Hail Damage Repair…the smart way!
The Scratch Master repairs car dents caused by hail damage.
We serve Boulder County and Surrounding Areas.
Don’t corrupt your valuable factory paint & parts with conventional body shop methods!* Instead, fix it the smarter way with Paintless Dent Repair!
Read below to learn:
* Some restrictions apply, call for (720) 242-9595 details.
When choosing a repair facility to fix your hail damaged vehicle, you have 2 options:
1. A paintless dent repair shop specializing in minimally invasive repairs (like massage therapy)
2. A conventional body shop specializing in major damage (can be like major surgery)
Don’t corrupt your valuable factory paint & parts with conventional body shop methods! *
Instead, fix your Hail Damage with a trusted Paintless Dent Repair specialist!
Is it superior to conventional repairs at a body shop?
Why is PDR the best solution for your Hail Damage Repair? Because it is the fastest, highest quality, least invasive, and most cost-effective method in the world for repairing hail dents. PDR is the art of reshaping a dent to make it disappear with no sanding, no bondo, & no painting, no welding. In addition, PDR is very much unlike conventional body shop repairs (using fillers & repainting panels which cause corruption)
Benefits of our quality paintless dent repair:
Time saver tip: I’m going to blow you away with the facts and you’ve come to the right place. So call me now to save time @ 720-242-9595.
But I understand if you want to read on … if so, notice the answers to insurance questions down below.
Paintless Dent Repair / Hail Damage Repair FAQ’s
Q: Explain, why is our quality Paintless Dent Repair better than conventional repair at a body shop?
Q: How important is it to keep my car’s paint “original” rather than repainting it?
How is PDR performed for my Auto Hail Damage?
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 should I avoid it for hail damage repair?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Recap
So to recap, here are the top 5 advantages of PDR over conventional body shop repairs:
The most important advantages are “highest quality” and “less invasive”. Your insurance company is legally obligated to restore your car as close to the original finish as possible and the filler is not metal. It’s filler! PDR is the closest you can get to “like it never happened”.
Smart tip: Let the PDR specialist be the “quarterback” of your insurance claim rather than a conventional body shop. It’s a no-brainer.
Give us a call now to schedule the drop off of your car. 720-242-9595
Hi, Brian the owner here. I will be answering questions about the insurance process below. But before I do, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. I’m a flaming PDR enthusiast, & founder of a local paintless dent repair (PDR) company called Scratch Master. I’m a 19-year expert at performing PDR with thousands of satisfied customers.
It’s important that you know I am not an out of state hail chaser who will be gone tomorrow. I live, shop, and raise my family here (4 kids and 1 wife ;0). Headquartered in Littleton, Co., I serve the entire Boulder and Surrounding Areas.
Here’s what I can do for you and your Hail Damage Repair:
Q: I want to hire you, How does this work?
A: My Hail Damage Repair – PDR process is as easy as 1,2,3.
Q: Can all dents caused by Hail Damage be removed with PDR?
A: Hail damage can almost always be removed perfectly by PDR. In extreme cases where the metal is stretched, I can still make a massive “near perfect” improvement. My promise: I guarantee excellent results. So if I encounter a dent that cannot be fixed to an acceptable level with PDR, then I can refer you to a conventional body shop I trust
Q: If I file an insurance claim will my rates go up?
A: No, except in rare cases. As a rule, when you file a catastrophic claim you will not be singled out for a rise in rates. However because you live in hail-prone Colorado, you already pay high rates and they may raise rates statewide or in a particular area from time to time. Hail is classified as an “act of nature”, which is a “no-fault” claim.
Q: Should I file a claim?
A: It depends on the situation. Here are 2 examples.
Q: I already filed a claim and received a check from my insurance company. I need to pay some bills and I’ll just leave the Hail Damage on the car. Is this a good idea?
A: It’s usually not a good idea for 5 reasons:
Q: Do I have to use the shop referred by my insurance company for Hail Damage Repairs?
A: No. Auto insurance is not like an HMO where they tell you what doctors you can use. You pay them for the right to choose who fixes your car. It’s your choice. Period. Choose a trusted paintless dent repair company to navigate your claim and the dent by dent decisions made on your car.
Q: Why does it matter who I choose to fix my cars Hail Damage?
A: If you had a problem with your heart, would you choose the doctor that was a general practitioner, or would you choose a cardiologist? The same applies here. The person you hire to navigate the job and the claim will have dent by dent decisions to make as to what will happen to your valuable factory finish. Unfortunately, poor decisions are made on a regular basis when a CR specialist is calling the shots on a hail claim. Especially on a particular dent that “seems” to be to be a bit more challenging in the mind of the CR shop owner who just does not know what is possible since he or she is not a PDR specialist. CR shops tend to see damage through their CR lens.
Q: What does PDR cost when fixing Hail Damage?
A: If you have comprehensive insurance, then your hail damage repair will be 100% covered except for your deductible. So, for example, let’s say you have a $500 deductible and your Hail Damage Repairs claim comes in at $5,000 total. You will pay the shop $500 and your insurance will pay us the difference of $4,500. Scratch Master is often able to reduce and sometimes completely waive your deductible. So, in that case, your cost is $0 out of pocket. If you don’t have insurance, come on in for an estimate. We will do all we can to make it make sense for you.
Q: How is pricing a Hail Damaged Car determined?
A: It starts with a highly skilled technician viewing the car under PDR UV lighting. From there, we use a PDR software trusted & used all over the world. It accounts for cost and is friendly to insurance company standards. Then the insurance company sends an adjuster out to verify the damage with the insurance company’s software. The technician and the adjuster have a conversation and together they determine the actual cost.
Q: My insurance company is telling me I have to drive around and get 3 estimates. Am I really required to do that for my Hail Damage Repair?
A: No. I work with insurance companies all the time. In 19 years, I have never had an insurance company deny my estimate because they needed an additional one. If you want to hire me, bring your car to my shop and drop it off. It’s that easy. My team and I will handle the entire claims process so you don’t have to.
Important distinction! – There is a difference between:
A. a PDR specialty shop (who performs PDR every day with the intention to avoid CR when prudent)
B. a CR shop who hires a “dent guy” (who will agree to whatever the CR shop owner tells him).
I have seen conventional body shops choose inferior CR when PDR was possible (even though they had a dent guy). The CR shop had control & the side of the car got corrupted. Don’t risk it? Go direct.
For the health & value of your car, every dent that can be removed properly with PDR should be removed with PDR especially with a strong emphasis to avoid CR. And, great effort and commitment should be made to do so especially on dents that are somewhat “challenging”.
The best way to ensure this commitment is to hire a quality PDR shop to navigate your job rather than hire a CR shop. Even if they subcontract to a dent guy. Even if they advertise for paintless dent repair. This way, you remove the middleman, their bias, their interference, and their non-specialization.
Therefore, hire a conventional repair shop for what they do best. Major damage. There are definitely times the damage is too severe for my PDR service. When this is the case, I will certainly recommend you take your car to a conventional body shop.
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