Paintless Dent Removal/Repairs

Paintless Dent Removal/Repairs from The Autodentist

By: The Autodentist  28-Jan-2011
Keywords: Smash Repairs, Spray Painting, Auto Repairs

 

The Auto Dentist is a dent/hail repair specialist, repairing vehicles for auto body collision repair facilities, auto dealers/distributors, car rental/insurance companies and the general public  using  the Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) process. 

The Auto Dentist has formed alliances with dent repair organisations, both Nationally and Internationally, the alliance now numbers in excess of 100 PDR hail professionals.

The Auto Dentist views itself as a service organization with a very specialized expertise, structured to be a seamless extension of current and future business alliance partners.

Our Mission
To offer our breadth and depth of services and expertise to the appropriate parties in the event of a hail catastrophe/day to day repairs, whether that is auto body collision facility, auto dealer/distributor, car rental/insurance company or the general public.

To efficiently, effectively and professionally
address the required repairs to the affected vehicles after a hail catastrophe, through the process of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR).

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a relatively new process for removing minor dents, dings and hail damage from automobiles.

PDR saves time and money over conventional repairs. It is also very convenient for the automobile owner with repairs taking only minutes or hours compared to days with filling, sanding and repainting.

This process when applicable does more to restore and preserve the value of an automobile than any other alternative. Upon resale there is always the uncertainty of the damage the new paint is covering up.

PDR preserves the factory finish. PDR is very compatible with increased environmental concerns since no painting is involved and no waste produced.

PDR is an automotive service whose time has come. Owners and insurance companies across the country are discovering and embracing this new service.

 The Auto Dentist removes dents, dings, creases and hail damage from vehicles without affecting the original factory finish.

Skilled technicians use specially-designed tools to manipulate the metal back to its originalcondition and all Auto Dentist repairs are covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Our PDR process is faster than conventional repair methods and can be accomplished for about 1/3 the cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.     What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), is a method of removing minor dents and dings without removing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by very patiently manipulating the dent out from the back of the panel, or sometimes from the front using specialized tools.

The most important benefit is quality. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding,  fillers or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most conventional repairs. Cost is also a major benefit of Paintless Dent Repair. A typical estimate for a minor dent from a body shop usually ranges between $350 - $500 or higher. That same dent can usually be repaired for $75 - $150 using Paintless Dent Repair. Time savings is yet another advantage. That same dent can often be fixed in less than an hour. A body shop will take 3 - 5 days, or longer.

No. Today's factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. Paintless Dent Repair is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.

On minor dents, in most cases, yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, once we're done, most people are amazed at the results. We always explain in detail how your dent will likely look before any work is started.

Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with Paintless Dent Repair, it never comes back. Most dents repaired conventionally develop a ring around the dent, or sand scratch marks 3 - 6 months after the repair. This is never the case with properly performed Paintless Dent Repair.

No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by Paintless Dent Repair are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep, or twisted. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a 10 cent piece, but very deep, cannot be fixed using Paintless Dent Repair because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep. The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. About 95% of minor dents can be repaired, leaving about 5% of minor dents that can't be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.

It has become common practice by many Paintless Dent Repair technicians to drill or punch holes in places like door frames, quarter panel jambs, inner wheelhouse panels, etc. to gain access to a dent with their tools. The Auto Dentist will always take the extra time to try and repair a dent without drilling. In the event that there is no other way to repair a dent except to drill a small hole, or if it is less expensive to drill a small hole, you will always be advised of this and the choice will be yours. If a small hole is necessary, it will be rust-proofed and plugged.

No, we don't. There are too many quality problems with the quick, mobile paint repair systems. If your vehicle needs paint work, I'll be happy to refer you to a quality paint shop in your area.

We sure can. We can remove those dents for a lot less than you will be charged for "excessive wear and tear on your vehicle's exterior." If your lease is up soon, give us a call; you'll be glad you did.

Yes, we offer discounts for multiple dents. If you have more than one minor dent on a panel, we can generally include those dents for very little extra, depending on the sizes and number of dents. If your car has a lot of minor dents, we offer a per car price that is very reasonable.

Ever hear the saying "Image is everything"? Most people judge a car by its appearance. If it looks good, they assume it has been well taken care of. Used car dealers and wholesalers know this. They also know what they spend on Paintless Dent Repair will increase the price of the car, and will help them sell the car more quickly. If you're selling your car, Paintless Dent Repair is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.

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