Lease Turn In Time
Do you have a lease vehicle with a dent? Today, we at Sioux Falls Dent Repair will be looking at a completed dent repair job on a 2018 Ford Escape. There was actually a sizeable dent on the door as well as on the fender when it came in. The dent was a sharp and deep one that took quite a lot to get out, however, the finished job, as you can tell, is flawless. The paint job on the car is a high-quality ruby red and is finished with a colored clear coat. With this type of paint, it becomes a lot harder for a body shop to take out the dent. The impact of the dent also led to a small hairline crack in the paint, which is not really a major issue, but some people do get concerned about it.
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In this case, being a lease car, the customer didn’t want to get the doors repainted and came to us for paintless dent repair. After the dent was taken out on the door, the crack is barely visible – even when we take a close look at it. One of the biggest reasons why the original paint job is maintained while doing a paintless dent repair is that we use 160-180 degrees heat when pulling out the dent. What this does is makes the paint soft and flexible so that it does not crack when the panels are pushed. As you could imagine, if this repair was done without the use of heat, it would have extended the crack further and caused even more damage.
While the door dent can be considered a job well done, the main focus remains on the fender. Believe it or not, there was actually a 16-inch crease dent in the fender and we managed to get it out 100 percent. Even though the dent was not a deep one, it was still very big – something you do not want on your car. After the dent was pulled out, we buffed out any scratches and it looks as good as new.