If your car has experienced a door ding or another type of dent, you know that heart-sinking feeling. How are you going to get it repaired? How much will it cost? Fortunately, a type of dent repair called paintless dent removal (also called paintless dent repair or PDR for short) can get your car looking like new in no time, at a fraction of the cost of traditional dent removal methods. Paintless dent removal can be used to remove dents and dings, damage from hail, and body creases. If you live in Coeur d'Alene, paintless dent removal at the Knudtsen Body Shop in Post Falls is nearby.
How does paintless dent repair work?
There are four steps to restoring vehicles to their original factory condition. When you bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Body Shop for paintless dent removal in CDA, we’ll assess the damage, gain entry to the dent, examine the dent carefully, and apply gentle pressure to remove the dent.
Here’s how it works:
Assess the Damage: We’ll look at the size of the dent, its location and determine how we can get to it. Once we’ve established whether the dent can be removed using PDR, we prepare the surrounding area.
Gain Entry: We’ll usually need to get to the back of the dent, so we’ll remove taillights, body panels, and, if required, interior panels.
Examine the Dent Carefully: At this stage, we’ll decide where to place our tools on the back of the dent to work the body back into shape.
Apply Gentle Pressure to Remove the Dent: We use special tools to carefully move the body part back to its original position.
How long does paintless dent removal take?
In many cases, we can perform PDR the same day. The turnaround time is based on the severity of the damage, the size of the damage, and its position on your car. It will also take longer if there are many dings, dents or creases. If your vehicle has experienced damage from hail, it may take a few days to remove the damage.
How does paintless dent removal differ from traditional dent repair?
Traditional dent repair uses body filler, which is then painted to match the car’s exterior paint. This method of fixing dents may look good, but it’s expensive, slow and can lower your vehicle’s resale value. PDR doesn’t require filler, sanding or painting. It’s more affordable than traditional dent repair, and it looks great.
When you bring your car, truck, SUV or van to the Knudtsen Body Shop for paintless dent repair, you’ll get the same high-quality work we’re famous for. Our body shop repair technicians have the experience and expertise to provide you with the highest quality PDR work.
We’re located at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. We’re just 15 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. Contact our service department at 877-310-0364 to make an appointment with the body shop, or schedule a body repair appointment using the convenient form on our website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our paintless dent removal service.