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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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Before and After Lexus Dent Repair

Mistakes happen – as with this happy customer, he was trying to load an amplifier into the back of the seat when it slipped out of his hand and caused a sharp dent – very small but pretty deep dent. We were called out and using our latest PDR techniques we were able to repair the dent without paint back to it’s glorious self!

Take a look at the images below of how Dentshifter fixed this customer’s dented car.Lexus dent repair on siteLexus dent now fixed

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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.

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