The most common phrase or question a customer says when they come in to have a ding or a dent repaired with the paintless dent repair method is “do you think you can pop this out”? Now if you have never had paintless dent repair done or watched it done you probably think that they just pop right out or we use a big hammer and strategically place a couple of blows on the back of the dent. It really doesn’t work this way. It takes planning finesse and patience to properly repair a dent, door ding, or hail damage.
I was watching a PGA Golf tournament over the weekend. When you watch the players everyone has a special style or technique but the outcome is a beautifully struck golf ball that can go just about anywhere they want it to. The Professional golfer makes the game look so easy. Now we all know that they spend countless hours a week practicing their swing to become this good. They all have a passion for what they’re doing. The same holds true for the PDR professional.
The majority of dents are caused by a violent act like a car door striking another. To repair the damage takes finesse. You don’t have a quality repair when it’s done as violently as when the damage occurred. For a professional repair, you need to use specially designed PDR tools that help the technician gently massage the metal back to its original shape. Just like a Pro Golfer has many clubs in his bag a PDR professional has many different tools with different bends, handles, and tips to achieve that perfect repair.
It takes time to understand dents, dings, and what process must be taken to repair the damaged door of the fender of your car. The average person that has no formal training will just start pushing with no plan or direction. So the next time you need a paintless dent repair done in the San Antonio area give the guy’s at Concours Auto Salon a call they are Vale Certified in the art of paintless dent repairs.