Conventional dent repair requires damaged paint to be repaired and the stretched metal to be pulled as close to original, but still slightly concave.
It is common for people to think the two methods of dent repair are the same.
Really, though, when your car has dents, you don’t care how they get fixed; you just want them fixed. 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. But sometimes that method is not an option…look below to see what determines how the dents can be removed.
1. There cannot be any damage to the paint. Rust is a likely outcome when there are chips and scratches on the surface.
2-None of the metal can be stretched out. If you’re not liking the idea of having a big lump on the side of the car, then this method is no the one for you if you’ve get stretched out metal.
Your Investment In Conventional Dent Repair
It takes a lot of time and experience for someone to get the dents out using the conventioanl method. 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
In comparison to paintless dent repair, a conventional repair can cost up to ten times as much. This is why the damage to the paint and impact to the metal are huge factors in the cost of a dent repair.
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
Check out one of our Madison locations for more info on the best repair option for your car.
– We have a Middleton shop and a shop on the corner of Stoughton Road.