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Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

Hey everyone, my name is Ty Baker. I would like to discuss the different ways auto body workers pull dents. The dent pulling process often makes damaged body panels look like new in an instant. Suction based dent pullers are most commonly used, especially on fiberglass panels. However, body repair experts have pullers that screw into or weld onto the damaged vehicle panels. From there, the pros carefully tug the material back into shape. I hope you will learn about this process to help you understand how your vehicle is repaired after a collision. Knowing how the experts approach the job will help you stay stress free throughout the procedure. Thank you for coming by my website about pulling dents out of automotive panels. Please come back soon.

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Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

Pop That Dent, Sand That Scrape, And Paint That Car! What To Expect From Typical Collision Repair

by Jill Robinson

If you have had your first collision ever, you may be wondering how you are ever going to make your vehicle look whole again. You have a couple of dents with scraped paint on your vehicle and some of that paint does not even match your car's color. What can you expect from collision repair? The following summary shows what the collision shop will do to make this unsightly picture go away.

POP! That Dent

The first step in collision repair is to pop dents. The dents create an uneven surface that makes it difficult to complete the repair steps that follow. Your auto body specialist will use one of a couple of different methods to pop the dents out of your vehicle and try to make them as wrinkle/crease free as possible. Then he or she will move on to sanding out the scrapes.

SAND! That Scrape

When the dents are popped back out, the next step is to sand away the scrapes. This includes all of the paint scrapes from the vehicle that hit you, the missing paint on your own vehicle, and any flaking paint that is a direct result of seams created from dents. If the technician needed to drill a hole or two to help pop the dents, these holes will be filled with a special caulk that not only sands smooth during this step, but is also easily painted over in the next step. The entire panel where the damage exists may be completely sanded, or your technician may decide to just repair and resurface the area around the damage. Special sanding discs are used to completely buff this area on your vehicle free of paint and top coating before the technician moves on to the final steps.

PAINT! That Car

After the dents have been popped and the damaged areas completely buffed and scrubbed of all paint, the technician moves on to repainting these areas. He or she will first cover and protect any parts of your car that should not be repainted, using tape and a tarp to frame the area to be painted. The paint used is typically matched to the make, model, year and color as the rest of your vehicle. Then the car receives two coats of paint with a light buffing in between. Finally, a protective top coating is applied. The top coating will protect the newly painted area from rust and the elements.

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