Aluminum Paintless Dent Repair in Texarkana

Aluminum Paintless Dent Repair in Texarkana

More and more cars are made of aluminum. We all love our trucks in Texas, and many new trucks, including Ford’s, are made completely of aluminum. Technology is evolving on cars, and so is the repair process for PDR. Preferred Paintless PDR is ready and willing to fix your aluminum dent, ding, or hail damage. 

Many vehicles these days have aluminum panels throughout. Although this has many benefits for the manufacturer and the driver,  aluminum is more difficult to repair properly. 

When cars and trucks are made with Aluminum, it is lighter, than steel and it allows automakers to increase dent resistance—they can make body panels thicker while still lowering weight. And a lower-weight vehicle has better acceleration, better braking, and better handling.

Aluminum doesn’t have a memory like steel, which most vehicles are made of, and it takes a lot of manipulation to repair properly. Our technicians are legitimate artists who have to rebuild curves, body lines, and your car’s shape back to the way it was in the factory.  Aluminum is also 7 times harder to repair than steel. It takes a lot more tork, strength, and pushing to get the panel back, equating to a longer repair time. Aluminum is one of the hardest metals to repair, and it takes a skilled and seasoned tech to get this back. 

Heat can be a valuable tool in Paintless Dent Removal. Aluminum also reacts differently from steel when heat is applied. Heat is an important part of dent removal, so we don’t crack or hurt the paint and make the metal easier to push. Aluminum not only needs heat for shaping, but it is also tricky in how it reacts to heat.

Too much heat can compromise the integrity of the aluminum and leave it permanently softened. It can also damage the paint and make it bubble, but the heat the necessary to make the aluminum malleable so it can be reshaped.

We are trained and ready to repair your aluminum cars, trucks, and vehicles at Prefered Paintless Services. Hail damage is also one of our specialties. We can fix any aluminum car that has been hit with hail or any other damage that may have occurred. While aluminum is harder to ding and dent, it still happens. 

If you have questions about door dings, dents, or damage to your vehicle, please reach out to us at the shop. We would love to help clear anything up and understand how you want to proceed with your car’s repair. We are here to make your repair easy, seamless, and we are here to help. We want to get you back on the road with a car restored to its factory condition. Please give us a call or stop by the shop to estimate the damage. We want to explain the dent removal process to make things seamless and easy and get you back on the road and cruising. Call Us Today at 903-280-8190 or fill out our contact form here!

How We Make Our Texarkana Hail Dent Repair Estimates

Your Texarkana Hail Dent Repair Estimate

When determining your Texarkana hail dent repair estimate, technicians need to take into account three standout factors:

  • How big is the dent?
  • How deep is the dent?
  • Where is the dent located?

A few clear pictures could be enough to provide an accurate assessment, but often times we need to see the damage for ourselves under professional lighting equipment. Small details can make a big difference in the quality of your repairs, and we want to make sure we always provide the highest quality results.

Dent Area

The first thing we look for regarding you Texarkana hail dent repair quote is how large the dent is. For many of the hail dents we encounter we start by comparing it to a small coin. The average hail ding is about the size of a nickel, but upon closer inspection the metal around the dent will be stretched. This detail is incredibly important as you want to avoid cracking the paint finish.

Dent Depth

Secondly, the strength of the impact and shape of the object both determine how deep the dent is going to be. For example, a small pebble may not have a wide influence, but the ridged edges cause very sharp dings. These are especially difficult to remove without damaging the paint due to how taught the metal is. Ultimately, this is far more important to your Texarkana hail dent repair quote than the area.

Dent Location

Finally, we take a look at where the damage started. Since you found the dent you probably already know where it is; that part is obvious. However, we’re looking to provide a Texarkana hail dent repair quote. In order to knock the dent out, we need to have access to the back of it. That means removing panels and working between parts. Unfortunately, dings can sometimes land in pretty peculiar places, making them difficult to remove. If the ding has landed on the edge of a door panel, it’s likely we won’t be able to fix it because the metal is tough, and we can’t access the back of it.

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