Paintless dent removal, considered by many to be an art form, is a time honored technique for removing minor dents, door dings, and hail damage without using conventional refinishing processes. Our skilled technicians use specialized tools to simply massage the dent out from the inside or bottom side of the panel. Not only does this process offer significant cost savings as opposed to body shops, the service is harmless to a vehicle while maintaining the factory paint finish.
Repairing a single or multi-dent to our preferred standards, will render it invisible in either outside or manufactured light. Repairs done to acceptable standards might show a visual effect of being wavy or “orange peel effect”. This however, will still not have any imperfections within the repaired area to the trained or untrained eye. Any dent repair showing any visible imperfection within the repaired area is considered unacceptable.
Auto Claim Technology has satisfied customers since 1997 and provides the highest quality service that this industry requires. We offer nationwide coverage and have the ability to dispatch our skilled technicians within 24 hours after your claim is reported.
The Paintless Dent Removal Process may be used under the following conditions::
• The vehicles’ paint (per panel) must not be broken by the hail damage and be in good condition with sufficient luster for reflection.
• The paint must be flexible enough to allow the sheet metal to move without causing paint breakage.
• The hail dents should not exceed 3 “ in diameter or _ “ in depth.
• Paint finishes which are cracking, blistering, heavily oxidized or any other types of advanced coating degradation are less likely to repair satisfactorily.
• Paintless Dent Removal is not recommended for vehicles with previous collision damage that include fillers or bondo.
• Hail damage to moldings, trim and glass cannot be repaired utilizing PDR and usually require replacement.
• The technician must be able to access the damaged area of the panel in order to complete the paintless hail repair. There are a large number of shapes, sizes, lengths of tools now available to the technician to facilitate the repair process.
• There are three primary types of sheet metal used in automobile manufacturing. (Carbon Steel, Composite Steel & Aluminum). The sheet metal usually ranges in thickness from 18 to 24 gauge. The type of sheet metal and its thickness directly influence repairability and the techniques used in the repair. Carbon steel has the best repair characteristics. Composite Steel and aluminum have more limited repair characteristics but can be repaired.
• Proper lighting is very important when estimating or repairing hail damage. Artificial lighting offers greater damage visibility versus natural lighting. Fluorescent lighting is the preferred lighting source for observing or repairing hail damage.
Auto Claim Technology handles each individual claim with the proper releases and documentation. An inspection is performed to the vehicle’s pre existing condition prior to starting the repair process. All repairs are completed by our trained technicians using the latest technology and tools available in the industry. Upon completion of each vehicle, the claimant will sign a release after a final inspection and achieving client satisfaction.