A pickup box side or also called bedside damage is very common if you use your pickup truck for work or hauling. It’s common for the top upper parts of the bedside to be damaged and to show waves like this seen here in the video. We can remove this type of damage using the Paintless Dent Repair method. With this method of repair, we use specialized tools to slowly massage this damage out from the backside. On bedsides it is common to gain access through the tail light area or to pull a bed cap or cover off(on the top part of the bed) and gain access though there.
All of this damage was repaired at a local body shop for their customer. This type of repair can take a couple hours vs a couple days at a body shop. This gets the customer back on the road the same day and with no repaint of their panel, this saves them for a negative history report on Carfax as well as diminished resale value. So if you have damage in your vehicle that you would like fixed using the Paintless Dent Repair method give us a call!
Today we are working on this all aluminum 2017 Ford F-250 Tailgate. One unknown fact to most people is aluminumisrepairable using paintless dent repair. One thing most people don’t know is that it is much HARDER to not only repair but to also dent as well. When compared to the same dent in steel vs aluminum the damage will be extremely different from the same impact.
In order to gain access to this damage we pulled the top tailgate cap off. This is the upper black trim pad on the top of the tailgate. We also had to pull the inner tailgate trim piece for access as well. After these items are out of the way we then have very good access to push this damage out with our tools.
Can damage in body lines be fixed using the Paintless Dent Repair method?
The answer to that question is, Yes.
Today we are working on this 2017 Chevy Camaro. There are multiple extra special steps we have to take when repairing body line damage. So just because one technician or company says it cannot be done is not necessarily always the case. The damage here is an example of extreme damage on a body line. Here is what the damage looks like under a paintless dent repair light.
Here is some footage mid way through the repair. As you can see we’ve got the body line generally back up into its original spot here. We’ve got a bunch of crown work. It’s a very slow process but we are getting it out. Now for access we are actually fortunate enough to where there is a factory access hole here. We removed a small cover and gain all of the access we need with our tools to push this damage out.
The Grand Finale
We were able to get that body line back out to its original shape without damaging the paint. Luckily this car had absolutely awesome access for where this damage was with the big factory hole we showed you earlier. The majority of this damage, was actually removed by glue pulling. For this we are actually gluing a tab onto the vehicle and pulling the damage out.
Here is a look at the finished results with a paintless dent repair light, it shows a little bit more detail. You can see we were able to get all of that damage out very nicely. Stay tuned in just a second here we’ve got the customers reaction to the repair.
“So this is my Camaro I brought into Jack, had a horrible dent in the rear quarter. This is actually the third car I’ve had Jack fix for me. A lot of people said that there was no way anyone could even get this out, I’d have to go to a body shop to get repainted, I didn’t want to do that. Jack of course he is a magician with this stuff, he got it out and you cannot even tell at all that there was ever a dent there whatsoever. The other two cars I had, same thing, I brought them here and they look like they had just rolled off the showroom floor. I would highly recommend Jack, I would never take my car anywhere else but him if I have a dent in it. He’s great at what he does and I highly recommend him.”
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We are the dent repair place for Hartford. We take care of all your worries about the dents on your automobile. Everyone would like to drive a car that is dent-free. However, this is almost impossible in the age we live. Dents and dings are unwanted guests on our cars, sometimes caused by our own error in judgment while driving. Other causes include hailstorms, fallen branches, vehicle doors, door creases, bicycles, just to mention a few. The presence of dents affects your vehicles in many ways. It mars the appearance and equally lowers its value.
However, with Sioux Falls Dent Repair servicing the Hardford area, we offer Paintless dent repair (PDR) service. With PDR, you can repair damage caused by hail storms, door dings, large dent, and minor creases on your automobile. PDR compared to the conventional dent removal method is quicker, safer, and more affordable.
Hartford Dent Repair Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does paintless dent repair take?
This normally depends on the size and place of the dent. Small dents can easily be removed in a couple hours. However, dents caused by hail storms can take several days to remove depending on the extent of the damage.
2. How much does paintless dent repair cost?
There are many variables that determine the cost of repairing damage caused by dents using paintless dent repair(PDR). Some of these include the extent of the damage, what caused the damage, and where on the vehicles it’s located. We can provide a quote online or over the phone if you fill out our contact form.
3. Does paintless dent repair have any side effects?
Paintless dent repair has no side effect on your vehicle or the environment. We don’t use paint, filler, or any other substance with harmful chemicals or gases.
4. Will my vehicle paint be damaged?
No. Paintless dent repair does not in any way affect the paint of your automobile. Paintless dent repair remains the only way to remove dents on your vehicle and still keep your factory car paint.
5. Can Paintless Dent Repair fix any dent on my vehicle?
Depth and location are the two most important factors that determine if Paintless Dent Repair can repair a dent. If a dent is small but deep, the use of PDR might not be able to fix such because it might involve stretching the metal. However, PDR can effectively fix 95 percent of minor dents that are small but not too deep.
6. What are the risks of wrong color matching using PDR?
There is no risk of incorrect color matching, as PDR does not involve the use of paint in removing the dents on your automobile.
Paintless dent repair offers a fast, affordable, and environmentally friendly way to keep your vehicle value high with a flawless finish. Our Hartford dent repair team uses state of the art tools and industry leading repair methods to carefully remove any minor body damage without a trace. Call us today at 605-595-4061 for a free damage estimate today!
There are many different forms of hail repair, and some may be better than others when it comes to your repair needs. Traditional hail repair, remove and replace, and paintless dent repair are all commonly used methods of hail repair in Sioux Falls. Today, we wanted to focus on traditional hail repair.
What Are Traditional Repairs Like?
Traditional hail repair is easy to come by, but it’s not the ideal form of dent repair in many cases. This method of Sioux Falls hail repair has auto technicians sand down your dent to prepare it for the process, feathering the paint as they do so. Then, the dent is filled with putty, also known as a filler, to smooth out the dent and blend it with the rest of the body panel. Finally, the putty is painted over to remove signs of repair.
The Benefits of PDR
One of the major problems with fillers is that they create the appearance of true repair without actual repairs being done. Rather than being removed completely as is done in paintless dent repair, dents are filled in and covered up. Due to this, traditional hail repair is usually less durable than paintless dent repair.
PDR has traditional hail repair beat financially, too. Traditional hail repair shows up on service reports, while PDR does not. Your car’s resale value can decrease based on any service it’s had done. Plus, PDR is naturally less expensive than traditional hail repair in Sioux Falls.
Fillers do work for hail repair, but you won’t get the best value for your money. The best repair method is definitely PDR. Traditional repair methods and PDR both result in a smooth car exterior, but PDR repairs can better stand the test of time. Instead of choosing traditional hail repair, look into Sioux Falls PDR. It’s a more affordable process that will give you more in the long run.