The Magis Auto Body Paintless Dent Removal Process

Dents and dings are a common form of auto damage that often occur following a minor auto collision or storm. Paintless dent removal is a simple auto repair solution that can eliminate small dents from your vehicle without the need for more extensive repairs or repainting. Talk to us to determine whether paintless dent removal could improve the appearance of your vehicle.

The Principle

The principle of paintless dent removal relies on the fact that your vehicle’s exterior can be quite flexible.

During this type of repair, the dent is simply placed under enough force that the surface of your vehicle’s body snaps back into its original configuration, thus eliminating the dent. Paintless dent removal approaches dent repair from the inside, meaning that access to the interior of the vehicle’s body at the location of the dent is required. We can perform a quick evaluation of your vehicle to determine whether this type of repair will work for the dents you want to correct.

The Process

During paintless dent repair, we use two tools to complete the job. One tool will provide the force needed from the inside of your vehicle’s body to push the dent outward and smooth out the body of your vehicle. The other tool is used to prevent the force applied on the inside from causing the affected area to rise too far in the other direction, which would cause a noticeable bump, rather than the smooth surface you want. Paintless dent removal is a cosmetic solution only. The body of your vehicle will still be weaker in the repaired area and will dent again more easily if it ever comes under pressure in the future.

As far as body damage goes, shallow dents are really no big deal. They affect the outermost layer of the vehicle only and their negative repercussions are mostly aesthetic. That is, of course, assuming the impact was soft enough that the paint remained intact. If your vehicle’s paint was chipped or cracked as a result of whatever unfortunate incident occurred, it’s not a candidate for paintless dent removal. (Paint repairs are a lot more involved, and can become much worse if the exposed metal is not fixed quickly.) It’s not unusual to get dents that don’t damage the paint surface, because modern automotive paints are formulated to be extremely hard and resilient.

A good paintless dent repair might look perfect, or close to it, but the metal underneath that shiny paint is still damaged. It’s thinned out and its structure has been weakened. But as long as the paint is still there and it’s not immediately obvious, that’s probably good enough. After all, it’s not a safety concern or anything.