When your car has minor dents, it doesn’t always need to go to a body shop. A better and faster option is to use paintless dent repair. Keep reading to learn what can be repaired with paintless dent repair and how it works.
Small dents on fenders and doors that do not damage the paint can be repaired using paintless dent repair. Sometimes hail damage repairs are done using paintless dent repair too. If there are any scuffs associated with the dent, they will buff out easily so you don’t need to be concerned.
So how is paintless dent repair done? For example, let’s say the dent is on the driver’s side door. The repair technician will use a tool and go through the window opening to reach the dent from the inside. They will lightly push on the dent in small, tiny pushes in the center to bring the dent up. They have to do this repair slowly because if they push too quickly it could cause more damage or destroy the panel.
If the metal gets pushed up too much, the technician can knock it back down from the outside. This process is done until the dent is ready to be tapped smooth from the outside.