Despite its explosive popularity, paintless dent repair has been around as long as the first street cars. It was used as a way to repair vehicles in production lines to prepare them for shipping and resale (It was difficult to sell a damaged car, even back then.) This basic process only used a tablespoon to press the dents back into place, and has since evolved to include professional training and equipment. Now, the industry is booming more than ever, and Texarkana small dent repair techs can repair most kinds of minor body damage.
What Causes a Minor Dent?
In order to start repairing a dent, we first need to know where it came from; and what kind of damage it has done. Small dents can come from a number of sources that each have a large impact on how we decide to remove it:
Hail storms are a drivers worst nightmare. If you thought one small dent was bad, try dozens of tiny craters all over the surface of your car. Hail damage can mean much more than just a few unsightly blemishes. The damage left by hail stones is actually considerable and, if large enough, can even cause serious harm to the integrity of your vehicle. One of the most common disasters we see accompany a recent hail storm is interior electrical damage. Large hail stones can crack paint and break windows on impact leaving your interior exposed. The hail then melts and leaks into the most fragile parts of your vehicle.
Crowded parking lots and garages create an environment that attracts small dents like a magnet. Oblivious passengers and excited children open their doors quickly, bumping the car next to them, and creating a ding or crease. Normally, these kinds of dents are no problem to fix; but sometimes they can create sharp valleys that are not easy to get rid of.
Many drivers think that collision damage, no matter what, has to be repaired by a body shop; however, in the case of low speed bumper or fender benders they can often be fixed for a fraction of the price paintlessly.
When you pick a paint job you probably pick the color that you feel represents you the best. But do you stop to think about what else that finish does for you? Or why your car has to have with one?
The Science of Automotive Paint
Car paint isn’t the same as other kinds of paint. When you look at something like a house or a fence, it’s likely you will find flakes and scratches, even if the paint is only a few days old. But car paints hold up for a very long time. Why is that? Painting a car involves many steps and compounds. The most important pieces of your finish are the binder and the clear coat. Your binder determines how the paint sticks to your car and how resilient it’s going to be. The clear coat provides some added shine as well as extra protection against chips and scratches. So now you know why you paint is so tough, but why does it need to be? Cars a made up of much stronger materials anyway right?
Rust Corrosion and Other Damage
All cars are made of tough resilient metals that are meant to protect its passengers. But what happens when the metal gets rust or begins to corrode? Very bad things indeed. All metal is susceptible to damage from the elements (water, heat, dirt, harmful chemicals, etc.) and cars are no exception; so vehicle manufacturers apply a clear coat over its entire body to protect the insides. This covers everything, including the exposed metal parts that aren’t painted. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that rust can spread so one small flaw ends up costing them hundreds, or worse. Even the tiniest scratch in your paint job could spell disaster for your car if left unattended. Make sure to repair dings and cracks as soon as possible.
How to Ruin The Value of Your Car
If you are looking for a way to absolutely ravage your resale value as fast as possible then rust and corrosion can certainly do that for you. Nobody wants to buy an ugly car, much less a death trap on wheels. If you plan on selling your ride in the future make sure you repair any paint damage as soon as you notice it. This includes ugly dings. They might look like little harmless craters but in time they can become a home for damage to fester. Even if they haven’t had time to rust, a few dings definitely won’t do you any favors.
Our Texarkana ding repair experts possess the skills and know-how to remove nearly all minor craters without compromising your paint job. Nobody can match our quality at the turnarounds and affordable rates we provide. Start removing damage the paintless way. Contact our Texarkana ding repair shop today at (903) 280-8190 or fill out our free online estimator!