Paintless Dent Repair Techniques
Paintless Dent Repair, also called paintless dent repair, refers to a process of removing small dents in a vehicle’s body through the use of a specialized paintless dent removal dent repair kit. As long as the paint is still intact, a variety of minor damage can usually be repaired using paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repairs can be used on all types of metal and aluminum panels. Metal and aluminum are often much more susceptible to chipping and cracking under normal conditions, but can also suffer from extreme temperatures (or extremes of temperature and humidity). The extreme cold weather often occurs when the weather is referred to as being transitional, meaning it is either very hot or very cold for extended periods of time.
This is why people who live in areas that receive extremely cold and/or hot seasons, especially in the northern and eastern United States, are particularly at risk. Often, individuals will wait until their vehicle’s paint has warmed up before repairing dings and dents. However, even if the paint is warm, the dings and dents are not always cured properly when they initially appear. The result can often be a raised spot, surrounded by a ring of depressed and darkened spots, which can sometimes be difficult to see with the eye. With the aid of paintless repair techniques, panels can be completely restored to their pre-accident condition in just an afternoon, depending on the severity of the damage.
Because hail can cause a huge number of problems for vehicles, most insurance companies do not pay to repair vehicles that have hail damaged. In addition, because most paintless dent repair techniques require the replacement of panels that are either dinged or damaged in hail, it is often necessary to purchase the parts needed for such repairs. If the damage is severe enough, it may be necessary to replace the whole panel. If you live in an area that regularly receives heavy amounts of hail, it is often best to avoid hail damage altogether, and choose instead to pay out of pocket for your vehicle repairs. The best option, however, is to install a hail guard, which can help to ensure that your vehicle remains safe regardless of the amount of hail that pounds upon it day after day.