How Do Shops Remove Dents From Cars?
There’s nothing worse than coming out of the grocery store to a fresh dent in your door. Whether you were the victim of an unreturned cart or a careless driver, unexpected dents are a factor of car ownership that no one ever warns you about. Dents aren’t just unsightly, the lower the resale value of the car, and reduce the chances that you’ll be able to sell the vehicle in the first place. They also break the protective seal which keeps the metal of your car from rusting. This means that an unrepaired dent can metastasize into a rusted-out panel. If you’re unlucky enough, a correctly placed dent can even impede the functionality of doors, windows, and side view mirrors.
The internet is full of videos made by people who are privy to all sorts of dent removal techniques. Many remove dents from their vehicle panels by using a heat source. Some make use of the force of a vacuum. Some techniques are little more than carefully hammering the dent out. The techniques you can do at home vary in efficacy.
Generally speaking, the smaller the dent, the more likely you are to be able to fix it at home. If you’re dealing with vehicle dents which are more than half an inch deep or more than three inches wide, a successful repair depends upon you taking your car to the right auto body repair shop. So you’ve decided to take your car to a proper collision repair shop to get the dents fixed. What are they going to do to your car?
Hammer and Dolly
A mechanic has no problem removing parts and panels. With the correct tools, a mechanic can hammer out your hard to reach dents in no time.
Fill and Refinish
Deep dents and those which are more than a few inches long are stripped of paint, filled with a putty-like primer. Once this primer dries, it is sanded smooth, then primed and painted.
A dent remover is essentially an industrial suction cup which can be secured to the slick paint of a car in order to pull out a dent.
Dents near the edges of panels can be gently wiggled into place by a skilled dent repair technician. This is often the only solution (short of a complete panel replacement) when a dent makes it difficult to operate a door, window, or side mirror.
Sometimes the technician will use a stud welder to weld bits of metal into the dent so that they can pull a deep dent out by hand.
Sky Collision Your Auto Dent Repair Removal Experts
As with all car repairs, the most important aspect of the job is not what tools are used, but what shop does the work. At Sky Collision, our Dent Repair Technicians produce work so good, it’s like the dent never happened!
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