Hail Damage Doesn’t Have to be Bad
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at The Hail Gurus, we are all about helping people deal with vehicles that have been affected by hail damage. Hail, unfortunately, tends to strike when people least expect it, resulting in surprise damage that many people are not necessarily sure how to deal with. In our previous post, we went over some of the ways that hail damage specialists repair damaged vehicles and, in today’s post, we are going to continue in this same vein. If you haven’t read our previous blog post, we suggest you go back and do so now, however, if you’d like to jump right in that’s fine too!
What Options do You Have in Relation to Hail Damage Repair?
When it comes to hail damage, there are a few ways to make repairs. While it might seem like damage done to your car from hail is extreme, in reality, most damage can be fixed relatively easily. Below, we have listed a few more ways that hail damage can be repaired.
- Old School: It should be noted that this method of hail damage repair is not the best for vehicles with certain kinds of dents and thinner metal. With this method, repairmen use an oxyacetylene torch to heat the metal around the dent. Working from the outside in, the heated torch raises the metal, allowing workers to slightly hammer the affected piece back into place. Once the dent has been properly raised again, a file is used on the metal to remove any damaged paint and a fresh layer of paint is then added. While this method is not as popular when it comes to newer vehicles, it works great for older model vehicles that utilized thicker metal in their designs.
- Paintless Dent Repair: Paintless dent repair, or PDR as it is more commonly known, is an increasingly popular method of dent removal. During this process, repairmen get behind the dent with tools and gently massage the affected area without the need to paint the exterior of the vehicle. This method is excellent for dents that are not too deep and can greatly cut down on the amount of time it takes to repair a vehicle that has been affected by hail damage. This is a popular method of dent removal for quarter panels, however, this method requires specialized tools that are not always available at every repair shop.
We hope that this short blog series has done an adequate job in educating you on the different methods that major repair shops use to fix vehicles damaged by hail. If you would like to learn more about our dent removal procedures or you would like to schedule an appointment at our shop, contact us today or fill out the contact form on our website. We have been helping Dallas area residents for years with their hail damage repair needs and we are certain that we can help you as well. Contact us today and let’s get started!