Charlotte, North Carolina Auto Dent Repair
A simplistic description of PDR is, “The use of a series of different sized and length metal instrument rods with varying degrees of bends and tip shapes to access the inside/back side of automobile body panels and applying pressure on the back side of the dented area, pushing the dent out.”
We also use malleting and knock down techniques used in the process as a way of releasing stress or pressure waves created from the impact. Glue Pulling is a secondary method used for repairing dents and dings depending on the degree of depth and location of the damage in question.
Glue pulling is an important and critical approach toward fixing dents that cannot be accessed from the backside. As the name implies, plastic tabs are glued to the outer surface of your vehicle’s damaged area, and by connecting a pulling tool to these tabs and applying pulling pressure to remove or soften the affected area, can result in paint being pulled off the vehicle. This technique requires the vehicle to have its original factory paint, along with an experienced technician’s well-honed skills to avoid any paint issues.
Dents can be fixed on many different types of sheet metal including aluminum. Door Dings are the most common kind of damage that can be repaired with our process in a short amount of time. Larger dents are also repairable, provided that the damaged area is not stretched beyond the limits of repair and that their location is also conducive to accessibility. Creases are also a common type of damage that are challenging and rewarding when perfection is achieved. We can repair most dents within the limits of reason and save you time and money along with the original factory finish of your automobile.
A large percentage of people attempting to perform this kind of repair have not been correctly trained and are inexperienced and ill equipped to perform this type of repair correctly.
This is a difficult process that requires concentration, patience and all the essential tools centered in an environment with all of the proper lighting.
Even with all of these advantages in a tech’s possession, the process is time consuming to achieve a great repair.
Choosing a reputable company with technicians that are skilled in PDR and automotive assemblage is very important. This is a professional service, so choose a company with the great regard to integrity; a bad technician can make the affected area worse; it’s not worth any amount of savings or possible loss of paint warranty on your vehicle. Dent Mechanics, LLC makes the process easy and risk free, we offer free estimates on door dings, hail damage, crease repair and dents in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding area.
Some simple questions to ask:
- How long have they been in business?
- Do they have any real referrals? Google, Bing, YAHOO, etc?
- Do they have Garage Liability Insurance?
- Do they have any relationships with Insurance Companies?
- Do they have any Dealership or Body Shop Relationships?
- Do they have a physical retail location and not just a mobile service? (Very Important)
- Does the technician represent himself or herself and the industry professionally?
- Does the Company have a written Guarantee or Warranty?
- Pay attention to the tools they are about to use on your vehicle. “A dirty gun case with rusty tools” Not Recommended!