Paintless Dent Repair/Bumper Repair
What is PDR?
Paintless dent removal is the process in which we
"massage" dents out using a combination of glue pulling,
pressing, and tapping down.
Benefits of PDR?
There are many benefits to PDR. The first is the ability
to get your dent fixed at a fraction of the price it would
cost for you to take it to a body shop for the same repair,
typically 2/3's the price. You save down time that you
normally would have by eliminating you having to keep your
car at a body shop. It eliminates the cost of you having
to rent a car or finding other means of transportation.
Your car maintains it's original oem paint so you don't have to worry
about your paint not matching or blending other body panels.
You maintain your oem parts.
Downsides to PDR?
Although PDR is the best alternative to body work there are some
risks involved. The first would be the slight
possibility of pulling off the paint if glue pulling is needed.
Although this is rare, it differs from car to car and whether or not it's
been previously repainted. Possibility of not coming out to 90-100%, some
dents will simply not come out perfect depending on location, size,
how much a panel has been stretched, whether or not there is a
brace in the way, etc. You will be informed of all risks before any
work is to be performed.
When is PDR not the right option?
If you have a large dent on a easily replaceable body part
(hood, trunk, fenders) and your paint is cracked or peeling
as a result of it being dented in any way, it MAY be a cheaper
route to get a new part and having it resprayed.If a dent is located
on a unaccessible region of the car.
How long does the process take?
Most repairs can be completed within an hour or less. For larger size dents
it can take anywhere from 1-4 hours.
What is fender rolling?
Fender rolling is the process of "folding" the lips on the inside
of your fenders/quarter panels upwards and flat against the inside
of your fender well.
What does fender rolling do?
It allows you to run wider tires, wider wheels, lower offset wheels
without having to worry about damaging your fenders or cutting your
tires and possibly resulting in a blowout.
What are the risks?
Unlike fender shaving/cutting, fender rolling helps to maintain some
structural integrity in your fenders. As for risks, there are
virtually none(so long as the tech knows what they are doing)
The first risk is the possibility of your paint cracking. This
is something that is dependent on various factors. In most cases a technician simply can
not look at your car and tell you if it will crack or not.
Cracking is dependent on factors such as: make of vehicle, location you live,
paint condition, current scrapes/scratches, etc.
The second risk, which really only applies to those of you who are
in need of a fender pull/flare, is that once the metal is stretched
you won't be able to get it back to its OEM form without body work.
For those of you who only need rolling this doesn't apply.
We do take all proper precautions in doing this, which includes
cleaning the fender prior to roll, removing any and all screws/brackets
that will interfere with rolling, heating the paint properly with a heat
gun, and rolling the fender with the proper equipment.
How long does fender rolling take?
The process itself takes between 40-60 minutes for a pair depending on the car.
We always do our rolls completely flat unless otherwise instructed. There
is nothing worse than paying for something and only getting 75% of it done.