June 1st, 2016
Conventional means of repairing dents includes stretching the metal as far as possible where the paint has been damaged.
A lot of people often mistake conventional and paintless repair for each other.
Commonly, car owners just want the damage fixed. Of course, on the flip side, people also want their car to look perfect without spending a fortune.
It seems easy to just pop a dent out of a car. But sometimes that method is not an option…look below to see what determines how the dents can be removed.
1. There cannot be any damage to the paint. A broken finish in the paint can allow for rust in the future.
2-None of the metal can be stretched out. If the metal is stretched, you risk having a lump on the service because the original area will be much bigger than the dent.
The Price You Pay for Conventional Repairs
If coventional dent repair is the method for your car, great skill and time will be needed. Some of the most important steps include –
The dent needs to be filled in
The paint must match
Having dents repaired like this takes days
A finish needs to be applied to make it smooth
Compared to paintless dent repair, you may be spending over 8 times as much as you would have the other way. For this reason, the amount of dmage that your paint and the metal have will impact the cost of the repairs.
Avoiding Conventional Dent Repair Expense
Frequently, the paintless repair is an option. The most important condition is that the original finish is intact. The process requires a technician to:
Certain tools need to be used to reshape the metal and some panel need to be moved around so the dent can be accessed from behind
Technicians will have the necessary tools needed to re-mold the metal
The technicians will also reach the dent from behind some panels
Some panels will likely be shifted in order the the repair person to get to the dent from different angles, and the metal will be sculpted using some special tools
If you want to learn more about getting your dents fixed, either one of our Wisconsin locations will be more than qualifid to assist you.
– We have a Middleton shop and a shop on the corner of Stoughton Road.