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?
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.