pressure. This reshapes the metal back to its’ original contour. Your original paint and parts remain intact, and the results are truly amazing! In cases where we are unable to access the dent from behind, we use specially engineered glue pulling systems to lift the dent from the outside.
Q: Warning! What is a conventional repair (CR) at a body shop and why should I avoid it for hail damage repair?
A: Conventional repair (CR) is truly legitimate and I am not bashing it. Yet it is a highly invasive process of last resort to be used only when absolutely necessary. It includes replacing panels or filling the dent with bondo, then repainting the entire panel with a paint finish that’s “not quite the same” as the original factory finish. What remains is diminished monetary and utility value and potentially other problems like mismatched paint, cracking, checking, crow’s feet, and becoming more chip prone. The list goes on. Also, it the original finish is disturbed in any way, your manufacturer’s paint warranty is often voided. I protect that warranty! CR should be carefully avoided unless as a last resort your damage cannot be fixed properly by PDR. Understand that we are always going to need conventional body shops for major damage too severe for PDR.