Removing a Large Dent Without Painting

My customer came to me from Andover MN to have this large dent in the fender of his Chevy Silverado repaired with Paintless Dent Removal. He was backing out of the driveway and didn’t see that the trash can was out. He bumped the garbage can with the truck and caused this large dent in the fender.

large dent from hitting trash can

No Paint Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair does not use any of the conventional auto body repair methods like sanding, grinding, filling with plastic and painting. The Paintless Dent Removal method of repairing dents uses special PDR tools that move the metal back out from the inside of the panel. This is the reason that no painting is need to repair dents and dings in your car. Paintless Dent Repair does not damage your existing paint on your vehicle and saves you from losing value in your car because of having the car repainted.

I was able to repair this dent in the fender of the Silverado with Paintless Dent Removal.

You can see the results in this video—> http://youtu.be/T89UUUrIrJE

If you had a minor collision with the trash can, then contact me today to have an Excellent Paintless Dent Repair here at Excel Dent Removal

Excel Dent Removal

1550 91st Ave NE, Suite 303, Blaine MN 55449

phone 763-780-4000

What happens when you are in Minneapolis and someone comes up and KICKS the side of your car. You end up with a LARGE DENT about a size 12 shoe that is left in the quarter panel. Just like the one in this Mercedes.

So what do you do? Watch this video to see what happens.

So my customer was downtown Minneapolis one evening when some guy comes up to his car and gives a good swift kick right to the left rear quarter panel. Now he has the large dent in his nice Mercedes. Needless to say he was not very happy with this.

It’s a good thing he brought the car into us at Excel Dent Removal to have paintless dent removal done to repair this dent. With the paintless dent repair (PDR) method I was able to remove this large dent without having to repaint the car. You will see in the video that the PDR method involves gaining access to the back of the panel to push the dents out from the inside. For this large dent in the Mercedes quarter panel it meant taking out the tail light and exposing the opening behind it.

Often with large dents there will be a “crown”. This is what happens when the vehicle gets dented. The metal doesn’t just go inward but has to move somewhere and can cause the metal extrude out. Much like the ripples in the water when a rock is thrown in. You will see in the PDR video that I had to use a special hammer to knock down the crowns to straighten the metal.

Watch the video of the Mercedes Large Dent being removed above to see the Excellent Paintless Dent Repair

If you are in Minneapolis and you’ve have a dent you need removed. You can contact me to schedule an appointment for your repair.

Excel Dent Removal

1550 91st Ave NE

Suite 303

Blaine, MN 55449

phone: 763-780-4000

web: www.exceldentremoval.com

See more large dents removed with paintless dent repair over on my YouTube Channel

Is it possible to remove large dents with Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)?

There are a few questions I am often asked about PDR.

  • Can paintless dent repair remove large dents?
  • Can you repair a crease with paintless dent removal?
  • Can dents in a body line be removed paintless?

These are some common questions and misconceptions about PDR. With the new advancements and techniques today, all of these are possible. There is no longer a need to send your car off to the body shop for days to have the costly method of having them repaired and painted.

In this video you will be able to see all three of these types of dents are indeed possible.

This dent in the fender of the Toyota Sienna minivan was a large dent with a crease right through the body line. My customer from Coon Rapids MN had a small collision that cause the damage to the fender.
Paintless Dent Removal was the best method to use for this repair.

If you have had a minor collision or need a small dent repaired, then contact us for an excellent repair.

Excel Dent Removal
1550 91st Ave NE
Suite 303
Blaine, MN 55449

Phone: 763-780-4000

Website: www.exceldentremoval.com

More Large Collision Repair Videos over on my YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC258hHbF9oQsneOGZd7djdQ

Porsche Dent Repair in MN

January 28, 2015

This video shows a dent that I removed with paintless dent repair on a Porsche Panamera 4.

My customer from Blaine MN came in to have this dent removed since he had backed into the mail box. I was able to use PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) method to remove this dent without having a costly repaint or diminish the value of the car.

I was able to start with the “glue pull” method to pull up some of the dent and minimize how much pushing I would have to do from behind the dent. I then removed some of the interior to gain access to the back of the panel. Doing this allowed me to finish pushing the dent out with PDR tools. The rear hatch on this Porsche is aluminum. Removing a dent on an aluminum panel takes some extra skill and patience since it reacts different than removing a dent on a steel panel.

Here we have another excellent repair and a happy customer.

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There are several factors involved in estimating the cost of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR).

Size
Depth
Location
Access

Size: We first look to the size of the dent to determine cost. I will often use objects to compare the size of the dent to.
A US quarter is 1 inch.
A golf ball would be about a 1.75 inch dent.
A credit card is about 2×3 inches.
A baseball is 3 inches.
A softball is 4 inches.
A US 1 Dollar bill is 6 inches.

The cost to repair dents with paintless dent removal between these sizes start at $75 for a small dime size door ding to over $300 for larger dents.

Depth: This is one area that is often overlooked when estimating the cost to remove dents with PDR. When most people look at the dent on their car, they tend to look at it straight on. It is best to look at the dent from a 45 degree angle to also determine the depth and the “repercussion” area. This is the area that extends outside the initial impact area of the dent. This way when we estimate the size of the dent we also take into account this larger area. Using the objects from above as an example, the quarter would have to completely cover the dent, not just the impact area, without extending past the outside of the quarter.

I will discuss the location of a dent and the access needed to remove it in another post.

The dent above was repaired for a customer for an auto body shop in Forest Lake Minnesota.
This dent was about the size of a golf ball and was also deeper than a normal door ding.

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