How Dent Repair Affects Your Paint

Published On: July 22, 2019

If you’ve received bumper damage while driving around Laguna Niguel, you know that hundreds of questions cross your mind as soon as the damage occurs. From the hassle of the dropoff process to small worries like paint matching, even a small ding is a big inconvenience. With mobile bumper repair from Bumper Buddies, we take all of the stress and inconvenience out of dent repair. We’ll travel to you for repairs and walk you step-by-step through the repair process, so you’re always fully informed and worry-free. In order to keep you as informed as possible, here the answers to some commonly asked questions we receive about how dent repair affects your car’s paint.

Will PDR ruin my car’s paint?

This is a common misconception that we hear quite often. Paintless dent repair, or PDR, has no effect on your paint whatsoever, and it certainly doesn’t ruin or worsen it. PDR can only be performed when the dent has not scratched, chipped, or otherwise damaged the paint in any way. PDR works by reshaping the metal using a specialized heating tool, so there is never any sanding, filling, or other repair work that would compromise your car’s original paint job. If the repair is performed incorrectly, the paint may chip, crack, or bubble after the repair. However, when you choose Bumper Buddies mobile repair service, you’ll receive a high-quality repair every time with no paint damage, guaranteed.

What is the paint repair process?

If your car’s paint has been damaged and requires repainting, we will begin the paint repair process by removing the damaged panel or taping it off in order to avoid over-spraying areas that don’t need paint. We then prepare the surface by sanding it, smoothing it down, and preparing it with primer. In order to ensure a perfect color match for your paint, we use your car’s manufacturing information combined with computer-matched technology, mixing the paint with thinners in order to achieve the perfect product. Our technicians will lightly apply one coat of paint onto the car, blending it into the surrounding area in order to get a seamless finish. They’ll then wait for it to dry and apply additional coats as needed. Once everything has dried and the work has been completed, our technicians will walk you through the details of the repainting and ensure that you’re completely satisfied with the results.

Why is PPG paint superior?

Here at Bumper Buddies, we proudly use PPG paint to complete all of our paint jobs. PPG is the largest finishing supplier for OEM refinishes in the world, with a 130-year history to support them. PPG paints are water-based, so there’s no odor or harsh chemicals that pollute the environment. This allows companies all over the world, including ours, to reduce their manufacturing footprint while achieving the perfect paint job on every car the first time. We are able to computer match your vehicle’s paint job and achieve a 100% match every time with PPG, so you’ll never have any patchiness or discoloration. We can make your vehicle look as good as new. 

Whether you need paintless dent repair or repainting services, Bumper Buddies has you covered. When you choose a mobile bumper repair service, you’re receiving the same quality as a body shop at a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time. If you’re in need of dent repair services in Laguna Niguel, give us a call today at (949) 312-4433. We’d be happy to provide you with a free quote on your vehicle’s repair. 

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