You should say no to any auto body repair service that attempts to fix a dent using a drill-in dent repair method. This method is outdated and may potentially cause further damage down the line. You shouldn’t attempt to restore a dent by employing the method yourself either.
How Drill-In Dent Repair Works
The method is usually employed when the back of the dented area is unreachable. A hole is drilled into the sheet metal and a screw is inserted. A slide hammer is then used to pull the metal back into place. Since the hole has to be patched up and painted over, the process can take several days. A more updated method like paintless dent repair can usually be completed on the same day. It also doesn’t require any drilling.
While drilling-in to repair dents sounds like an effective method, the problem lies in the hole itself. Even if the hole is patched up properly, it still exposes the sheet metal’s interior. This leaves it susceptible to the elements, which can cause the surrounding area to rust. Once the rust begins to show, so will the hole. This will usually manifest in the form of a visible indentation or small circular outline.
You now have to foot an additional cost to patch up the hole and restore the rusted area. Part of the repair also entails a fresh coat of auto paint, which means additional labor fees.
Modern Dent Repair Methods
Contact Body Works to have your dent fixed. Tour our shop to learn about the methods we use. We employ the latest in paintless dent repair technology. Your car won’t show the slightest trace that it was ever dented at all. Don’t rely on primitive methods like drill-in dent repair that will do more harm than good in the long haul.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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