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Paintless Dent Removal, Dent Repair Folsom, Bumper Repair Folsom

Dent Repair: Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville

Paintless dent removal is a skill that requires years of practice and patience. Generally anyone with less than 2 years experience is considered an apprentice. It is not an easy trade to learn and mistakes can be quite costly. Look for a reputable company that is licensed and insured.

 

Q: What is Paintless Dent Removal?
A: Paintless dent removal, sometimes called PDR, is a way to remove dents in cars or motorcycles without repainting or using bondo type fillers.

Q: Is this a new thing?
A: No, auto dealerships have been using this service for over 10 years.

Q: Will this process damage the paint?
A: No, however amateur attempts at paintless dent removal often result in cracked paint causing rust and corrosion in the future. Properly done, there will be no damage at all.

Q: When can you use this technique?
A: Generally for small dents and dings where the paint is not damaged and the metal is bent not stretched. Even larger basketball size dents can often be removed successfully.

Q: Why would I choose Paintless Dent Removal instead of a regular body shop?
A: Cost and time. Paintless dent removal is usually a fraction of body shop prices and results in a superior finished product. It retains the original factory paint which is a huge benefit. Body shops often require keeping the car for several days. Using the paintless method only requires an hour or two.

Q: How do I know if I have a dent that can be fixed by this method?
A: Drop by a shop that specializes in paintless dent removal. The technician can usually tell if it is possible. They should not charge if the dent cannot be removed.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Most dents can be removed for $75 to $150.

Q: How long will it take?
A: Most jobs take about an hour.

Q: Are mobile services and fixed site services the same?
A: There are some great mobile technicians however fixed site locations eliminate problems with lighting. A clean well lit shop with a wide variety of tools is a great advantage.