Dents 101

Middleton WI

Conventional dent repair requires damaged paint to be repaired and the stretched metal to be pulled as close to original, but still slightly concave.

A lot of people often mistake conventional and paintless repair for each other.

The main goal when you have dents is to just have them repaired as quickly as possible. People don’t want to spend an arm and a leg if they can still get quality repairs.

To many people who have had the option of using a paintless dent repair process, the concept of just “popping” out a dent is an easy one. The paintless system is not for everyone. Look below to see what dents qualify for this more simple technique.

First: There can be no scratches or chips in the dent’s paint. Rust is a likely outcome when there are chips and scratches on the surface.

Two: The metal must be stretch free. There will be too much surface area to fit into the original contours of the panel with the dent. If the metal is pulled out too far the panel would actually have a lump.

The Price You Pay for Conventional Repairs

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If coventional dent repair is the method for your car, great skill and time will be needed. Some of the most important steps include –

This method takes much longer than a couple hours

New paint needs to match

The dent needs to be filled in

A final finish will need to be applied once everything has dried

Paintless repair is much less expensive than the conventional method…costing about ten times less. For this reason, the amount of dmage that your paint and the metal have will impact the cost of the repairs.

Avoiding Conventional Dent Repair Expense

Paintless Dent Repair works very well when the conditions allow it to be used. The finish must be exactly the same as it was prior to the damage. The process requires a technician to:

Remove surrounding panels allowing access to the back of a dent

Use specialized tools to sculpt metal into its original form from behind

For more details about best right dent repair option for your car, visit either of our two Madison WI area locations

Body Shop Madison

– our Middleton location on Parmenter Street and our new location on the southwest corner of Stoughton Road and Buckeye Road (formerly Dent Doctor).

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