When your paint has been damaged in addition to a dent, the conventional repair method is to pull to damaged part of the car as far over to the non-damaged part.
Conventional dent repair and paintless dent repair are often times confused.
Most people just want their cars fixed and the dent repair completed. They would also like to have a high quality dent repair and spend as little money as possible.
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. There are different factors that decide which way the dents in your car should and can be removed.
First – the finish cannot be broken with a scratch, scrape or chip. A broken finish in the paint can allow for rust in the future.
2-None of the metal can be stretched out. 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.
What Will This Kind of Repair Cost?
If coventional dent repair is the method for your car, great skill and time will be needed. Some of the most important steps include –
The dent needs to be filled in
The paint must match
Having dents repaired like this takes days
A finish needs to be applied to make it smooth
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
Frequently, the paintless repair is an option. There can be no damage to the car’s original finish. 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
If you want to learn more about getting your dents fixed, either one of our Wisconsin locations will be more than qualifid to assist you.
– our Middleton location on Parmenter Street and our new location on the southwest corner of Stoughton Road and Buckeye Road (formerly Dent Doctor).