Paintless Dent Removal Oxford

Paintless Dent Repair for Oxfordshire’s Motorists!

The Oxford Dent Company provide dent repair services all around Oxfordshire and the surrounding companies. For a quote, or to get more information, just contact us!

Repair Methods

The most common methods of paintless dent repair utilise metal rods and body picks to push the dents out from the under side (inside) of the body panel. Additionally, glue and a specially designed tab may be used from the outside of the panel to pull the dents out. In either case, fine-tuning of the repair often involves “tapping” down the repair to remove small high spot (master techs will not need to tap), or shrink the metal, making the surface flat.

Paintless Dent Repair may be used on both aluminum and steel panels. If a technician pushes too hard when creating these high spots,as known as tits the paint will split and crack and the paint is ruined which means it will need to be touched up or the panel will now need to be painted(Master techs will not crack or chip your paint 99% of the time, although if the paint is not in good condition or the metal is cold it can crack and even the very best tech can not stop this from happening. When damage is too great but it’s still worth it to insurance company or tech they will do something called push to paint which involves them pushing it to be flat and the paint almost always crack but this is okay because the body shop is going to repaint those panels anyway. It save time and money doing it this way.

Fluorescent lighting, or in some cases a reflection board, is used to see the shadows created by the deformation of the dent. This is an important aspect of the repair process. Without a Paintless Dent Repair board or reflector board, the fine detail of the process is unseen, and technicians cannot locate their tools specifically and cannot remove the damage accurately. Moving the tool under the panel allows the rod to be seen. While this is true with beginning techs a true master tech does not need much to know where his or her tool is. Most techs who have been in the busniess for a few years do not use a reflector board. The process of Paintless Dent Repair requires a technician to specifically push exact locations of metal to a precise height, which can only be witnessed with use of a PDR reading instrument, such as a Paintless Dent Repair reflector board or Paintless Dent Repair light.

Paintless dent removal takes years to learn; it is more of an art than a specific set of skills. The ability to successfully remove dents and dings is learned through trial and error with some common know how. An untrained individual can actually damage a dent if attempting a repair without the correct skills and knowledge.

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