Dent Removal in St. Louis
Choosing Auto Beauty Specialists is the first step in restoring your vehicle to its original look. Our dent experts will assess your vehicle’s damage and help you determine the best repair option. Contact us to schedule an appointment and we’ll get your vehicle restored in no time!
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless dent removal (PDR) is commonly used for minor dents when the vehicle’s paint is still intact. PDR removes minor pressure damage on the metal body without damaging the original paint finish. This technique is appealing because it is fast and cost-effective because you keep the existing parts.
Technicians use tools to pop dents. Some dents or creases require the technician to push them from the inside out while other times, they’ll need to be pulled from the outside with the use of specially designed tabs. When performing PDR, skilled technicians use specialized lighting to manipulate the metal in precise locations and restore it back into its original position.
Aluminum is more difficult to repair because it lacks so-called “metal memory.” Repairing damage on an aluminum body requires special tools because those commonly used on steel can actually end up causing further damage to the aluminum. That is why it is crucial to choose an auto body repair shop that has a team of professionals who are highly experienced in dent repair, like the ones at Auto Beauty Specialists.
Factors that determine if PDR is an option:
- The location of the damage
- The size of the dent
- The extent of the damage
- The type of metal (aluminum vs. steel)
When major damage from hail or other causes results in sharper dents that have broken through the vehicle’s paint, traditional repair may be required. Traditionally, auto body technicians remove and replace the damaged part after pounding the dent out.
It is usually a costlier option because it involves a process of replacing panels, bonding, sanding, and repainting the entire vehicle to match the part that has been repaired. This technique is often used when the damage is too large for paintless dent removal.
Auto Hail Damage Repair
Even the smallest dent from hail damage or a door ding can be annoying. Whether the damage your automobile has endured requires paintless dent repair or traditional dent removal, when you choose Auto Beauty Specialists, it will be as if the dent never even happened — and you don’t lose the value of your vehicle.
We work with all major insurance providers and are knowledgeable on their various guidelines — so we’ll be your liaison in the matter.