Recent Repairs – Sharp Dents

Just wanted to show you all what has been coming through the shop recently. Lots of very tight and sharp damage that I have been seeing lately. Many people believe that sharper damage cannot be fixed with PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) but you’d be surprised as to what we can do. When the paint is undamaged the metal can oftentimes be salvaged without the use of a conventional body shop.

Customers from Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and even Sandpoint came into the shop looking to get these dents and creases repaired. The first photograph is of the passenger fender on a Volkswagen Touareg. This horizontal crease was challenging for a few reasons. Besides the obvious sharpness to the bottom of that crease, the damage went clear to the edge of the fender. In many cases edge damage is a disqualifer for PDR, but luckily I was able to move the edge with glue. The Ford Super Duty tailgate ding was a tight little dent that almost looked like a BB shot. There was a small pit in the clear coat caused by whatever impacted the metal, but luckily it didn’t effect the repair.

This BMW hood was hit by a golf ball and was pretty stretched. Also, it was an aluminum panel which makes for very tedious pushing. Aluminum just doesn’t have the same memory that steel does and is much more difficult to repair with PDR than your typical steel skin. The Denali tailgate was a very challenging repair as well. The damage had a very sharp bottom to the crease and half of that dent is obstructed with the center tailgate brace located behind the skin. I had to get very creative with some of my specialty brace tools in order to get a push on that one.

These repairs may not look as impressive as some of the larger “crusher” type repairs that I have done in the past, but they were all complex and arduous work and fortunately they were all fixable.

Have a dent in your vehicle and not sure if it’s a good candidate for PDR? Send over some photos to 2086259006 or better yet just swing by the shop and I can let you know in a jiffy!

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