Using Paintless Dent Repair to Take Out Dents From Hail

So you want to know how Hail Damage is repaired with paintless dent removal. This video will show you the professional way that we take the hail dents out of your car using the Paintless Method.

There are some DIY methods of removing dents that may work for you but most probably won’t. You may have heard of taking dents out using dry ice or heating up the dent with a hair dryer and using the cold freezing air from an air duster can  that will pop the dents out. Maybe you can just pull them out with a plunger or suction cup. I have even heard people say they just leave it out in the hot sun and this will cause the hail dents to pop right out. The problem with these methods is that most of them will not work or provide a quality repair and you may just end up damaging the paint.

Professional Paintless Dent Removal

By using Professional Paintless Dent Repair to take out the hail dents, you are choosing the method that vehicle manufactures and insurance companies recommend to repair your vehicel with a better quality repair in a shorter amount of time.

We first have a big quarter to half dollar size dent that is out in the open area of the panel. You can see this in the video showing the underside of the hood. We us a special PDR tool with special tips on it that we use to get on the underside of the panel and then we will likely just push up the metal thus removing the dent.

This method of paintless dent repair you could try to do-it-yourself but if you don’t have any experience with it could be difficult because of the special techniques needed.  We use our special PDR lights to see exactly where we are pushing the dent from under the panel and we make several small little pushes with light pressure “massaging” up every little spot.

Some people have come to me and said they tried to remove the hail dents them self and they have just caused further damage that will not be possible to repair anymore with PDR. What will happen is if you go and push on the dent and you think you just gonna pop it out you actually bust the paint by pushing too hard or you can make little marks in the paint or in the metal from pushing too much.

There is your video demonstration on how to fix the hail damage with paintless dent removal. If you try the DIY Dent Removal method and it just didn’t work out for you or your vehicle got hale damage and you just want the professionals to fix it for you, then give me a call here at Excel Dent Removal over in Blaine Minnesota. My phone number is 763-780-4000 or just visit me on my website at http://www.exceldentremoval.com

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

Phone: 763-780-4000

Excel Dent Removal Website

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Hail Damage Repair

This video shows hail dents being removed with paintless dent repair.

This Chevy SUV had about 40 hail dents in the roof. By removing the headliner we are able to make enough room to use our PDR tools to gently push each dent out from the underside of the panel.

Why Paintless Dent Removal is the Best Option

Paintless Dent Repair is the best option for removing the hail dents from your vehicle. Some of the reasons to choose PDR when you have dents from hail are

  • Saved Time – PDR is a shorter repair process than conventional auto body repair
  • Increase Vehicle Value – You cars value will increase. Not just from repairing the damage but also because repainting you car can decrease it’s value
  • Insurance Approved Repair – Insurance companies recommend PDR for most hail damage repair
  • Safer for the Enviroment – No Paint or harsh chemicals are used in the PDR process. Also, not waste or manufacturing is need for new parts to be replaced

If you are in need of hail damage repair for your vehicle, then contact me today.

Excel Dent Removal

1550 91st Ave NE #303

Blaine, MN 55449

phone: 763-780-4000

Hail stones fell from the sky again on 5/31/08, causing more hail damage in Minnesota. There were reports of golf ball size hail all over the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Several of the cities that had been damaged by the hail include the cities of Big Lake, Crystal, Eagan, East Bethel, Forest Lake, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Rogers, and St Louis Park.

Here are few more pictures from the local news website of the hail damage in Minnesota.

Here is another news stations blog with more pictures of the storm and hail.

Here is video from a stations evening news report of the hail storm.

Here is the news story of the hail damage from the Minneapolis paper.

This year there have been several severe storms across the country. Now that we are into the summer in Minnesota, we may be looking at having more severe weather and hail storms this year. We are at risk for some more severe storms with the possibility of hail, high winds and tornados on Thursday.

There are many reports of hail dented cars all over the Twin Cities. The insurance companies and auto body shops are busy writing estimates. Most shops will be making hail repairs for several months. There are also many auto dealers that were hit by the hail that will be having “hail sales”.

Subscribe to the Exceldent Blog via RSS or keep checking back for our upcoming posts. Future posts about choosing a repair shop for your hail damage. Knowing who is actually repairing your vehicle and discussing what repairs you want done to your car.Going Green, why paintless dent repair is safe for the environment.

If you received hail damage to your car, choose Excel Dent Removal for your paintless dent repair. Talk with your insurance company and get a claim number. Have your insurance company look at your vehicle and give you an estimate. You can then bring us the estimate and we will then work with your insurance company to make sure your car is restored back to new again.

There are a few things you should know before taking you car in for a hail damage estimate. Whether you are taking it to the insurance company or a dent repair shop for the hail dent estimate.

First would be to have the exterior of your car clean and dry. This is so that the person looking at your vehicle will not miss any of the hail dents or damage to the panels. If your car is dirty, hail dents and other damage may not be noticed. This will cause a need to supplement the insurance company for the additional dent repairs needed, delaying the time needed for hail damage repair to your car.

Second, in what conditions is your vehicle being looked at? If your hail damaged vehicle is being estimated outside in the sun, you will not be able to see all of the hail dents. In order to see all the dents, the car should be in the shade or it would be best to be inside. A proper reflection is also needed to see all the hail dents. * See the picture below * A proper reflection and lighting will help with the hail damage estimate.

Proper reflection lighting for hail estimating

Third, be sure to know that the dent repair shop is experienced with hail damage estimating. They should know the “limits” of what can be repaired with paintless dent repair. They should also know what to look for if the vehicle has had other major body repairs. If your car has had previously been repaired and painted with conventional auto body repair, paintless dent repair may not be able to be used on those damaged panels. They should be able to look for damage to the paint from the hail. If the hail dent falls on the edge of a panel, it may have put a stress crack in the paint. That panel then would need to be repainted.

Be sure that the insurance company or repair shop explains the estimate to you. You should know what repairs are being done to your vehicle.

You can get some great information about paintless dent repair and hail damage repair from the National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians. They have FAQ about Hail Damage and Info About Hail Repair.

Here is a great article about Proper Paintless Dent Repair Estimating. It is from Autoinc.org an online magazine published for the ASA (Automotive Service Association).

If you have any questions about your hail damage estimate, we would be happy to help you.

We are able to work with your insurance company to be sure that your car is restored to its pre-damaged condition.

Contact Us for your Free Hail Estimate.

It is that time of year again in Minnesota. We are into the severe weather season with hail storms and tornados.

On May 25, 2008 hail and a tornado came through Anoka county. Some of the areas hit with hail were Ham Lake, Elk River, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Lino Lakes, Anoka, Andover, and Annandale. There was also a tornado that came down in Coon Rapids then to Blaine and Hugo. Reports of the hail range in size from one inch to three inches.

Here a some pictures of the hail that came in to the local news stations.

Hail in Anoka County and Elk River

This larger hail can do some damage to your car. With many dents on your car, it may look like you may have to have major repairs done to repair it. With paintless dent repair, we can remove the dents without the cost and time of major body repair. We do not fill the dents and then repaint your entire vehicle. We are able to make the repairs without damage to your paint and have your car back to you in one to three days.

We will have more updates to the hail damage as it comes in. We will have more photos of the damage and we will post a video of some hail damage that Excel Dent Removal recently repaired.