The Paintless Dent Repair Process

The Paintless Dent Repair Process

The Paintless Dent Repair Process


Our paintless dent repair technician, Jack Bucknell, walks you through the entire repair process on this 2018 Audi Q5. This vehicle acquired this damage by parking in a parking lot, there it received 2 door dings. Here we show you how we gain access to push this damage out with our dent repair tools. We also talk about the tools we used as well as what do we do when there is a brace or obstruction in the way of a dent. How do we push the dent out then? Find out!


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Audi Dent Repair & Removal

Audi Dent Repair & Removal

Audi Dent Repair & Removal


Here we are walking you through the entire process on how we repair these door dings in this 2018 Audi Q5. This vehicle has only 8k miles on it! The customer originally brought it to us for the dent in the rear door. We gave her an estimate and scheduled the repair a couple weeks later. Later on the vehicle was brought to us for us to do the repair it had actually received another dent in the front door! We were able to do both of these repairs in an afternoon. The customer dropped the vehicle off before work and picked it up dent free after work.

In order to do these repairs we need to gain access to the backside of the damaged areas. We do this by first rolling down the windows of the damaged doors. We then install a stainless steel window guard between the window and the outer sheet metal of the door. This guard protects the window from any type of damage. It also allows us access to the damaged areas of the door without having to remove the door trim panel. We then install an inflatable window wedge in the door channel opening. We then pump it full of air to slowly and safely expand the window opening. From there we install our tools through the top of the window channel and are able to slowly work this metal out and make this dent slowly disappear.

Once the dents are then removed, we then take some extra steps to buff the minor scuffs in the paint from the impact that caused the dents. We then follow that with some rubbing compound and buffing followed by polishing the areas and a final wipe down to clean the panels off. The damage is now completely gone and undetectable, it’s like the damage had never even happened.


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Parking Lot Damage Prevention

Parking Lot Damage Prevention

The Dreaded Door Ding

You’ve had a long day and are just wanting to run to the store quick. You pull up to the closest spot to the door and jump out and go inside and get your items. Once returning to your vehicle you realize your vehicle has been struck with a door ding or unexpected damage. You feel upset, betrayed and in utter disbelief. Don’t put yourself in this position, follow some of these tips to minimize parking lot damage!

Parking Spots You Should Avoid:

Near The Store Entrance

Maybe it was raining, you’ll be in and out quickly, maybe you just don’t feel like walking any more today. We have all been there. While these spots can be the most convenient in some cases, if you come out to find a door ding or damage in your vehicle, all of that benefit goes out the window. Parking close to the store entrance opens you to a number of surprises. Typically these areas can have more random shopping carts scattered around, waiting to blow into your vehicle. These areas are also high in traffic and more traffic means a higher potential for other drivers parking near you, increasing your chance of damage.

Near or Beneath Trees

Trees can make you feel like your vehicle has some sort of shelter. While in a perfect world, that might be true, but remember mother nature can strike at any time. From furry critters sprinting along branches to random branches and nuts falling, these are all are all potential hazards for your vehicle. If you do insist on parking under an item for shade or safety, rely on a carport or some type of overhand instead.

Other Damaged Vehicles

Everyone gets into accidents from time to time, but vehicles with very big obviously damage should be avoided. If you see a vehicle with a door smashed in or similar  bigger damage this can raise a red flag. Why didn’t the vehicle owner have this damaged repaired? Does the vehicle have missing paint and big scratches? Especially with a newer vehicle it has to make you wonder why is this not repaired. If a driver is willing to neglect their own vehicle, what does it say about their thoughts on other vehicles on the roadways? Now we are not saying a damaged vehicle makes for a bad vehicle owner, but it has to make you wonder. If you have the chance to, park next to a more maintained vehicle.

So where DO you park?

Near Other Nicer Vehicles

Someone with a nicer newer vehicle typically tends to take better car of their new investment. This is especially true if the vehicle is a higher end model. Often if these vehicles ARE damage, they are repaired immediately because they want to keep their new car NEW.

Park Further Away From The Entrance

This is where you will often find nicer vehicles, people with a newly purchased vehicle tend to know, the small walk is worth it.


If your vehicle has  become a victim of parking lot damage, get in touch with us at Sioux Falls Dent Repair.


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We would be happy to get you scheduled in for an estimate and repair. Your vehicle will be looking like new again and dent free in no time!

Dents in your New Vehicle

Dents in your New Vehicle

Door Ding Repair – Sioux Falls Dent Repair

Today we are going to repair a door ding in this 2018 Subaru Outback.  As you can imagine if you had a new car, and it had a ding, you would not feel so good about it and would want a repair done.

How did this happen?

This damage was caused when the owners bicycle tipped over and bumped into her car door. The customer was scheduling to have her vehicle detailed and ceramic coated with our friends at Superior Detail and they discussed the damage. They then referred their customer to us for their door dent removal needs. We scheduled her in right away and made this repair in a short afternoon!



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4 Common Causes of Dents and Dings | Hartford PDR

4 Common Causes of Dents and Dings | Hartford PDR

Common Causes of Minor Body Damage

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!