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DIY Dent Repairs & The Pitfalls

As with anything, if you are not sure what you are doing, there is a good probability that the job in hand will not turn out quite how you want it to. If you have a leak, unless you are a plumber, you will want to make sure that you call a plumber to fix the problem. The exact same applies to PDR (Paintless Dent Repairs).

Here at DentShifter, we have been called out to customers that have tried this DIY method for themselves and they have many times made the dent worse and the job harder for us. In doing these DIY dent fixes, they have sometimes gone through the paint or even to the point where it can only be fixed by a costly body shop repair.

We say the best thing to do is to just call a professional paintless dent repair company and have the problem dealt with by a professional company that is trained in the art of repairing dents. PDR is not something to be taken lightly, it commands a steady hand, patience and a good understanding of where the dent is as to how it should be fixed.

So, the best thing to do is call out a reputable dent repair company with the knowledge and the understanding to fix your dent so you don’t cause yourself irreparable damage.

Bad examples of dent repairs.

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Conventional Bodyshop Paint Repair V’s Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair Colour MatchOne of the main issues being that if the paintwork isn’t broke or compromised there’s every chance it could be repaired by the PDR (paintless dent repair) method. There are many reasons why you would want to use the PDR method, you save time, your car keeps the look and feel and retains the price of the vehicle. Also, there is the convenience of not having to actually take your car somewhere meaning you can have your dent repair done at your place of work or while you put your feet up at home.

Keeping the originality of the factory paintwork, as one of the main issues with having panels painted is getting the colour match right.

Please see photo of a typical example of how difficult it is to get the colour match right when there are so many variations of a single colour, there’s up to 50 shades of silver on this colour swatch so you can imagine the difficulty getting it to match the original paintwork that has possibly been through a few seasons of harsh UK weather, and possibly faded from the factory paintwork.

This is why it’s always the better option to use the Paintless Dent Removal method when the paintwork hasn’t been damaged, keeping the value and integrity of the vehicle intact.

If you are looking for a quality paintless dent repair service that is mobile and works around you, contact Dentshifter, Cheshire’s preferred mobile dent repair service – professional and friendly local service with impeccable results every time.

What is Dent Removal?

Dent Removal – The art behind the magic.

A wide range of people don’t actually know what dent removal is, so don’t feel like you’re alone if you don’t know! Here at DentShifter we like to think that dent removal is a little bit like magic, with a bit of practice and taking care on each of our “acts” we magically make dents disappear, using only the most prestigious and effective methods, of course with the combined effort of our quality tools.

How do you perform Dent Removal on a vehicle?

 DentShifter’s repairs do not require the use of fillers, paints or chemicals. This actually enables you to keep the original factory paint. This means your car retains it’s integrity and it’s value. We use a fine blend of experience, specialist precision tools and lighting, ensuring dents are removed from each dented panel by a combination of pushing, pulling, tapping and blending until the panel is restored to its original condition. Customers of DentShifter have noticed the amount of effort, pride and enthusiasm that has gone into their dent removal, and have even complimented DentShifter’s work by noting how the bodywork is back to new condition. 

But is Dent Removal worth the hassle and cost?

 Restoring your cars’ dents or dings in this way is often the quickest method of repair. It eliminates the need for filling and painting, which means the repairs can be made within a few hours. Removing dents this way can ultimately help to restore the value of your vehicle for the fraction of the cost of a conventional full body shop repair and paint. DentShifter only offers a mobile dent removal service, so you don’t have to travel, and we work around your schedule. Typically the cost of dent removal is below the average insurance excess charge, making it a perfect method for saving money, hassle and time.

If DentShifter sounds like the right company for you then give us a call on 07747 871289, email us at info@DentShifter.co.uk or fill in our contact form here.

Consider Paintless Dent Removal before you sell your car!

Consider Paintless Dent Removal before you sell your car!

If you are considering upgrading your motor and want a greater return on your investment when you sell your old vehicle, with the dents and dings it’s collected during your time together, paintless dent removal could be the answer you are looking for. For a modest cost, we could have your motor looking almost as good as new, sparking greater interest and increasing your asking price, thus leaving you with more money in your pocket to splash out on your new car.

Paintless dent removal benefits

Paintless dent removal is a quick, cost-efficient way in which we massage and renovate your cars’ integrity, by almost “popping” the bodywork back to it’s original state, with no crease lines or damage. It costs a lot less than your insurance premiums, and the benefits of it outweighs other methods of work, such as panel replacement. 

Let’s go over the benefits of paintless dent removal:

  • Lower cost than insurance premiums
  • Quick and easy
  • No paints or fillers are used in the process
  • Mobile dent repair service – so we come to you
  • Friendly customer care

Why choose DentShifter for paintless dent removal?

DentShifter are a Chester based paintless dent removal company with quality and customer service first in mind. We welcome each customer with a triple guarantee to ensure entire satisfaction. This is crucial, as good vehicle preparation could be the difference between a car selling and remaining unsold, and offering our triple guarantee provides total peace at mind when choosing DentShifter for paintless dent removal. DentShifter are a PDR Nation certified paintless dent removal specialist, and we pride ourselves by reflecting our services on previous happy customers and excellent outcomes.

Maximise your car’s selling potential!

Nobody likes to buy a car with a few knocks in it, never mind waste time by seeing a car with dent damage in it. It devalues the vehicle by a large percentage, which is usually more than the cost of dent repair. It’s a no-brainer when you think of it in that respect. There will always be a want and a need for cars, and people want cars that have been looked after and are in good condition, with an outstanding integrity. Paintless dent removal is the easiest way around getting these dents out of your car, and is the cheapest by a long shot.

Give Paul from DentShifter a call today on 07747 871289, or contact us.