Today we are removing some damage in a 2018 Ford Edge using paintless dent repair. This damage is in the right rear door and is very extreme damage. The damage is on a body line and very deep and has a bunch of displaced metal all around the area. In order to remove this damage we had to use a heat gun and apply a constant 160-180 degrees when pushing out the last little bit of this damage.
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Here we use paintless dent removal to remove this deep body line dent in 2019 Ram 1500 Warlock right side fender. All of this damage was removed using the paintless dent repair method. With this method of repair we us specialized tools to slowly push the damage out. We started this repair off by using a tool called a Dent Dial, the model number was the 35L. We attached a soft rubber ball style tip to the end of this tool to start the first pushes. From there we switched to an interchangeable tip tool from ultra dent tools. On this tool we went with a slightly smaller tip called a R4 which indicates the size then added a red cherry cap to it to soften the pushes. From there we progressively move to a smaller and sharper tip to do the final detail work on this dent.
It’s Hot In Here!
In this repair, because of the extreme depth, we had to use heat. So what we do is setup a heat gun to constantly apply anywhere from 160-180 degrees to this damage area the entire time we are pushing this dent out. If we do not go about doing this you run the risk of the paint being damage from the extreme pushes needed to push this damage out. Heat is the number one key in this repair. Without it the paint would almost certainly be damaged with the extreme pushes we had to make to get this damaged area back out.
Do you have damage like this in your vehicle?
Have a question about your damage and wondering if it is a candidate for the paintless dent repair method?
See this new tool addition to our paintless dent removal arsenal. This new dent removal tool is actually something we use in conjunction with our regular paintless Dent Removal tools to created added leverage. This tool will allow us to make stronger pushes with using less force. This saves the technician from added strain when doing paintless dent repair. We are also working on a big door dent in this Ford Ranger Pickup. This damage is on the drivers side door near the door handle of this vehicle and in a double body line. We also can repair dents in old vehicles like this Mercury Cougar hood! This Cougar hood doesn’t even have paint on it and will need to be repainted when we are done but the customer wanted to not have any body fillers in his hood. So he choose us to straighten the metal for him!
Can Dents in Body Lines be Repaired using Paintless Dent Repair?
We get these types of questions all of the time. The short answer is Yes. Many factors come into play when determining if a dent can be repaired or not. These same factors all apply to body line damage. For instance if there is severe paint damage to the dent, sometimes paintless dent repair is not the best option. But that is not always true, some customers are ok with minor paint damage and they are happy to touch the panel up after the metal is repaired. We did another post about this recently talking about paint damage and dent repair, you can see that article here.
This repair had no type of paint damage and would be considered a medium sized depth for a dent. The access to this dent with paintless dent repair tools was pretty straight forward. Access through the upper window channel was all we needed in order to repair this damage. No removal of any parts on this vehicle was necessary in this repair making it easier for us to repair and a quicker repair.
In South Dakota, hail is a seasonal threat that causes countless drivers immeasurable stress every year. Dell Rapids is no exception. With the latest tools and techniques, we have set out to minimize the effects of hail on everyone’s daily lives. Sioux Falls Dent Repair can remove dings caused by hailstorms quickly and efficiently without ruining the paint finish on your car. We’ve maintained our reputation of always providing safe and secure hail repair to Dell Rapids customers for over a decade.
Fast & Affordable Hail Repair in Dell Rapids
Body shops are known for being pricey, especially when it comes to hail repair. They use resource and labor intensive methods that often require repainting, panel removal, and filling. Not only are these materials expensive, but the steps involved are also time consuming. This is a very inefficient way to repair small dents. If your paint is chipped or cracked, then a body shop might be the only option. However, for minor body damage like simple door dings a professional PDR crew is the way to go.
State of The Art Tools and Techniques
Our experts use a variety of tools and techniques to remove dents of all shapes and sizes. Nearly any dent, as long as it hasn’t cracked the pain, can be fixed using paintless dent repair. We are only limited by a few factors such as:
Dent Depth – If the dent small but very deep then the risk of tearing the metal is far too high.
Dent Location – Repairing dents on panel/door edges is difficult because the metal is tight and not very malleable.
If your car was struck by a hail storm recently, call our PDR pros today at 605-595-4061. We’ll help you every step of the way. That includes:
Assessing the damage and providing an initial quote
Filling out insurance papers (if you decide to file a claim)