Paintless Dent Repair was first used on the automotive assembly line. Dents that occurred as the vehicles were being assembled would simply be removed by massaging the dented metal back into position. This eliminated the costly and time consuming process of using fillers and unnecessarily painting the vehicle.
The Paintless Dent Repair process starts with gaining access to the backside of the dent. The dent technician will select one of the many specialty tools to massage the dent with, as the tools vary in size, shape, and strength. The paint on every vehicle has a pattern to it, and the technician must study this pattern in order to duplicate it in the dent massaging process.
The technician than starts massaging the dent out, using their highly skilled eye/ hand coordination to massage the metal, while duplicating the pattern of the surrounding paint. More than one specialty tool may be required to complete the process.
Using a special light that illuminates the vehicle’s painted surface, the dent is removed by massaging the metal from the backside, slowly moving it back to the metals original position, while duplicating the pattern of the surrounding paint. The massaging process starts in the center of the dent, and is used over the entire dent until it is gone.
When the massaging process has been completed, no evidence of a previous dent can be found.