Dentology: Rules For Mapping Microdynamics
What is Dentology?
Dentology is a scientific method of removing dents from the painted surface of a vehicle. It is a branch within the auto body industry, with the goal of bringing a vehicle back to its original state using paintless dent repair tools and theories. Auto Dent Repair, saves bodywork time, lowers repair costs, and preserves the original paint of the vehicle, which is extremely valuable since the advent of CarFax and how auto body procedures have negative impacts on the price of a vehicle. It primarily deals with the removal of minor and major noticeable pressure blemishes or upward bracing pushes to the metal of a vehicle's surface: you would typically identify these in unsightly hail dents, door dings, creases, or other movements that disrupt the original version of a vehicle outer shell.
These are truths that are set in the heart of every dent. Just like music theory uses scales, auto body paintless dent technician's use dentology.
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.
The True History Of Paintless Dent Repair
Repousse and Chasing
Although Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can tie its origins to Repose and chasing, which in antiquity can date its origins back to the 3rd Century BC with Gold, Silver, Copper, and Tin. We don’t see our current techniques being used until the 1300s in Florence. Respousse which in French means to “lie to rest”, “put back, or to restore” from Florence in the 1300s which was thought to have originated.
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.