The Two Types of Dent Repair

Denver residents know that minor car damage is unavoidable. If it doesn’t happen on your morning commute, hail will dent up your car just in time for spring. If you’re going to require dent repair service, it’s important to know that there are two different types of dent removal: traditional dent removal and paintless dent removal (PDR). If your dent is accompanied by scratches, scuffs, or paint chips, you’ll need traditional dent repair work. If no paint was damaged during the impact, however, your technician will likely perform paintless dent removal.

Paintless Dent Removal

If your car suffers a dent that does not damage or scratch the paint in any way, your technician will likely use the paintless dent removal technique (PDR). In order to avoid further paint damage, our technicians will remove the damaged panel from the car for the repair. We use specialized tools to heat and reshape the panel, returning it to its original form. Because there is no paint damage, we won’t need to sand or paint the area. PDRs are typically completed in just one to two hours, and they’re an inexpensive repair option compared to more invasive procedures.

Traditional Dent Removal

If your car’s dent includes damage to the paint, you’ll require traditional dent repair service. Traditional dent repairs typically take more time than paintless dent removal, but the processes begin similarly. Our technician will remove the car panel, if necessary, and use specialized heat tools to slowly reshape the metal and restore it to its original form. We will then repair the surface’s scratches or chips by sanding and smoothing the area. After the area is fully restored to its original shape, we’ll paint the damaged area with a perfectly-matching shade, so your car looks as good as new. Traditional dent repair – although more extensive than PDR – still only takes about three to four hours, so you’ll be ready to go in no time.

With Front Range Bumper Solutions, any form of dent repair is hassle-free and affordable. Our mobile service will travel to you – whether at work, home, or Starbucks – and repair your vehicle in a matter of hours. We offer very competitive pricing for the Denver area, and our work is always top notch and thorough. If you’d like to receive a free quote for your vehicle, call us at (720) 222-5044 today!