Paintless Dent Repair – Is It An Option?
Paintless Dent Repair refers to a method of eliminating small dents in your car’s body by using an epoxy paintless repair kit. Paintless dent repair can be used to repair almost any damage on the exterior of your car, even if the paint has been damaged. In order to qualify for paintless auto repair, you must have an all-metal vehicle that hasn’t suffered an accident and has a factory paint job. The reason you need a factory paint job for paintless dent repair is because the repair process damages the metal underneath it, making it impossible for the paint to stick to the repaired area. If you’re going to attempt this procedure, it is recommended you have a professional perform the repair. If you attempt this repair yourself, you could seriously damage the paint and have permanent marks.
The best option for repairing your vehicle is usually to hire a technician to perform the repairs. While it is generally very affordable to hire a technician, it is generally not the cheapest option. Many technicians charge a lot less than a licensed technician and are much more experienced. One thing you should consider before hiring a technician to perform paintless dent repair is the experience of the technician. Generally speaking, you’re best off hiring someone who’s performed many similar repairs, and someone who has a lot of experience with the procedures.
Unfortunately, if you attempt these repairs yourself, there is a chance you could damage the paint or the underlying metal causing the repairs to be ineffective. You run the risk of damaging the vehicle worse than if you’d let it sit. The best way to avoid this potentially disastrous situation is to take your car to a professional auto mechanic for paintless dent repair. They will charge much less than a technician and understand the procedures far better. However, even after painting, if you’ve done it wrong, you still have to bring it back in for a re-do. If you have minor dings, scratches, or chips, most automotive shops can easily patch these up without having to charge you.