|This ding was at a seam, normally impossible but Jeff was still able to make it go away.||The complex shape of the door and the ding being right on the creased and compound curved area did not faze Jeff.|
Working the area to shrink the metal fixed it perfectly.
There were so many dents on so many cars at my house that Jeff decided to make a house call. He was also kind enough to let me photograph his tools and him at work. Many paintless dent repair guys are very secretive of their technique but let me assure you that although Jeff is comfortable showing what he does, this is not easy, I have found out the hard way many time myself trying to fix ding on my own. Once Jeff fixed a ding that I made worse by trying to fix it myself.
|The Dog Car’s door had gotten bashed in a racing is rubbing incident. Normally this sort of repair is way beyond the scope of paintless dent repair but Jeff as game for tackling the repair.|
Jeff works the shrinking tool
Paintless dent repair does have a few limitations. It cannot perform miracles. It cannot take out huge dents, straiten bent frames or fix your totaled car. Some dings behind door intrusion beams or heavy unibody reinforcement areas where the reinforcement is bonded or welded to the outside skin are not possible to fix this way. It must be possible to reach the backside of the ding. Long handled and curved tools help, sometimes small holes need to be drilled but not every ding is accessible. I’d say 95% of dings can be reached without drilling though. Sometimes a repainted car with too thick or poorly prepped paint can have the paint crack while a repair is being made. Finally not all technicians are good, there are some hacks out there. That being said let me show you how Jeff does it on some of my cars.
|The door was not perfect but 98% there, Jeff said he could do better if we peeled of the graphics so he could see the dents better but we were pleased enough with the results. One time Jeff fixed a totally bashed in door on the Dog Car perfectly.|