Many motorists have seen first-hand just how useful paintless dent repair can be when it comes to fixing a dent in their vehicle. They’ve been able to have their vehicles repaired without sending it into an auto body shop for days or even weeks at a time.
However, some people are under the impression that paintless dent repair can ruin their paint job. One of the common myths associated with paintless dent repair is that it will cause auto paint to “stretch,” thus leading to the paint cracking down the road.
Paintless Dent Repair and Your Paint Job
This myth couldn’t be any further from the truth. In reality, one of the qualifications for paintless dent repair is that a damaged vehicle can’t have any paint on it that is scratched or chipped off. If this is the case, paintless dent repair won’t actually be the best option. You would more than likely need to take your vehicle to an auto body shop to have it fixed using a different technique.
It will be an option, though, for those who have sustained a minor dent caused by hail or an errant shopping cart. In these cases, it’s the metal, not the paint, that is usually damaged. And a paintless dent repair specialist can work the metal gently to pop it out and eliminate the dent. While the specialist will need to use a combination of experience, skill, and patience to get the job done, it can be done and, more importantly, it can be done without doing any damage to the paint.