Paintless Dent Repair, also called paintless dent removal, refers to a way of removing small dents in a car’s body without the need for painting the affected area. Generally, paintless dent repair can be used on either steel or aluminum panels. The process involves using a special welding gun that seals the dent from the outside, and then welding the affected part back on itself using an acetylene welding agent. The welding is done just ahead of the paint because the weld is less prone to breakdown due to heat, and the repaired part is easier to reach since it is smaller. Since there is no need to paint the repaired area, the vehicle owner will not need to worry about any permanent visual change.
In most cases, Paintless Dent Removal can be performed on a regular basis, although this depends on the condition of the damaged area. Generally, Paintless Dent Repair is less time consuming than traditional repairs. In addition, the process can easily be completed even when the weather is inclement. With all these advantages, Paintless Dent Repair has become a popular option for many car owners.
However, the main benefit of Paintless Dent Removal is the cost. The average time for paintless dent repair is only about two hours, which is well within the skill of the average car owner who often works longer hours. As a result, Paintless Dent Removal often costs only half as much as traditional repairs. Since Paintless Dent Repair does not involve painting, the vehicle owner can also save on paint, saving even more money.