Car Dent Repair Process

Dents are an unavoidable part of owning a car, no matter if you park your car on the moon someone is likely to open a car door onto it. Most dents as mentioned above are caused in car parks where the car is stationery and another driver either bumps a part of their car on to yours or accidently knocks in to it when manoeuvring around it. Most dents can be found on the side panels of cars such as the doors or wings; you do still get dents on bonnets and boots where the damage has been caused by falling objects.

There are a few ways in which you can get a dent removed, selecting the right method entirely depends upon the type of dent it is and where it’s located on the panel.

Paint less Dent Removal (PDR)
This is the most common type of dent removal service available and is great at tackling small dents in easy to reach locations such as in the middle of panels or an area the is accessible from behind. Larger dents can be improved by PDR but the improvement rate does drop as the dents get bigger. Most businesses that use the PDR technique are mobile so they come to you to carry out the car body repair. It’s the cheapest out of the 3 removal methods available with dents costing on average between £40 – £60 to remove.

Dent Pullers
Dents pullers are pieces of equipment that can be used to pull a dent out from the cars exterior by way of varying suction cups that create a vacuum on the panel between the cup and dent from which pressure can be applied to ease the dent out. This technique is mainly used on larger dents where there are no sharp edges on the extremities of the damage giving you a 100% repair. If using this technique on odd shaped dents that are near any corner edge or angle the improvement percentage is lower. This technique is a great method for improving larger dents and can be employed with other techniques such as PDR or Fill and spray to get a better degree of perfection. The cost for this service is slightly higher than using PDR with costs between £55 – £85 for removal.

Fill and Spray
This technique can be used with all types of dents on any panel, it involves filling the dent with a type of filler and then spraying the effected panel. The only down fall to this type of service is that you would need the panel sprayed, this can cause more problems such as paintwork not matching, orange peel or even the fish eye effect if not painted correctly with the matching paint. The costs for this are the highest out of the 3 with repairs starting from £120 per panel up to £300 per panel.

The best type of service to use entirely depends upon the type of dent you have and your budget.

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