Dent Repair Lakeland Florida
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
If you have a minor dent or ding, for your car door dent repair, you may be eligible for a more substantial discount on your vehicle repair than you might have expected. The best-kept secret of automotive dealerships, rental agencies, and body shops since the mid-1980s, paintless dent repair may be right for your vehicle's outer shell reconditioning. The best way to find out is through sending a few images to a certified Paintless Dent Repair technician.
Mathmatics and Dentless: Dentfix and Hail Dent Removal
“Of all the regular curves, spirals and helices are probably the most common. They are found throughout the natural world, in many forms, at every scale of existence….. It is clearly one of natures favorite patterns”
Wade, David. Symmetry the ordering principle, Bloomsbury, 2006. Pg28.
Types of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians
Rough Draft: These were just my notes for the video
Understand that there are different types of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians. This will help you determine what you need and why the pricing that your getting is going to vary so much.
It should also be noted that the general development path for each of these categories
How Does Paintless/ Dentless Dent Removal Work?
This is how Paintless Dentless Dent Repair Really Works
1. '''Direct leverage'''. Gaining access to the metal with direct force on the dent, from behind. This can be done behind your factory bracing, through sound dampening pad, and on body lines. This method traditionally requires removal and reinstallation of parts or the creation of access
and it works on metal, aluminum, and HHS.
2. '''Indirect leverage'''. Gaining access within the recess of a panel and using a bridge to affect the surface by creating a fulcrum.
3. '''Glue pulling'''. The process of pulling the surface of the damage with specially formulated hotmelt glue in conjunction with hardened plastic or metal tabs. Once the glue and tab are attached to the surface of the painted surface, it is either lifted with a slide-hammer or a mini-lifter. Typically, a slide hammer shocks the metal with a very strict upward jab, while a mini-lifter provides a more direct and slower progress upwards. The results will vary based upon the size of the tab, the type of glue that is used, and they type of puller used.
4 '''Tap downs'''. There are a variety of tap downs, but the most common are sharp to medium acrylic, which leaves light traces once the panel has been struck, but can easily be polished out. Medium aluminum which is used for more specific work. Sharp steel, which is used to slightly crush clear less that .5 of an MU which can be wet sanded out.
Will Paintless Dent Repair hurt the paint on your vehicle?
The short answer is no, but the long answer is somewhat, but not any more than giving your vehicle good compound or wet-sand or washing your car when its really dirty.
Autobody Metals and How it Affects Paintless Dent Repair and Pricing
This is rough draft material that I used as a general guide. I will update and clean this material up at some point. Right now my main focus is getting the many videos that I need out.