Can you fix this dent with paintless dent repair?
This is a question we get asked all the time by customers here in San Antonio. We even have people call and ask if we can fix a door ding on a body line. They think it cant, but are not really sure because their cousin told them it couldn’t be done. The only way for sure is to know is to ask a professional. Take your car in for them to inspect the damage is the best way.
Here we’re going to show you a repair we did for the owner of a mustang. It was over 10″ long and went through a body line. The repair took a little over two hours and required the tail light be removed.
As you can see in the picture above the crease is long, deep, is not straight and goes through a body line. People often think that we just pop these dents out. 99% of the time they don’t. It takes patience and alot of finesse to sculpt the metal back to it’s original shape.
Here the dent repair is about 50% finished. We start by bringing up the center of the crease with a bullet-type tip tool. It takes several passes from one end of the crease to the other. If you look close you can see little bumps. There slight tool marks. Bringing up the center of this crease reveals a second smaller one.
The above picture is the dent finished. The body line is repaired and all the metal is back in its original place. We did do some color sanding and polishing to eliminate a line left in the clear coat from whatever caused the damage. The most important part is this San Antonio resident was very happy with the repair
Every ding and dent can be a challenge to repair. In some cases, the ding may look small but the depth of it makes it unrepairable with paintless dent repair. We don’t recommend that you try and repair it yourself or try to make a dent smaller just to try and pay a smaller price. You can end up causing more damage than you had and paying a much higher price.
Our PDR professional here at Concours Auto Salon has over 10 years of experience repairing dent and dings just like the ones you may have. He is also a Certified Master Craftsman. Certified through a third-party company called Vale National. Vale is recognized through the insurance industry.