If you recently neglected to put your car in the garage before a hailstorm or your car door was dinged in the grocery store parking lot, eliminating the unsightly dents left behind is necessary to protect your investment. In the past, mechanics would take a multistep process to eliminate dents that involved fillers, sanding, and repainting. This labor-intensive process was effective but very expensive.
Paintless dent repair is another quicker, more cost-effective option, but you may be wondering if it's effective. Here are some common myths associated with paintless dent repair that aren't true.
Myth: You Can Get the Same Results From a Store-Bought Product
Chances are that you've seen an infomercial or a product on the shelves that promises to eliminate all the dings and dents in your car for a fraction of the price of traditional or paintless dent repair. Unfortunately, these products are mostly ineffective because they are not strong enough to remove the dent. In some cases, the vehicle owner does even more damage by improperly using the tool.
Paintless dent repair is a multistep process that involves first assessing the damage. Once the technician determines the dent is a candidate, they will then prepare the vehicle for the repair, which, depending on its location, involves removing panels or other parts of the vehicle.
Finally, the highly trained professional uses a specialized tool to quickly and seamlessly eliminate the dent.
Myth: Your Dents and Dings Are Too Severe for Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair has evolved and is the standard in many automotive body shops. If the dent in your vehicle is severe or there are several dings caused by hail damage, you might assume that paintless dent repair isn't an option. Luckily, in most cases, the dent can be managed and even multiple dings that are spaced close together can be eliminated by a professional.
The best way to determine if your vehicle is a candidate for paintless dent repair is to visit a professional to have your car or truck assessed.
Myth: All Paintless Dent Repair Services Are the Same
Finally, you might have several autobody shops in town who perform paintless dent repair and claim to be the best. Look for a shop that has years of experience, a well-trained staff, and several happy customers.
There are many myths and misconceptions associated with paintless dent repair. Most aren't true, and instead of believing what you hear from friends or what you read on the internet, ask a professional how paintless dent repair can restore your vehicle's appearance.Share
23 January 2019
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