Advantages and Disadvantages of Paintless Dent Removal
Have you heard of paintless dent removal, a way to fix small dents on your car without filling and painting? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Check them out here.
This technique, developed in Europe in the 1940s and introduced to the United States later, is commonly used to repair dents, large and small. As long as they don't cause damage to the paint and are not deep creases.
Advantages of Paintless Dent Removal:
- This technique is less expensive because it takes less time than repairs with filling and painting
- It is much faster: you can get your vehicle back in a day or less.
- The original paint job remains intact, so the factory paint and finish warranty remains valid.
- Paintless dent removal does not affect the structural integrity of the vehicle.
- This method is ideal for repairing older vehicles without having to match the original paint color.
Disadvantages of Paintless Dent Removal:
- Slight damage to metal parts of the car can be repaired this way, but not materials such as plastic bumpers.
- These tools can only reach certain parts of a vehicle. Some places are not accessible.
- Paint scratches or chips cannot be repaired using this method.
How Does Paintless Dent Removal Work?
Sometimes the technician pushes the dent out using tools like a magnetic bullet built into a long handle. A plotter is placed on the dented side so that the location of the log can be determined. While viewing the dent under fluorescent or LED lighting, the technician pushes outward on the ball handle (rigged to increase leverage) until the smooth surface of the car is restored.
Another paintless dent removal method involves removing the dent from the front. Round discs (like suction cups) are glued to different sections of the dented surface. A rod is attached to each disc and the technician pulls hard, pushing the dent outward.
An Exhibition Finish:
When these two paintless dent removal methods have been employed, the surface of the car looks like new. No marks, no imperfections in the paint, only a smooth surface remains. Perfecting this technique requires minimal hand-eye coordination and years of practice, but the result is always worth it.