Before & After Videos
2016 Lexus NX Large Door Damage. Door removed fully off vehicle to access lower door and damage without drilling. Reapply corrosion protection and door skin adhesive.
2018 Mercedes Benz GLE Long Crease Paintless Repair. No Drilling with Glue pull on the dog's leg and Stanliner technology on overstretched door crease.
2015 GTI Large Door Dent. Glue pull and Stanliner technologies with door handle and inner door card removed for access.
2007 Dodge Ram Long Boxside Large Dent Repair. Extremely large roll buckle and displacement.
More Before & After Videos
Example of a three inch Glue PDR full repair on a sedan roof. Glue pull and knockdown exchange until desired surface is achieved. Note that we have to over extend the sheetmetal to get the lowest and resistant parts of the dents out (Impact points)
Volkswagen GTI 6" lower door bodyline dent lifted with Keco Glue pulling equipment and finised up with some pushing tools from a factory opening.
2015 BMW M4 in Fronzen Black with several dents on the quarter panel. Dents removed with paintless repair. This video shows the how the repair plan can change with exploration for factory access that is usable for paintless dent repair. The location of the dent is very important as the paintless repair technician has to line up several things to make the repair happen. To see what he is doing the we must line up:
- himself, line of sight
- the access opening to the immediate backside of the dent(s)
- the tooling and
- reference lighting
This is a quick video case study of a "Stretched" dent repair in an akward spot. I just wanted to share a case study about the repair planning for this case. We use an acronym S.A.L.T.:
-Survey the dent shape and features and angles needed for vision
-Access discovery, how do we get to the backside of the dent
-Leverage, does the plan proved enough power to make controlled pushes
About the dent:
Although smaller, this dent posed some challenges because of it's distance from factory access to the dent. To complicate things the dent itself was quite overstretched and creased.
Overstretched means that the metal (in this case High Strength Steel) was stretched past it's elastic limit during impact. The sheet metal thins and elongates but *no longer* returns to it's orginal length. Essentially the impact created more surface-area and doesn't fit into the former shape anymore! Something like a snapple bottle lid.
PDR is considered cold working so there are limitations but there are tricks to make the extra area occupy a smaller space.