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What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Dents are the result of minor automotive collisions. It doesn’t take much impact for a mark to be left behind after a bump or accident. A minor dent can be a major inconvenience for drivers since the repairs needed to remove the dent are known to be complicated and extensive. Fortunately for drivers in the modern age, collision repair technicians have found a way to simplify dent removal.

Previously, dent removal would consist of adding on a whole new part or suctioning the dent out and then reapplying a coat of paint to cover up where the repair took place. However, that practice is no longer the most optimal method, and modern-day collision repair technicians use a method known as paintless dent removal.

Read below to learn about this advanced method that automotive collision repair technicians frequently use.

What’s Paintless Dent Removal?

When a car experiences a dent that significantly damages the structure of its body, the indent needs to be restored for visual and protective purposes. Instead of removing the damaged piece, installing a new stock piece, and applying a fresh coat of paint to match your car’s color, trained collision repair technicians attack the dent by using paintless dent removal.

Paintless dent removal is when technicians approach restructuring the dent from behind the damaged area. Collision repair technicians will begin to push the dent back into place and because they’re completing the procedure from behind, or underneath, the dent. This means the outside of your car stays intact.

A new coat of paint won’t be needed since the paintless dent removal process is a restructuring of the current piece. No new paint will need to applied, and an experienced collision repair technician will be able to restore the damaged area so it looks brand new.

When drivers elect to have their dents repaired through the paintless dent removal process, they experience a number of benefits, including the following:

  • Non-damaged paint finish that won’t affect the resale value of the vehicle
  • Quick and easy procedure with a fast turnaround time
  • Car that looks brand new

Drivers who have experienced a dent from a collision or accident will undeniably be stressed about the fate of their car and how much they’ll have to spend to restore it to its natural elegance. Fortunately, aspiring collision repair technicians will learn how to properly conduct a paintless dent removal procedure, which will leave you satisfied with your work and your customer content and relieved.

As long as there are collisions, there will be a demand for collision repair technicians who know optimized methods, such as paintless dent removal, of restoring cars to their natural shape and appeal. Click Here to learn more about ATC’s collision technology program.

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4 thoughts on “What is Paintless Dent Removal?

  1. Tyler Meredith

    It’s interesting that this method of removing a dent is one of the best for the paint. I recently bumped into the side of my garage, leaving a dent on my car. Since the damage is purely dents, and no scratches I really feel no need to replace the panel. I’ll definitely have to look into paintless dent removal, as I think this would be a good way to get my car looking as good as ever.

  2. Nathan Johnson

    Thanks for explaining about paintless dent removal and how it works! It is really cool that we have the technology to fix dents without damaging the exterior. I have heard that if you have a crease in the dent, that this is not an option. Is that true? If so, do you know other options to fixing a dent? Thanks!

  3. Tim Hazlewood

    It’s interesting that this method of removing a dent is one of the best for the paint.

  4. Jack Mulligan

    My car is a somewhat weird color, so I really don’t want to get dents taken out that require a new coat of paint. I had resigned to the fact that I would need to get a new paint job, or live with the dents. It looks like I have a great option that allows me to keep my unique color, and get the dents out!

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