Paintless Dent Repair refers to a way of eliminating small dents in your car’s body without the need for repainting the car. Since paintless dent repair does not require painting, it also saves you time and money. As long as the paint is still intact, a wide array of damage can still be fixed using paintless dent repair. Paintless dent repairs can even be used on steel and aluminum panels without causing any damage. You should know though that such methods have a much shorter shelf life than traditional methods.
The first step in paintless dent repair is to identify the original paint color. All original paint colors are usually still good to go with. If there is hail damage or the paint color has started to chip, then you can start by looking at the paint chip and determining if the hail damage will affect the longevity of your new paint job. If the hail damage is found and the color remains, then your repair job is successful. You can then get a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer or the dealer if needed.
If there is no paint damage and the dent is too severe for you to fix, then your next step in paintless dent repair is to make sure that the panel is stable and in good condition. A dented panel is quite often difficult to stabilize and fix so it is always best to leave the job to the professionals. Most automotive repair shops have technicians that are experts in dealing with vehicle dents and damages. It would also be a good idea to find out the length of the warranty offered by the manufacturer of the vehicle you are planning on repairing.