What is Filler-Free Dent Repair?

Many people assume that all dents on cars are repaired in the same manner by an autobody repair shop. However, this is not the case. There are different types of techniques that are used to repair dents. One method involves filling the dents in with a filler or compound, sanding the compound down and then painting the area to match the rest of the car. Another method is called filler-free dent repair, a technique that is also sometimes referred to as dent pulling. Here is more information about this type of dent repair. 

What is Filler-Free Dent Repair?

Filler-free dent repair is a technique where a filler or compound is not used to fill in the dent that is present on the body of your vehicle. Instead, the dent is either pulled or pounded out. Suction is used to pull a dent out, helping to pull the indented metal on the body of your car back out, instead of being inverted. If suction does not work, a technician may be able to use a rubber mallet to pound the dent out from the backside of the metal body part, helping to flatten the dent. 

What Are the Benefits of Filler-Free Dent Repair? 

The number one benefit associated with filler-free dent repair is that the vehicle does not need to be repaired once the dent is pulled or pounded out. This helps to reduce the cost associated with having a dent removed and helps to make the process faster. Pounding or pulling a dent out of  a car also involves fewer steps, which also helps reduce the time the repair takes and helps to keep costs lower. 

How Do You Know If Filler-Free Dent Repair is Right For Your Vehicle? 

Unfortunately, there is no way for you to know if filler-free dent repair is right for your vehicle until you take it to a professional autobody repair shop. A professional can tell you whether filler-free dent repair may be ideal for your vehicle, based on the number of dings or dents present, the type of automobile you have, and the location and size of the dings or dents. It is also important to note that some dings or dents are more stubborn than others, and despite a technician’s best efforts, a ding or dent may not pull or pound out. If this happens, filler or compound will need to be used to repair the dent. 

Does your vehicle have an unsightly ding or dent on it? When you need autobody repair, Certified Collision Center is here to help you. We currently have eight convenient locations throughout Northern California, including Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, Oakdale, Modesto, South Sacramento, Lodi and Galt. Schedule an appointment to have us inspect your vehicle and provide you with an estimate to remove that ding or dent from your car. 

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