Not too long ago, a brand-new Subaru Ascent was brought into the Dent Guy repair shop by a local body shop working with the owner. The car had suffered significant dents and dings, and we’re glad that they brought it in. Dan immediately got to work on it using a method of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) called Glue Pull Repair.
How is Paintless Dent Repair better than Normal Dent Repair?
In normal dent removal, the damaged panels would be cut off, replaced, and painted. This practice is sure to reduce the value of this brand-new car. The body shop could have also stud weld the dented panel, then used mud and paint. However, stud welding would heat the metal above 400°F and ruin the e-coat on the panel’s backside and change the metal’s temperature. This method would take both time and money, and the body shop knew that Paintless Dent Repair is the least invasive method, so they contacted us.
Dan, one of our certified technicians, used Glue Pull Repair on three sections of the car that otherwise would have had to be sectioned and incised as per Subaru’s guidelines. He could get the smaller dents to look as good as the new. However, with some larger ones, the Glue Pull Repair could only give so much access.
To conduct GPR, he had to do the following:
- Remove the taillights.
- Apply pull-tabs to the dented area.
- Use an electric machine with magnetic heat induction technology to then bring the panel up.
- Repeat the action multiple times with the same precision, pressure, and technique.
However, all of this was done in a day and didn’t require any repainting. Working in collaboration with a body shop, Dan couldn’t fix up the car further using Paintless Dent Repair. However, the work was significant and saved the client several hundred dollars worth of work.
Why chose a professional?
- You don’t have the expertise.
The method of Glue Pull Repair may seem simple in videos, but the only way a certified technician like Dan was able to do this was because he has had years of experience. A technician knows exactly how to pull and repair to maintain the integrity of the contour and body. He knows exactly where to start maintenance and where to end it.
- You don’t have the tools.
Dan used very different types of tools and glue, which you’re unlikely to have laying around. He used KECO Tab’s Curved Ice and Curved Blue pull tabs to get the dent out. Furthermore, he also used an electric machine with magnetic heat induction to help bring the panel up.
- It saves time, money, and effort.
If you try to perform paintless dent repair using tools you have lying around, you’re more than likely just going to waste your time and money and further ruin the car’s body. Going to a professional like us is just so much easy.
For more information on Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) or a quote for your car, visit us at www.thedentguy.com.