Is Paintless Dent Repair Right For My Car?
Does your car have a dent from minor collision, errant shoping cart or maybe hail damage? If you have dents and bumps on your car, even large ones then paintless dent repair may be the best option for you. Whether if you have one or a hundred such dents, your car needs a Paintless Dent Repair from the Pro’s at Alan Byer Collision.
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
PDR is a unique way to get your car back into its original shape by removing small and medium-sized dents without the need for re-painting. A skilled Alan Byer technician gently rubs, massages, knocks, and hammers the dents out from the underside of the body panel using special tools. This method makes sure that dent repair is done in such a way that your vehicle’s original paint finish remains intact.
What techniques are used in Paintless Dent Repair?
Our Tech uses special metal tools, rods, picks, and light hammers to slowly feel the metal sheet and push it in the right way by exerting the necessary pressure from the inside out, gently smoothing out the surface to remove the dent.
By applying controlled forces on the dented metal, it is possible to completely reverse the effects of the impact. So the panel looks like it was never damaged, as the original paint remains undisturbed as before.
Won’t the paint crack during the process?
If too much force is applied, the paint will crack. But our dent specialists will do this very gently, as all rubbing and pushing is done from behind the dent. It is a methodical work that starts at the outer periphery of the dent, gradually closing in, until it eventually disappears completely.
What are the advantages of Paintless Dent Repair?
There is no need for filling, scraping, grinding, and re-painting that is normally required in routine body repair, so the original factory paint is preserved. There is no issue of color matching and there is no loss of value in the pre-owned car market because there is no repainting involved. PDR is quick and efficient, as most jobs can be completed within a short time, saving you both time and money.
Can PDR work for all types of dents?
Once you bring the car to us we will assess if the repair job can be performed by PDR or not. If the dents are very deep or located at seams then PDR is not suitable. But shallow dents even if quite large can be repaired using PDR.
How hard-to-get dents are repaired?
It is necessary for our technician to have good access from behind the dent. In some cases, interior panels or exterior body parts may be temporarily removed to provide easy back access.
What if there is no access from the rear?
If there is no access possible from the rear, then our techs may use the glue pulling method. Nylon plugs are bonded on the dent by hot-melt adhesives. When cool, these dents are pulled out with a special tool into their original shape. This method allows working from the outside too.
Does PDR require special expertise?
Not all body shops can offer this service as only specialized trained, skilled and qualified technicians can do a Paintless Dent Repair job. Special tools are required for PDR, but more importantly, the technicians must be trained, qualified, and experienced to do PDR jobs successfully.
What about older cars?
If your car is a classic, older than 90’s model then again PDR will not be feasible, since the paint is not flexible enough and the metal is thick and not quite malleable. Always check with us to be sure, every dent is unique.
Alan Byer Knows Paintless Dent Repair in Fulton NY
We have the necessary expertise and experience to quickly repair bumps and dents from collisions and hailstorms. We can assure you that our technicians are fully qualified, have the necessary expertise and experience to repair the damage to your car quickly in a cost-effective manner. Contact us Today!