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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.



Exploring Dent Pulling Procedures

Collision Repair And Auto Painting: Things To Know

by Jill Robinson

Collision repair is more than hammering out dents and replacing damaged fenders. Painting the vehicle is a major part of auto repair, whether you need a whole new panel painted to match or just a simple dent repair. The following are a few things to consider when you need to have your car painted following an accident.

Repair and Repaint Quickly

Don't put off repairs, particularly if there is damage to the paint. Rust can quickly set in where the metal is exposed. This may not seem like a big deal if the repair will require replacing the damaged car panel, but rust can spread from damaged panels to other parts of the car quickly, especially if you live in an area with winter salted roads or salty sea air. If you can't have the repairs done quickly, then apply an automotive wax over any damaged areas on the car. The wax will keep out moisture so that rust is prevented until you are able to have the car fixed.

Request More Than A Touch-Up

If you're trying to save money on a minor collision repair, it may be tempting to just touch up the scratched paint. This usually entails applying a bit of paint just on the scratch. There are a few reasons not to do this. For one, the touch up is often visible and it doesn't blend in perfectly. Second, without a clear coat, the touch up may wear off quickly and rust will eventually become an issue. At a minimum, any car panel that was repaired rather than replaced should be completely repainted. This way it looks like new and you won't have to worry about future rust.

Consider the Effects of Sun Damage

Unless your car is brand new, chances are the paint has faded slightly in the sun. This usually isn't noticeable when the paint on the whole car has faded at the same rate. It becomes a problem only after an accident requires the replacement or repainting of a single panel. The new repair will look brighter in color than the rest of the car, thus standing out significantly. In this case, the best option is to repaint the entire car. Not only will this fully camouflage the repair, but it will also make your car look like new again.

Contact an auto collision repair service for more help if your car has been damaged in an accident.