jimmymaguire wrote:Hi johny,
The general methods of paintless dent repair utilize metal rods and body picks to push the dents out from the under side of the body panel. Additionally, glue and a specially designed tab may be used from the outside of the panel to pull the dents out. In either case, fine-tuning of the repair often involves "tapping" down the repair to remove small high spot (master techs will not need to tap), or shrink the metal, making the surface flat. Paintless Dent Repair may be used on both aluminum and steel panels. If a technician pushes too hard when creating these high spots,as known as tits the paint will split and crack and the paint is ruined which means it will need to be touched up or the panel will now need to be painted(Master techs will not crack or chip your paint 99% of the time, although if the paint is not in good condition or the metal is cold it can crack and even the very best tech can not stop this from happening. When damage is too great but it's still worth it to insurance company or tech they will do something called push to paint which involves them pushing it to be flat and the paint almost always crack but this is okay because the body shop is going to repaint those panels anyway. It save time and money doing it this way. Quality technicians can use these high spots(NOTE: That a with a quality tech there should be no high spots that are very visble at all) that are barely visible to match the texture of the paint.
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