Paintless Dent Repair FAQ’s
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
It is a revolutionary process which allows small to large sized minor dents and dings to be removed while preserving the vehicle’s original paint and finish.
How is it done?
To perform a paintless dent repair, a skilled Dent Solution technician works from the backside of the panel, using metal rods and picks to massage out minor dents and dings ranging from creases and parking lot dings to hail damage.
How long does it take?
Average repairs usually take only 10 to 20 minutes, from start to finish. It can be done while you wait!
What percentage of dents and dings are repairable?
80 to 90% of the minor dings and dents found on a vehicle are repairable.
What types of dents and dings cannot be repaired?
Most dings and dents can be made to look “better”, some requiring more time and effort depending on the accessibility of the dent. There are, however, some problem repairs:
Deep dents – On very deep dings and dents, the metal is often pushed too deep for a complete repair.
Dents near the edge of panels – Dents found near the edge of body panels, or right on a seam, can make access impossible.
Dents and Dings with Deep Creases – It usually requires a skilled dent repair technician to repair creased dents, depending on the severity of the crease. In many cases, a 100% repair is not possible.
What about dents and dings located under braces?
Most of the dents found under braces can be accessed and removed by your Dent Solution Technician.
What size dents can be repaired using Paintless Dent Repair technology?
The most important size aspect to consider when using Paintless Dent Repair is not the diameter of the dent, but the depth. Often very large, shallow dents can be removed or, at least, improved.
What is the cost of Paintless Dent Repair?
It generally runs about one quarter of the cost of conventional body shop methods, depending on how many dents you have, the size of each dent, and also the placement of the dents. Dent Solutions gives discounts when removing multiple dents in the same appointment, so it is more cost effective to have all your dents repaired at once. The First dent is going to be full price however, each dent after that will be substantially less.
What are the benefits of PDR over conventional body repair?
The original paint surface is not altered in any way and is kept intact, repairs are done in 1 day …no rental car…etc…
Why use Dent Solution?
Dent Solution is independently owned and operated, unlike the franchise companies where skill level and experience can vary between technicians. Dent Solution is a mobile company, meaning that we come to you. Whether you’re a private consumer or a large company, we’re right around the corner. Thousands of hours have gone into perfecting our profession, and the quality and workmanship are always 100% guaranteed to be done to the highest level of quality.
– Paintless Dent Repair is revolutionizing the world of dent and ding repair!
What You Should Know:
No two dents are the same! A dent is caused by something forcefully hitting the affected panel and affecting the surface of the metal with a indention…with that said when a 1 inch dent is nocked in with a soft rubber object compared to sharp metal object nocking a dent into the panel creating a 1 inch dent the center would be much more difficult to remove the sharp dent then the soft one which creates the variation on price for the same 1 inch dent from one to the other on price.
Factors which could require an upcharge!
- Creases are more difficult then soft round dents
- Aluminum is more difficult to work on then metal
- Braces add to the difficulty of the dent to be removed
- Body line dents add more difficulty to the repair
Some panels have sound deadening panels on the inside of panel which make it more difficult to remove the dent.
Multiple dent discounts are priced accordingly….1st biggest dent full price depending on size of the dent and each individual dent on the same car is now priced half off the original price each dent would of been after the largest dent has been priced to full price.
Factors which could result in a discount:
- First dent full price each dent thereafter is half price
- Multiple car discounts available