Auto Hail Damage RepairAuto Hail Damage Repair

It can be frightening when you get stuck in a hail storm but the truly scary part is what it can do to your car. You wouldn't think that little chunks of ice could do much damage to sheet metal. However, many people have been left with a car that looks like a golf ball after a nasty winter storm. Auto Hail Damage Repair has changed a lot over the years and can be done in some cases without having to get a brand new paint job.

For years the standard way to remove dents was by pulling the dent out. You would have to drill holes into the dented area and use a tool to pull the metal back into shape. Then you would have to grind the holes down and use a body filler to smooth them over. After that you would repaint the damaged area and that is one of the biggest drawbacks to this procedure. A paint job that was put on by the manufacturer is of extremely high quality. It is nearly impossible to duplicate it without taking it back to the manufacturer. So you would be left with a section of car that was obviously repainted with inferior materials.

Paintless Dent Repair was invented specifically for this reason. The Mercedes Benz Company in Germany was having a lot of trouble shipping their cars to the various dealers without getting some type of damage along the way. When the cars would arrive they would have dents and dings but the car lot would not have the resources to give them a manufacturer quality paint job after they were repaired. So they developed a procedure called Paintless Dent Removal that uses rods to push the dent out from the inside while gently tapping the outside with a hammer. It is important that the technician be very skilled using Paintless Dent Repair techniques because if they strike the metal too hard it will split. Sometimes glue is used on the outside of the car to pull the dent instead of pushing with rods which can eliminate the need for using a hammer on the metal. The only times that Paintless Dent Removal is not possible is if the paint was damaged by the initial impact or if the metal has been stretched too far out of shape.

Paintless Dent Repair is a great way to save money and retain your original manufacturer paint job. This process is less expensive and saves time as far as the number of days that your car has to be in the auto body repair shop. Just make sure that the repair shop that you choose is reputable and has done it many times before. If not, your car could look just as bad or worse when you get it back. To find a local repair shop you can search the internet for Paintless Dent Repair North Georgia. It is truly amazing how far this industry has come in repairing hail damaged autos.
by Craig Lawson
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Article written by Craig Lawson with Clickready Marketing on behalf of Dented Auto. For more information on paintless dent repair, visit their website at http://www.dentedauto.com.
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