Minor vehicle damage happens in seconds, but repairing them can take ages. Even the most minor dents and scratches can require you to leave your vehicle at the auto body shop overnight – and they’ll run you a pretty steep bill, too.
If you’ve been thinking, “there has to be a better way,” and you’ve done some online research, there’s a good chance you’ve come across paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repair, or PDR, is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to fix some minor vehicle damage.
So, how do you know if PDR is right for your vehicle? Here are three points to keep in mind if you’re considering PDR.
When Paintless Dent Removal Can Fix Minor Vehicle Damage
The beauty of paintless dent repair is, of course, that it doesn’t require the use of paint. If your vehicle has suffered minor damage, but the paint is still intact, you’re likely a good candidate for PDR.
Hail damage, dents or scratches that haven’t chipped your vehicle’s paint can sometimes be massaged back into place by an autobody technician trained in paintless dent repair.
Bumper Buddies technicians have the tools, industry expertise and patience to flawlessly repair minor vehicle damage using this method. While it might look simple, paintless dent removal is a tricky process that a skilled autobody repair technician best performs.
When Your Vehicle Will Need More than PD
Once your vehicle’s primer layer or metal has been exposed, you’ll require a different method for repairing your damage.
If the bare metal of your vehicle isn’t corrected with a painting service, you run the risk of the damage rusting. On top of the fact that exposed metal just doesn’t look good, the rusted area can continue to spread underneath the paint over time.
Deeper, more severe damage needs to be corrected with a more intensive method than paintless dent repair.
How Paint Affects the Paintless Dent Repair Process
The type of paint on your vehicle can significantly affect how much paintless dent repair can do for your damage. The more flexible the auto body paint on your car, the more likely your auto body technician will be able to stretch and mold the affected panel back into place.
Not sure if paintless dent removal is right for your damage? Bumper Buddies provides complimentary, obligation-free estimates for minor vehicle damage. We’ll come right to your preferred location to assess your damage where it’s most convenient for you – whether that’s your home, your office or your local coffee shop. If you decide to go ahead with the repair process, we’ll have your vehicle serviced and looking flawless in time for your commute home.
Submitting your damage with Bumper Buddies is quick and easy; simply send photos of your damage online to book your first appointment. Prefer to get us on the phone? Call us at (720) 707-1155 or send a text to (949) 899-1055. We’d be happy to help with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.