Door dings and dents to your car are disappointing, but thankfully, you don’t have to live with them. Repairing these problems is easy and inexpensive. At the Knudtsen Body Shop in Post Falls, we can use a paintless dent removal (also known as paintless dent repair or PDR) process to get your car looking like new, at a cost that’s much less than traditional dent removal methods. PDR can remove a variety of dents and dings, including body creases and even damage from hail. If you live in Post Falls, paintless dent removal is nearby when you visit the Knudtsen Body Shop.
How does paintless dent repair work?
When you visit the Knudtsen Body Shop for paintless dent removal in Post Falls, we’ll look at your vehicle to evaluate the damage, gain entry to the dent, inspect the dent carefully and apply mild pressure to the dent. These steps will eliminate the damage and restore your car’s body to its factory condition.
Here are the steps, explained:
Evaluate the Damage: We’ll assess the location and size of the dent and ascertain how to best get to it. After we’ve determined that the dent can be removed with PDR, we prepare the area around it.
Gain Entry: We’ll usually have to get to the back of the dent. If so, we’ll remove the taillights and body panels. In some cases, we may need to remove interior panels.
Inspect the Dent Carefully: We’ll calculate the best location to place our tools behind the dent.
Apply Mild Pressure to the Dent: We’ll use our tools to gently move the dented body part back to its proper position.
How long does paintless dent removal take?
PDR is a quick process, so, in many cases, it can be done the same day you bring in your vehicle. The factors that determine the turnaround time include the size of the dent, its location and how severe the damage is. If there’s more than one dent, ding or crease, it will usually take longer than a day. Hail damage will also take longer to repair.
What’s the difference between paintless dent removal and traditional dent repair?
With traditional dent repair, a technician fills in the area of the dent with body filler. Then the filler is sanded and painted to match the original exterior paint. The results are generally good, but traditional dent repair costs more than PDR. It’s also slower, and it can lower your car’s resale value. PDR, on the other hand, doesn’t use filler, painting or sanding. It saves customers money, and the results are superb.
The Knudtsen Body Shop repair technicians have the experience and expertise to provide you with the highest quality PDR work. Visit us at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls. Call our service department at 877-310-0364 to make a body shop appointment, or schedule your appointment on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our paintless dent removal service.