Paintless Dent Removal
Dent repair technicians have two main approaches to removing your car dents with paintless dent removal. The first option will usually be to gain access to the back of the dented panel. Either from a factory opening like your window or by removing the internal trim panels, and manipulating the dent with tools, often through the smallest of holes in the body panels. This is all done to within a fraction of a millimetre of precision, all while viewing progress from the painted side of the panel, using a light or reflection board which allows us to see our progress.
If the dent is still restricted by impact beams or bracing etc and a tool can’t be used, then we have a second option known as glue pulling. Glue pulling unlike working with dent bars is all done from the painted side of the panel. Technicians, as the name suggests glue plastic tabs that closely match the size and shape of the damage and lift them with either a mini lifter or slide hammer. Depending on the dent depth, size and location, this process along with tapping down any high spots is repeated many times until the dent repair is flawless. This approach is not without a small risk element though, as we are relying on the paint itself to raise the vehicle dent. But don’t panic we will always assess your paint to determine the risks, and only proceed if it meets all the criteria for glue pulling, to minimise any chance of paint damage as much as possible.
So why should you choose paintless dent removal over a conventional body shop repair?
- For individual dented panels we only require your vehicle for the day
- We remove the damage and don’t hide it with fillers and paint
- No painting means no poor colour match issues
- Your original paint is the best your vehicle will ever have, it's only original once
- Repairs costs in most cases will be far less than your insurance excess, so no claims required