How Paintless Dent Repair Works
Between the hail storms that frequently hit Denver each summer and the increase of drivers filling up the roads, dents and door dings are becoming a frequent issue for drivers across our fair city. While a single dent may not seem like a big deal, that one little mark can cause a surprising reduction in value. Even more important, dents and dings can impact the safety and longevity of your vehicle. For example, even a small crack in your car’s paint can open the door for rust to grow, and you may never notice it because the spreading rust is hidden under the paint.
It’s common to hear people talk about avoiding dent repair because they know it’s labor intensive, which quickly equates to expensive repairs. When it comes to traditional dent repair, that’s pretty accurate. Traditional dent repair is costly because it involves filling in the dent, rather than repairing it. It also takes a lot of work to sand and smooth the edges between filler and paint, match the paint, and cover up the repaired patch.
Paintless dent repair is less hassle and typically less expensive because we don’t need to go through all of those steps to get your car looking like new again. One of the biggest flaws with traditional dent repair is that it isn’t a great long-term solution. It’s covering over the issue instead of fixing it; your vehicle may look better, but that repair work doesn’t actually repair the damage. The reason paintless dent repair is the better choice is because it actually removes the indentations, rather than just covering them up.
Paintless Dent Repair
During paintless dent repair, the technician will need to have access to the inside of the vehicle in some way, so they can get to the backside of the dent. Depending on the location of the dent, this may be simple enough that a dent repair technician can handle the repairs right there in your driveway. However, some locations are harder to reach, so you may still need a quick trip to the auto body repair shop. At AJ’s Dent, we’ll come to you to provide a repair estimate and let you know whether we need to bring your vehicle to our shop or not.
Paintless dent repair pretty well describes the basics of what we do. By accessing the inside of your car’s paneling, we can get to the underside of a dent and use specialized tools to press the dent back into the proper shape. There’s no need to sand away paint or go through work-intensive steps. As long as we can access the inside of the dent, we can repair it without affecting paint and protective coatings.
Quick, Lasting Repairs
Unlike traditional dent repair, paintless dent removal is a quick process. It’s also a more lasting, durable repair. Want to learn more? Just give us a call, and one of our team will be happy to answer your questions. Connect with the AJ’s Dent team to schedule your estimate in Denver and many surrounding areas.