Body shops play an essential role in the lifespan of a car. Over the years you will need countless fixes, both serious and minor, that will have you visiting Brandon body repair shops whether you like to or not. The fact of the matter is body shops are necessary to the well being of your vehicle.
Nowadays, the way body shops repair dents is considered ‘traditional’. Technicians will pound the dents out using techniques like bonding, filling, and sanding. Ultimately, with body shops, your car is going to need some serious repainting. That’s why many insurance companies won’t refer you to one right away. Body shops are notoriously pricey and won’t do any good for your resale value. So many drivers that can’t afford their deductible leave their vehicle damaged until it rusts.
Benefits of PDR
Paintless dent repair is a simple process that requires years of practice and training. Contradictory? Yes. But no other repair process will save you the time and money that PDR will. To begin, you may be tempted to try your hand at a few ‘off-the-shelf’ dent repair products. Don’t. Aside from being cheap knockoffs, if you attempt to repair the car yourself you could void the manufacturers warranty on your vehicle. PDR requires a combination of professional tools and techniques to truly be effective, but the results are absolutely worth it. You’ll have a 100% dent free car without the need for repainting or any of the costly steps involved in body repair!
How to Choose the Right One
Picking between PDR and a Brandon body repair shop isn’t as simple as a coin toss. You have a lot to consider regarding what you need fixed, the price, and what quality you are looking for. But you need to ask yourself one question first. Can PDR fix my dent? Paintless dent repair can fix:
All with very few exceptions. Just keep an eye out for cracked paint (which can be found in some sharp dents) and dings near the edges of your car. The metal there is extremely tough making it difficult to work with. Under most circumstances you will want to choose PDR first. To schedule your first visit call us today at 605-595-4061!
No matter how experienced a rider you are, chances are your bike is going to get damaged eventually. It happens to all of us. You can take every precaution imaginable:
Parking hundreds of feet from the nearest car
But regardless of what you try there are two things for certain: That dent is going to find you somewhere, somehow, and it’s going to cost you. So it’s worth knowing a Brandon motorcycle repair tech.
Paintless dent repair is the best way to fix minor body damage to your motorcycle, period. It’s fast, it provides great value, it won’t harm resale potential, and it works on virtually any dent that hasn’t harmed the paint. How? Through our advanced non-invasive processes and a whole lot of practice. At no point during our procedure do we alter the paint job of your motorcycle. Everything is done in a way that does not ruin your resale value or take any of the time consuming steps that body shops do. The bottom line is, if PDR is an option take it.
What Can’t MPDR Fix?
Motorcycle PDR is limited primarily by the depth and location of the dent, as well as the thickness of the tank. Generally speaking, large dents are easier to fix than smaller ones. If the dent looks like it was caused by something around the size of a soccer ball then it is most likely wide and shallow enough to be removed. Smaller dents, on the other hand, are much less predictable. Since the objects are more compact they cause deeper dents that result in stretching and tearing. In the worst scenarios the paint could crack making MPDR virtually impossible. If you aren’t sure if your dent can be repaired with PDR then schedule your free damage assessment with a Brandon motorcycle repair tech here!
How is MPDR Different?
When compared to standard PDR, motorcycles require a considerable amount of experience to compensate for factors like the difference in metal or the smaller, more compact parts. Because of this we usually opt to remove the parts before hand so we can better access the damage. Those who don’t remove parts, especially the tank, risk damaging other essential pieces. Normally, if you need a motorcycle repaired you should go with a specialist like our Brandon motorcycle repair experts.
If you are familiar with standard paintless dent repair then you most likely understand the basics of motorcycle PDR. It is a simple, yet highly specialized, process for removing dents and dings from the body of your bike without removing or damaging the paint. This process usually involves a variety of tools unique to paintless dent repair. Our trained Brandon MPDR technicians begin the process with a free quote. Claim yours by calling us at 605-595-4061or filling out our contact form.
What Makes Motorcycles Different?
MPDR requires the talents of a technician that is experienced with motorcycles. Why? Well, simply put, they aren’t the same as cars. Motorcycles have much smaller parts and tougher metal, meaning techs need to know the ins and outs of your ride. For example, many paintless dent repair experts try repairing tanks and fenders without isolating/removing the parts. Brandon MPDR experts know this restricts your access to the dent. Small details like this are what separate us from the regular dent pros.
Quality That Can’t Be Beat
Paintless dent repair is the closest you can get to a brand new factory look. This is easily the greatest advantage to MPDR. No priming, no filling, no paint matching, or shrinkage. Your dent is gone and that’s that. Our Brandon MPDR team always brings their ‘A’ game, delivering the highest quality results on time every time. We guarantee you won’t even be able to tell the dent was there in the first place.
Why Go Paintless?
Still not convinced? Check out all of these amazing benefits of paintless dent repair:
No splotches or shrinkage
Extremely fast (we just pop the dents right out)
No ring or scratches down the road
Keep your factory paint
Impress dealers, wholesalers, and other buyers
No trace at all
Our goal as Sioux Falls’ premier PDR company is to reach as many customers in need as possible, so we’ve extended our knowledge to motorcycles. Now, you can keep your bike in peak condition and wow buyers everywhere with your flawless finish. Call our Brandon MPDR team today at 605-595-4061to watch that dent disappear!
Why Should Brandon Body Shops Know Paintless Dent Repair?
They Can’t Replace Technicians
Mastering paintless dent repair takes years of practice on real body panels. Unsurprisingly, body shops aren’t always willing to hand these out to amateurs. While you can use sheet metal there’s no replacement for the real deal. Therefore true drive, talent, and education will always win over.
It Saves Room for the Big Jobs
Body shops have to work in the confines of a bay or warehouse so they’re pretty limited in space. If they need to use that space to fix a minor dent they could potentially lose out on a much bigger sale. Dent repair techs, however, are not restricted by space and can work from anywhere.
PDR is Much Faster and More Affordable
Paintless dent repair is and always will be far faster than conventional repair methods. Because Brandon body shops tend to prefer higher paying jobs they will often use traditional methods on a simple ding. This usually involves sanding, priming, and painting which is resource and labor intensive.
Why Don’t They Already Know it?
Paintless dent repair isn’t easy to learn and it takes even more commitment to master. The steep learning curve involves some training, theory, and the willingness to adapt to a totally different mindset. Much of paintless dent repair revolves around a central feeling rather than an exact science.
Where to Learn it
Many aspiring PDR techs get stunted because they don’t know where to start. But learning PDR is easier now than it has ever been. The best way to start would be through a training course that’s somewhere between 2 and 5 weeks. Anything shorter than 2 weeks isn’t really worth your time or money.
Understanding the Tools
Access to the proper tools is essential to paintless dent repair. You can have all of the patience, skill, and training you want, but without a high quality set of tools you’re setting yourself up for failure. To further exasperate this issue good PDR tools are not cheap. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a Brandon body shop with a dusty old set of starter equipment.
You’ve probably seen the videos posted all over of quick convenient ways to turn everyday household junk into useful appliances. Platforms like Facebook and YouTube are huge repositories for this type of content. It’s only natural to always look for ways to be more efficient. But often times these videos cause more harm than good.
There is a common misconception that Do it Yourself means it requires no prior experience or skill, but with PDR that simply isn’t true. Paintless dent repair requires years of training to learn and even more to master. When ill experienced rookies get ambitious they create what we call a “DIY Disaster.”
What Happens When You Do it Wrong?
Many amateurs go into their first repair thinking “It’s just a little dent, what could go wrong?” when the answer is actually, a lot; a lot could go wrong. Our Brandon PDR team has seen too many bad jobs create tearing and paint chipping. This results in much higher rates and potentially a trip to the body shop (the last thing you wanted.) If you don’t want to put your vehicle through that kind of risk you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The Reliable Way to Do Brandon PDR
To put it simply, the best way to get the repairs you need is to hire a professional. If you have the training of a pro then of course you can fix your own dent. But if you don’t know the dent repair process like the back of your hand yet then call our Brandon PDR team today at 605-595-4061 for a free quote! Our rates and turnarounds are the best in the industry and no body shop can match up. We’ll make sure your car is back on the street looking its best in to time!