As far as body damage goes on your car, shallow dents and dings are not a huge problem. They affect the outermost layer of your car and the only real downside is that it will not look very good. Of course, this assumes the impact of the accident was soft enough that the paint remained intact and that’s the assumption we will be going on for this particular article. If the car’s paint was chipped or cracked due to the accident, then paintless dent repair or removal is not your best bet. (Paint repairs are a lot more involved, and can become much worse if the exposed metal is not fixed quickly.) It’s not unusual to get dents that don’t damage the paint surface, because modern automotive paints are formulated to be extremely hard and resilient.
Like any kind of car repair, you have two choices: You could hire a professional mechanic or dent repair specialist or you can break out the toolbox and get to work. A dent repair job will require special kinds of tools, however they are not very expensive. But if you’re the type who regularly dings up the family car or has bad luck with stray shopping carts in parking lots, learning to perform paintless dent removal might be worth the investment in time and money. Maybe you’ll even find out you’ve got “the magic touch” with sheet metal.
Who knows? Maybe after reading this article, you will become so well versed in the process that you can make some side money as a mobile paintless dent repair or removal technician. Since you would already know how to do it, you can show off your flawless car to all of your prospective customers.
Are you looking for auto or paintless dent repair in Pittsburgh? Give us a call, we would love to help you out!