Oh, Deer! It’s PDR Time at The Dent Guy!
Hunting Season and Your Vehicle:
2019 Tesla Model 3 with crease caused by a deer antler.
It’s that time of year, Hunting Season in New York State! Watch out for deer running into your car. That’s right, you often hear people say that they hit a deer and their vehicle was damaged. In all reality, the deer are on the move because of hunters. (No qualms with Hunters)
Tesla Intrusion Beam Schematic: The beams run tight along the upper door panel, blocking PDR access
We recently had this 2019 Tesla, Model 3 at The Dent Guy. A deer ran into the right-rear passenger door panel and it left a good impression! The antler dented the car door, just above the bodyline, and below the car’s door handle. We never can expect these accidents and unfortunately, as a Paintless Dent Repair Tech, these new Tesla’s have an incredible Intrusion Beam Safety System which blocks access to this particular crease location.
KECO Robo Crease Killer: Used by The Dent Guy to glue pull the dent due to limited access
As you can see in the schematic of the Model 3, the intrusion beams leave little to no access along the top of the vehicle’s door panel. Glue Pulling Paintless Dent Repair (GPDR) is a fantastic method when a dent or ding is located in an inaccessible area. Dan explains that his KECO Robo Crease Killer is a great approach to repairing this dent.
Shown in Dan’s video below about repairing this crease, multiple pulls need to occur. There is also a lot of metalworking to be done.
Glue Pulling will leave high spots in the metal, especially on this Tesla with its aluminum body. A very important part of repairing this crease will include knocking down those high spots in the metal to get it as close to 100% as possible.
2019 Tesla Model 3 | The Dent Guy, Dan shows that there is more work to do after many pulls with the KECO Robo Crease Killer
BEFORE AND AFTER: 2019 TESLA MODEL 3; DENT REPAIRED BY THE DENT GUY IN ROCHESTER NY