We get calls for dent repairs with paint damage. Dents of all sizes can get paint damage, from a small door ding, to bigger damage even hail damage dents can cause paint damage. Yes we can fix this type of damage but before we do there are some things you should know.
We do not do any painting with our repair process, but we do offer touch up paint services.
We are happy to refer you to some local body shops for your repair needs if needed.
Often times we can remove the dent even if there is paint damage BUT if you are then looking at having your vehicle repainted afterwords it is sometimes not the most cost effective to have paintless dent repair performed AND have the area repainted.
This can be determined with an in person estimate.
Types of Paint Damage
Multiple types of paint damage can happen. Some of the types of damage are:
All of these types of damages range from just minor surface or clear coat damage, all the way to deep damage down to the metal.
Cracked Paint Damage
Here is a short video showing some damage that we repaired using the paintless dent repair method. This damage had just a very small crack in the paint and just some minor clear coat could be applied to seal up the area, which is what the customer choose to do themselves. This is the least noticeable type of paint damage and soemtimes the customer doesnt even know there was a minor crack until we point it out to them when doing an estimate.
We often see hail storm damage crack paint when it hits in certain areas, like edges of panels. When hail stones hit right on the edge of a panel and forces the exterior panel to hit an inner edge structure of a panel it can often crack the exterior panels paint. This damage shown below was caused from a hail storm. This hail stone hit the top frame of a door on this 2o19 all aluminum Ford F150. The impact push the exterior metal inwards and into the inner structure bracing, causing the paint crack.
In this case a body shop is needed to complete this repair. We helped minimize work for the body shop in this repair by using our glue pulling method to pull this damage out for the body shop so they do not have to use any body fillers or bondo to fill this damaged area. After we pulled out the damaged area all the body shop needs to do now is sand the area down flat to remove the damaged paint area then apply primer to smooth the area out then paint the panel.
Paintless Dent Repair Aluminum Ford F150 – Sioux Falls South Dakota
Sometimes when damage is caused in a vehicle the paint is scratched. Sometimes the impact item can scratch all the way through the layers of paint all the way down the to bare metal! In this video example this customer was about to turn his leased Infiniti back into the dealership. We discussed with him his damage and brought up that he should do some research on what type of damage is ok to be in his vehicle when it is turned in. Lease agreements often have certain things the dealership will NOT charge you for.
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Damage can happen in all forms and shapes and can come from almost anything when it comes to your vehicle. You can always be prepared for any unforeseen and unfortunate accumulation of damage to truck or car, from broken windows to scratches dreaded dings, dents, and flat tires. You will want to repair all damages that can be seen on the exterior of your vehicle if you’re going to keep your car in good looking form or presentable to the public.
We all hate to see dents on our cars, whatever the reason may be. While there are ways to prevent the damage, vehicles inevitably get dented throughout their lifespan.
Depending on what caused them to begin with, dents come in all shapes and sizes. Your local automotive retailer could sell a DIY dent repair kit that can repair those pesky minor dents for you if you’re handy with tools. However, you may want to hire a professional dent repair specialist like Sioux Fall Dent Repair that has the know-how and tools to repair the dent properly if you are faced with significant eyesore dents.
You will get help as to which way to go when you ultimately know what type of dent you will have to tackle.
Crease Type Dents – this type of dents tears and bends the metal of the car. The car has its metal memory formed when they heat the metal and shape it to the required design when it is being produced. There is a possibility of losing the metal memory and thus, making it quite challenging to repair the car back to its original shape when it acquires a crease type dent.
Round Dents – round dents happen through hailstone or a similarly round object such as basketball, baseball, football, and so on, hits the car and cause a dimple on the hood, roof, bumper, or door.
Car Dings – car dings types of dents are caused by pokes or smaller objects that are usually easy to repair as far as the paint of the vehicle has no damage. These types of dents are quite common.
Paintless Dent Repair Removes All Dents
Professionals can repair most non-collision dents such as round dents and ding with the use of paintless dent repair, PDR. Also, with PDR, experts can remove common dents that are caused by other car doors and storms which produce hailstones. Most of the clients at Sioux Fall Dent Repair are amazed by how the professionals at the company transform their vehicles or motorcycles back to its original conditions and wish they would have known about this repair service before.
You can contact a certified technician at Sioux Fall Dent Repair today if you want to know more about the company’s paintless dent repair services, want a free quote, or you have a dent and would like to know how PDR can help you. While you can call the company, book an appointment, or text them, you can also go to their website to see how they perform paintless dent repair on vehicles and how they can also help you. See other repairs here!
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Almost all of our repairs can be completed within one day. Some of our customers arrange with us to drop their vehicles off the night before for their own convenience. This allows the vehicle to sit in our climate controlled shop throughout the night. In the winter this is especially important, the vehicles metals are all warm, as well as any snow or water is dried off of the vehicle allowing us the start the repair process right away. No need to clean the vehicle off of dirt, snow and rain.
How Long Does It Take To Remove A Small Dent From My Vehicle?
Most smaller dents, say for instance a door ding can be completed within an hour. Some customers will wait and watch us actually perform their repairs in front of their own eyes. Often times customers have no idea how damage is repaired and we are happy to discuss with them while we do the repairs. Anything from tool selection and why we choose those specific tools, to how we gain access and watching us remove simple items such as trim panels, door panels, tail lights, head lights and bumpers. Most that are willing to watch find it very intriguing.
How Long Does It Take To Remove A Big Dent From My Vehicle?
Bigger damage is still often repaired within one day. Often times depending on the damage, why try and schedule the customer to drop their vehicle off the night before repairs. This as stated above allows the vehicle to be dried off and clear of dirt, water and snow when we start the repairs. Often times we will start the repair process that night they drop their vehicle off just to get a good head start. We are more than willing to work around peoples schedule to accommodate them and their needs.
How Long Do Hail Damage Repairs On A Vehicle Take?
There are many factors that come into play when giving a time frame for hail damage repairs. Often times insurance companies get involved and are the biggest factor for the turn around time. When parts are damaged they need to be ordered and most times are available and sent to our shop withing 1 to 3 business days, parts on back order are all on a case by case basis. All work and parts (some exclusions apply) are not started or ordered until AFTER the final insurance approval.
After we have the final approval from your insurance company we will start the repairs and order all of the necessary parts required for your repairs. The severity of the vehicles damage will greatly affect the time that is needed to repair your vehicle, lighter damaged vehicles can take just a day or 2. Bigger damaged vehicles may take 3-5 days.
Most hail damage claims start to finish, including the time needed to work with your insurance company can be completed in just one week. We often have customers schedule with us to drop their vehicle off Monday morning and make arrangements with their vehicle rental if they have one. Most repairs are then completed by that Friday, allowing the customers to have their vehicle for the weekend!
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After a hailstorm, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a quality place to have your vehicle repaired. Searching for Dell Rapids hail damage repair shops doesn’t have to be difficult. Sioux Falls Dent Repair specializes in repairing all kinds of dents in Dell Rapids and its surrounding areas. Everything from minor dings to catastrophic hail damage can be removed in a matter of hours!
Better Than The Body Shop
Trained and skilled in all types of dent removal, Sioux Falls Dent Repair proves removing dents doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. On-site technicians are ready to assist with all the hail damage repair needs you have. Don’t let the insurance company direct you to a cut-rate shop that’s going to provide inferior work. Bring your hail-damaged vehicle to the professionals in Dell Rapids, where hail damage repair is made easy. We have years of experience working with all kinds of vehicles, so no matter what the damage is, we know how to fix it. We’ll make sure you leave the shop with a vehicle that looks as if it never had a dent in its lifetime.
Working With All Makes and Models
Repairing all makes and models, foreign or domestic, we make sure all of our Dell Rapids hail damage repair customers are happy and satisfied. That’s because we keep costs low and get your vehicle back to you as quickly as possible. Our primary goal is to restore your vehicle to the way it looked before the storm, and we won’t stop until you’re happy. Experts in repairing dents and aluminum panels caused by hail damage, our team of qualified technicians employ the latest technology to get you in and out the door faster. We’ll help you file your insurance claims if you want to make your experience hassle-free. When you’re searching for Dell Rapids hail damage repair shops, look no further than Sioux Falls Dent Repair.
Dents and dings happen. Often, there’s nothing we can do to stop it. But our Hartford PDR experts have some tricks to protect your car from potential damage. Here are a few ways you car might be placed in harms way without your knowing:
#1: Parking Accidents
Everyone has errands to run, and sometimes it’s on a tight schedule. Parking in the far corner of a lot might mean you have a mild walk ahead of you, but it puts your car miles from danger. Suddenly you don’t need to worry about careless drivers opening their doors, or stray shopping carts wandering into your car.
#2: Kids & Sports
If you live near a lot of kids or something like a park or a golf course then your car might score a nice catch if you’re unlucky. If you can park in a garage then that’s definitely the safest option. It’s also wise to educate children early on the value of something as expensive as a new car. However, this isn’t always in your control.
#3: Automatic Car Washes
The appeal of a 5 minute car wash without ever having to leave your vehicle is very tempting. Just know that you’re giving up some personal control when it comes to the safety of your ride. It might be wiser to give the car a thorough wash yourself.
#4: Slow Impact Fender Benders
Your fender is always the first place to be struck in an accident. If the collision happened at a slow speed then you might leave with only a minor fender bender. Depending on the extent of the damage, our Hartford PDR team can repair your fender no problem!
While these are some of the most common ways dents happen, they aren’t limited to only this list. If you find yourself the unfortunate victim of one of these incidences, our Hartford PDR team can restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Call Sioux Falls Dent Repair today at 605-595-4061 for a free quote!