Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair (PDR) can remove minor dents and shallow dents from your vehicle body, without the need to repaint your car or truck. Of course, the paint surface or finish must be intact to be successful. Cracked or chip paint on damaged areas eliminates the ability to use Paintless Dent Repair and you may need to inquire about our traditional scratch and dent repair services. Paintless Dent Repair is a cost-effective alternative repair process to remove dents and dings while preserving the existing paint finish. Dents are massaged out with specialized tools, eliminating the need for body filler and paint materials. It is most commonly used for door dings, creases, and hail damage. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
Paintless Dent Repair involves the use of specialized tools to apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections. Damage may also be repaired by bonding a “tab” or other devices to the exterior of the panel and pulling the dent from the topside. By using either of these techniques, our certified technicians able to restore panel appearance, thus eliminating the need for refinishing the panel’s surface area. Instead of using fillers and paints, Paintless Dent Repair works from the inside out. The dent is removed from the inside by being pushed out using a careful process. The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
Use Toothpaste to Remove Scratches & Scuffs
Just grab a damp, soft cloth and a smear of toothpaste, and you can erase scratches and scuff marks on your car without much work involved. This trick works best if the scratches and scuff marks haven’t fully penetrated the clear coat of your vehicle’s paint. If you can grab hold of a scratch with your fingernail, it might be too big to buff out with toothpaste.
Toothpaste works to sand down the uneven surface of your car’s glossy sheen and fills in the gap. Just make sure the surface around the area is clean—you don’t want to buff particles of dirt and debris into your paint. If there is foreign paint on the outside, the toothpaste will act as an abrasive to help remove that, too.
Add a dab of toothpaste to your damp cloth. Rub the toothpaste onto the scratch or scuff mark using small circular motions to cover its surface. As you move or lift the cloth, you should see the scratch or scuff mark disappear. When you see that the mark is gone, you’re finished! The Dent Shop (469) 233-5880
How To Remove Paintwork Scratches With Toothpaste
First, make sure the surface around the area is clean. Otherwise, you might buff particles of dirt and debris into your paint.
- Add a dab of toothpaste to your damp cloth.
- Rub the toothpaste onto the scratch or scuff mark using a small, circular motion to cover its surface.
- As you move or lift the cloth, you should see the scratch or scuff mark disappear!
TOOTHPASTE WON’T FIX EVERYTHING
The deeper the scratch, the harder it is to remove. If your scratch penetrates through the clear coat, toothpaste might help to lessen the appearance of the scratch by polishing the clear coat around it. Depending upon the clear coat, it might ‘melt’ slightly to fill the scratch.