Cars get dented, even if their owners are extremely careful. Supermarket trolleys can roll into them, careless drivers who park too close can ding them. Neighborhood children, as well as your own children, may pose the biggest threat to your cars smooth finish. There was a time when removing dents was an expensive process, involving sanding and painting. Now, there is a process for paintless dent removal that can offer you high quality car dent repair work without the expensive price tag.
Car dealers, rental agencies and auction houses have been using the paintless dent removal technique for more than a decade. Most people, however, are still not aware that this is an option for their own cars. Dents as large in diameter as a soccer ball can be removed from body panels, without requiring any sanding or repainting.
As the process becomes more refined, and more companies begin to offer it, it becomes more widely accepted. Some insurance companies will even cover the cost of these repairs, as they represent a substantial savings over traditional dent repair methods. Part of the reason this type of repair has become so successful is because auto manufacturers are using stronger metals with paint finishes that are more resilient, allowing this technique to be developed.
There are some limitations to what this type of dent repair can handle. The size of the dent can range from very small to the size of a larger ball. Because this technique depends on stronger metals and higher quality paint finishes, it is typically not suitable for cars built before 1990. Additionally, the paint over the dent must be unbroken, without any cracks or chips. Dents should be located well away from any panel edges. Dents that are too close to an edge, or panels that have previously been repaired, will not be considered good candidates for this type of repair. There are occasions where the dent cannot be removed completely, but can be smoothed out enough that it becomes very difficult to see.
There are several advantages to this style of car dent repair. Because there is no need to sand, fill or repaint anything there is a substantial savings on the cost. The work can typically be done in short time, so you won’t have to be without your car for days or even weeks. And the car’s value will be protected, as there is no risk of the paint colour not matching or overspray from the repair landing where it shouldn’t.
This technique is performed by highly qualified, trained specialists. They use specialized tools to simply push the metal back into place from the backside of the panel. The panels are typically accessed either by removing some trim pieces on the outside, or by removing some inner panels to gain access. The technician works from the outside edges of the dent, gradually moving and massaging the metal back into place.
A reputable company will offer you a satisfaction guarantee. Not all dents can be removed with this dent removal technique. If the paint has already cracked, you will be facing the expense of sanding and painting. It is important that you have the dent surveyed by a reputable company, well versed in the art of removing dents without damaging the paint. Because this technique does not require any parts, paint or electricity, the dent removal company should be able to come out to you. This makes it a highly convenient repair, as well as an affordable one.
Motorists in Europe enjoy more mobility between than the continent and the island nation of the United Kingdom than in days gone by. Many people travel back and forth for their holidays while others are making more permanent moves. Adjusting to driving on the opposite side of the road means that minor dings and scrapes are inevitable. Even the most careful driver can find himself with scuffed paint or dented body work.
Rather than lose half a day of your life shopping around for the right garage and making an appointment for car paint repairs, you can summon a mobile team to come to you. Mobile car body repairs usually take between one and two hours to complete. You can have your vehicle restored to its former glory and the family and neighbours will be none the wiser about your mishap.
Because the workshop is mobile, paint is mixed en route to the scene of the bumper repair, saving time. Low overheads mean that the team can offer mobile car body repairs at a fraction of the price of a conventional paint shop. Minor scuffs and scratches and even slightly more complex repairs can usually be performed for less than £100. That said, it is a good idea to make sure the repair company is fully insured.
The types of car scratch repair that a mobile team are able to carry out include:
Car paint repairs.
Stubborn bollards crunch in your passenger door? It’s surprising how much damage can result from even a low energy impact.
Scuffed trim can often be an unfortunate consequence of that popular British pastime, kerb-hopping.
Londoners are prone to snuggling up to black cabs at traffic lights. Lanes come and go to fit the space at their disposal, sometimes without warning. Then there are cyclists. As lovely and green as they may be, come with the territory when driving through the city. They whiz past on both sides of the vehicle. This makes the driver feel like royalty but carries with it a small risk of a scraped bumper.
Car scratch repairs.
As long as there are hedges lining driveways and narrow, winding country roads, there will be minor car scratches. An immaculate paint job can also be a tempting target for vandals. Those scratches that can’t be fixed with a lick of rubbing compound and a bit of elbow grease may need a quick paint touch-up.
Whether it’s intercontinental culture shock, a meandering drive down a country lane or the rough and tumble of urban commuting, sooner or later many of us will find ourselves in need of a car scratch repair. Modern life is hectic enough without having to take time out to visit a car paint shop.
A company that can perform mobile car body paint, scratch and bumper repairs can be a genuine life saver under these circumstances. Much of the preparation involved in mixing the paint can be carried out while the repair team is on its way to your location.