November 24, 2017

Paintless Dent Removal: How it Works

Your vehicle is important to you. What you drive says a lot about you and the image you want to portray. That’s why you take care of your ride by keeping it clean, driving with care, and parking it a safe distance from other vehicles to avoid dents and dings. Even with all this effort, you may still someday find a small dent on your vehicle. Don’t despair, though, because you’ve got the best source for Paintless Dent Removal in Muskego just a short drive away: Morgan’s Collision Center.

Like an unsightly battle scar, a dent on your vehicle can mar your car’s otherwise beautiful finish. Regardless of how much you may try to ignore its presence, it’s there – a constant reminder of an accident you’d prefer to forget. Every time you park your car and see the dent, your stomach starts to sink as you think about how much work it would be to have it repaired. Sound familiar? If so, you’ll be thrilled to know removing a dent is much easier than you’ve probably ever thought possible.

Morgan’s Collision Center is an expert in the art of paintless dent repair (PDR). We’ve honed our skills in this specialized technique over the years and have become your best bet for getting rid of that unsightly ding or dent quickly and without filling, sanding and repainting.

Paintless dent repair exploits a property of sheet metal known as shape memory. Once a body panel is manufactured by stamping in a massive tool at the factory, that metal is “programmed” into that specific shape. The metal wants to retain that shape, and will fight any minor deformations and attempt to return to the unaltered shape. This property serves us well in auto body work, since small dents can frequently be popped back into shape with nearly no evidence that a dent ever existed.

An assortment of tools may be used to accomplish this, depending on where the dent or ding is located on the vehicle. If it’s in a place where it can be accessed from the inside of the body panel, a long, angled dent repair tool can often push it back into place from the inside. If not, a pull tool may be used. These tools make use of powerful suction cups to attach to the panel at the dent and force it to pop back into its rightful shape.

This is not a beginner or DIY activity, and requires a skilled hand with years of experience to do correctly. If the sheet metal isn’t creased, and the metal and paint haven’t stretched, a dent repaired with paintless dent removal will not be noticeable at all – it will look as if it was never there.

Contact us today!

If you’re sick of staring at the dent on your vehicle, be sure to contact us here at Morgan’s Collision Center on our website or by calling 414-427-9080. We’ll discuss your needs and restore your vehicle to its beautiful former self.