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Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) in Oklahoma city | Hail Restore Okc.
(PDR) or also know as Paintless dent repair or Paintless dent removal, describes a service of repairing or massaging the auto body panel dents from the backside of exterior sheet metal panels of a vehicle. A varying range of damage can be successfully repaired using paintless dent repair as long as the original paint surface is not damaged. PDR may be used on both aluminum and steel panels but not limited to. Paintless dent removal has also successfully repaired plastic bumpers that have no damaged paint. The best use for PDR is for the removal of hail damage on all exterior sheet metal panels, door dings, creases, large complex dents and style line dents caused by other vehicles, hail storms or debris. This method is usually utilized to prepare a damaged panel for repainting by minimizing the use of glazes and body fillers. This additional service, called push to paint, is currently known for saving the original factory panel and saving the vehicles value and structural integrity with original welds and bonding. The only factors that may not allow for a successful repair using Paintless Dent Repair include the flexibility of the paint (most of today's refined automotive paint finishes allow for successful PDR because of the use of flex inhibitors in automotive finishes) and the extent to which the metal has been stretched by the damage also plays a critical part, depending on the thickness of the metal, the contour or straightness where the damage occurred and the intensiveness of the impact. Generally speaking, the more shallow the dent, the greater the repair utilizing paintless dent repair as a suitable option. Even dents several inches in diameter can be repaired by using this method as long as the metal and paint are not gouged or overly creased. Even the most experienced technicians can repair a shallow large dent or crease to an undetectable level of perfection, but very sharp, deep dents and creases may not be suitable for PDR as the automotive finish can be compromised.
PDR Techniques- The most used and definitive PDR techniques used today utilize metal rods and precision machined “whale tail” shaped tools to push the dents from the backside of the panel. Specialized hot glue designed for automotive finishes and plastic tabs may be used to pull the dents up from the outside of the panel while retaining the factory finish. once the dent is pulled up with the glue pulling method it is necessary to shape the metal back to a pre impact position of perfection. High quality PDR technicians can blend high spots to match the texture of the paint called orange peel with ease and precision. Pushing too hard can create high points that cause the clear coat to split or crack, creating a need to refinish. Elite technicians can avoid cracking or splitting the automotive finish with the use of a heat gun, although a improperly re-painted surface most likely will subdue to the force of the pull and need to be refinished. When damage is of a large number and depth, body filler may be necessary, a PDR technician may "push to paint" the automotive body panel, removing most of the damage before minor glaze filling, prep sanding, and refinishing the autobody panel, thereby saving time and cost of replacing the actual sheet metal exterior panel.
The process of PDR requires a technician to massage the metal with precise pushes at the right location of metal to the correct height and look, which can only be observed by the use of a PDR led reflective light, LED lighting, in some cases a reflection board with a shadow down the middle, may be used to determine the deformation of the dent and to help the technician in understanding where the tip of the tool is being used to push the metal without issue. Without a reflection from a light source or a reflective board to understand the dent, the fine detail of the process may not be doable for the technician.
Auto hail damage repair for your car.
Hail damage on your car or truck can be a scary sight. There are dents all over the place and the thought of having your entire vehicle painted is kind of unbearable, down right stressful. Hail Restore has created a great solution for that and will save your factory paint where it is not damaged previously by the storm. We have and R&D team that is always pushing the envelope on auto hail damage repair in OKC to better understand how we can blueprint the hail damage repair process on your car. There is a lot that goes into each and every repair. We handle each job the same way. Create an inspection form to assure everything works on the vehicle. We will then diassemble any trim that may need to come off so we may have access to the dents from the back side of the affected panel. We allow the insurance adjuster to look at the damage with everything de trimmed to allow them to understand our pricing for extreme bracing and double paneling. We then repair all the dents once the adjusters give us the go ahead. Once the Paintless dent repair process is completed we will reinstall everything that was removed and recheck for fitment, cleanliness, and function. A wash and vac is performed next and final inspection. A lot of auto body shops in OKC get this wrong. However we have pioneered this system with the customer in mind. The final product we put out is a reflection of our team and culture and we want to assure it's nothing short of perfect. Hail Restore is the leader in auto hail damage repair and will assure you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every repair.