Chrysler estate tailgate car dent repaired using paintless dent removal. The car dent on this vehicle had penetrated the bodyline (also known as the styling or character line). It had created a protruding lump above the dent which added to the complexity of this dent repair. These lumps are a reaction to the impact of the dent and are sometimes referred to as smiles, crowns.
Before any car dent removal is started it is vitally important to asses each dents characteristics and approach the dent repair in the right way. This consists of correct tool selection, adequate temperature of the metal, body positioning, panel access to the back of the car dent, paintwork quality etc. I had to apply a lot of heat in order to perfect this dent repair and exercised a lot of patience. It is very important not to push the metal too hard, too soon. A good understanding of how the metal reacts to pressure and movement was required and how the dent must be manipulated correctly in order to achieve the desired outcome.
When this Jaguar bonnet dent arrived with me today I realised my error immediately. I’d originally quoted and arranged the repair over the telephone and failed to remember that this particular vehicles bonnet opens the opposite way to most. Normally, not so much of a problem, but in the position this dent was located it caused me some problems. Added to this the dent was very slightly stretched (which is very rare contrary to belief about most dents), it was aluminium and to make matters more difficult it was trapped underneath the underside of the bonnets bracing.
After an hour and having put my body in a variety of awkward and sometimes uncomfortable positions the dent was removed. Whilst not a 100% perfect repair in this case, we came very close!
A complex Ford car dent on this Titanium X S-Max rear quarter panel. Great care and patience was required in order to successfully repair / manipulate the metal back into its original form without compromising the paintwork.
Repair Time 2hrs 30 mins