Top 4 Approaches to Repair Small Dents and Dings

A small dent or ding suddenly appearing on your favorite car may not be difficult to believe but repairing those may be quite painstaking. There may be many reasons behind a single dent or ding like hail, vandalism, gravel or even an accident. But removing them is not an easy task. You may find many tips and tricks to remove dents and dings by yourself but this is a total wastage of time and money because you do not possess the technical expertise to remove these dents. The cost of fixing the damaged areas may be in hundreds or even in thousands of dollars too but by choosing the right auto body shop like Tim's Auto Body Inc. in Van BurenAR. you can save a lot of money and get perfect finishing results. Given below are some of the best techniques used by professionals to repair the hail damage of your car:

  1. Finish Glaze
  2. This is one of the most common methods used for repairing of small dings and dents. When you are not using a PDR and the dents are too small to fill with finish glaze, then this remains the best method. The benefit of using this technique is that you don't need to remove the paint coating down to the metal. But only need to rough the paint through a 180 grit for the glaze putty to stick properly. The finest way is not to sand from beginning to end the clear coat when sanding the surface. Also ensure that when you are using this method paint surface must be in good condition. The clear benefit of this technique is the time it saves from grinding and quill edging. Finish Glaze gets rid of the requirement for primers to provide corrosion shield, as the e-coat by now provides optimal protection.

  3. Metal Expansion Methods
  4. These methods are most valuable in the case of small dings and dent repair. This works on simple idea that: heat expands the metal surface and causing the dent to pop out from your car's surface. A simple dryer could be used in combination with the sun to focus the heat on a particular area. Focus the dryer heat to the dent and ding area for 2-3 minutes until dent pops out from your car. Another method of repairing dents and dings is by using dry ice with combination of a dryer. Put a block of dry ice on the dented surface of the car and leave the block for 2-3 minutes and wait until you see that frost has surrounded the dented area. Take out the dry ice and make use of a dryer until the dents pops out. By rapidly varying the surface temperature from cold to hot, the metal expands quickly and pops the dent out.

  5. Paintless Dent Removal
  6. PDR is a set of methods for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a vehicle. The process involves removing the dents without filling or painting your car. Some of the customary methods involved in paintless dent removal to push out dents from the inside of car surface make use of metal rods and body picks. Glue can also be applied on the exteriors to pull dents out as an alternate. The method of paintless dent removal or PDR can also be used on car parts that cannot be replaced, such as roofs, bonnet and trunk, bedsides, etc.

  7. Suction Cup Method
  8. Suction cup method is useful to pop out dings and dents by applying pressure between the car surface and the cup's interior. Before using the suction cup method make sure to wash and dry the surface area. There may be dust and other particles that can stop proper working of a suction pump.