Door Ding Dent Pricing Breakdown
We are going look at this door ding dent and do a pricing breakdown for you today. This vehicle is a 2017 Chrysler 300s. This vehicle has a door ding in the right rear door and was a referral from Superior Detail, a local detailing shop. We start off by showing you how we gain access to this damage. From there we then show how we go about pricing this damage in this door for paintless dent repair.
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Steps for Dent Repair Pricing
Measure the overall diameter of the damage.
We first setup our Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) light system so we can see a proper reflection of the damage. From there we then use our price guide that has a built in ruler to measure the damage. From there we have a base line to start the estimate.
Depth of the Dent
We then do a visual inspection of the depth of the dent. We even have a dent depth gauge that we can measure the depth in millimeters. It may not sound like a lot but a dent that is a over .25mm deep is medium depth.
Shallow Depth< .25mm
Medium Depth: .26 – .75mm
Deep Depth: : >.76mm
There are many factors in a dent repair for pricing:
Metal makeup: steel, aluminum, high strength steel, ultra high strength steel
Glue Pulling: Do we need to glue pull this area because there is no access to the backside
Obstructed damage: is there a brace or internal structure in the way of the dent that we need to work around
Body line or contour line dent: this damage is much more harder to remove
Crease dents: some creases are so sharp that they cannot be removed 100% but a significant improvement can be made, this is all determined at the estimate time prior to repair.
Edge of panel: these areas are often very tight and require specialized edge tools to repair.
Special paint finish: this includes clear film, viynal wraps, stickers or decals. These items effect the sight of the repair and can make it more difficult.
Sound Deadener: these types of sound deadener pads, glues or compounds vary from manufacture so each repair method is different.
These are just some of the major factors in pricing out paintless dent repair.
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