Your car gets dented, the paint gets scratched, and the colors start to fade. Keeping your auto paint looking like new is a task that requires constant vigilance. Of course, most people just ignore small damage to their auto body. When it is time to repair serious paint issues, most will just take their car into the shop. There are many different ways that your body can be repaired. Of course, the best action has to do with the extent and size of your dent.
For example, if your car is dented but the paint is still in good condition, you might not need to use any touch-up paint or auto body filler. If possible, it is always nice if you can avoid adding these substances to your car. It is best if you can retain the original car body without having to use body filler. Whenever you add body filler to your car, you run the risk of reducing its value. On paper, it just doesn't look as good to buyers. But, more practically, you have to worry about touching up the paint. When you add the new paint, there is a good chance that the colors will not match up perfectly. So, the patched and repainted area can be noticeable. This is why, most professionals will encourage you to invest in paintless dent repair, especially if you are going to sell your car in the near future.
How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
The goal of paintless dent repair is restoring the original shape of the car body without damaging the paint. Of course, if the paint is already damaged, there is really nothing you can do about it — you will need to use touch-up paint. Paintless dent repair experts use state-of-the-art machines to restore the car shape. A computer, equipped with a laser system that maps the body shape, shows the repairman where the body needs to be restored. This is done with precision and care so that no extra damage is caused by the machine. The end result is a car body that looks like it did before the collision.
Because of the complicated nature of the process and the costly machinery used in paintless dent repair, it is usually more costly than other auto body repair services. But, it is well worth it if you want to maintain your car value in the long run.