If you’ve ever returned to your car in a parking lot and discovered a door ding or a dent, you have a lot of company. Removing door dings and dents is one of the most common problems we’re asked to repair. Fortunately, repairing these types of defects is fast, easy and affordable. When you visit the Knudtsen Body Shop in Post Falls, we can usually fix the dent using a process known as paintless dent removal. You may have heard this type of repair referred to as paintless dent repair or PDR. If you live in CDA, paintless dent removal is nearby, at the Knudtsen Body Shop in Post Falls.
The paintless dent repair process can get your car looking like new again at a surprisingly affordable price. It can eliminate many types of dents and dings, including body creases and hail damage.
How does paintless dent repair work?
When you bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Body Shop for paintless dent removal in Coeur d’Alene, we’ll examine your car and inspect the damage to determine if we can use the paintless dent removal process. We’ll gain access to the dent, identify that best way to remove it, and apply gentle pressure to fix it. This will repair the damage and get your car looking new again.
Here are the steps, explained:
1. Evaluate the Damage: We'll determine the dent's location and size and come up with a plan on how to reach it. Then we'll prepare the area surrounding the dent.
2. Gain Entry: We’ll most likely need to get to the back of the dent. If this is the case, we’ll remove the body panels and taillights. We may also need to remove the interior panels.
3. Inspect the Dent Carefully: We’ll decide the best location to place our tools.
4. Apply Gentle Pressure to the Dent: We’ll use our tools to move the dented body part back to its correct position.
How quick is the paintless dent removal process?
Paintless dent repair is fast. In many instances, we can do it the same day. A few considerations can affect the turnaround time, such as the size, severity and location of the dent. If there’s more than one area that needs to be repaired, it may take longer than one day. Hail damage takes longer to repair than other dents.
What’s the difference between traditional dent repair and paintless dent repair?
While the results may appear the same, traditional dent repair and paintless dent repair are different processes. During traditional dent repair, the technician will fill the dent with body filler. Once the filler dries, it’s sanded and painted to match the original paint. This method usually produces good results, but it’s more expensive than paintless dent repair. Traditional dent repair takes longer, and it can affect your vehicle’s resale value. Paintless dent repair doesn’t require filler, sanding or painting. It saves money and produces outstanding results.
The Knudtsen Body Shop repair technicians have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best paintless dent repair work in the CDA area. You can find us at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. Call us at 877-310-0364 to make an appointment, or schedule your visit using the form on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about paintless dent removal.