DIY Dent Repairs are very common and seen often in the PDR and GPR Industry. It seems easy to many. The online videos make it look simple and lead many to think it looks so easy why not give it a try. This example is something an owner of a new vehicle seen, Paintless dent removal procedures online, and decided to try removing his damages from a rear quarter panel by pushing with a steel rod within a axcess cover removed on the interior of car.
To any average person this image above looks as though it could be damage from an accident. Someone ran into the vehicle and caused what you see. But if you look closely you will notice high spots, areas in white are missing paint from what is called over pushes and caused by pushing the metal to excessive limits where the paint has given up and cracked or just fell off.
Most car owners do not know just how hard paintless dent removal and glue pull repairs are and the years it takes to master the ART of Dent Removal. We will show you in images below that although most DIY mistakes can be reversed most are twice the time involved to reverse and considerably more work than the original damages.
And through the images you can see it was repaired by GPR- Glue Pull Repair, by Mobile Dent Medic of Toronto. Even after the owner had decided to take the vehicle to a bodyshop and have the damages removed and rear quarter panel repainted a GRP technician was able to glue pull and blend most of the DIY damages out and bring this back to an acceptable level for the client.
And we add it was not the cost of PDR or GPR that motivated the client to try his own dent removal it was the cost of removing the damages and repainting that he could not afford. So if you are considering DIY dent removal seek an experienced technician to give you a quote.