If your vehicle has sustained damage while being left outside during a hailstorm, you may be wondering if you’re going to be stuck with your car’s pockmarked body for the lifetime of the vehicle. Fortunately, the pros at Hail Star PDR dent removal have the tools, skills, and experience to restore most auto bodies to their original condition without even requiring a repaint. Here’s a brief overview of PDR dent removal.
How It Works
PDR stands for paintless dent repair, and is more effective today than ever. Because modern auto paint offers a degree of flexibility not present in older vehicles, dents can often be corrected without any chipping or flaking. Specially designed tools are used to push the dent out from the other side of the body panel. In other cases, glue and tabs are used to pull on the dent from the outer surface. Sometimes heat is used to increase the flexibility of the paint and the metal during the process. To ensure the dent is brought flush with the original contour of your vehicle, a special light is used to create a reflection off the vehicle’s body panel. This reflection is extremely sensitive to differences in the surface, and very precise results can be achieved.
Many times insurance companies will recommend replacing an entire body panel on the vehicle. If the damage is severe, the added expense is worth replacing the panel, but if the hail damage is typical, generally we can fix it. Our technicians have years of practical experience, and are able to coax even the most stubborn dent out of the metal. Many times body panels are replaced when all the customer had to do was contact Hail Star for an inspection and a deductible free, zero down repair on any hail damage claim. When the insurance company wants to replace an entire panel, the best thing to do is get a second opinion. I mean, you would not let a surgeon remove your ear without asking for a alternate diagnosis.
If you are in need of a second opinion, Hail Star has dedicated dent inspectors to evaluate and assess your vehicle. We believe in saving our clients not only money but time, when a body panel needs to be replaced a large amount of labor is involved, including color matching the paint. Our inspection team can determine if Paintless Dent Repair is right for your specific damage. So, regardless of whether the dent was caused by a Kansas hailstorm or a runaway shopping cart, let us look at it first.
Contact Hail Star PDR Today!
The Hail Star team specializes in PDR dent removal, as opposed to any other type of auto body work. We travel across the country to areas that have been hit hard by severe hailstorms, and work to help local residents restore damaged vehicles to their original condition. You don’t have to live with hail damage to your vehicle; call the pros at Hail Star PDR today!