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Written By: Josh Cline

Last Updated: 09-27-2021

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What Is Paintless Dent Repair?

A blog about hail repair, really? That's right, we're on a mission to raise awareness about the simplicity of Auto Hail Repair.


Most hail damage is repaired using a process called paintless dent repair or PDR. This is the art of repairing dents to the body of a vehicle by meticulously mending the metal back into shape.


The highly skilled technicians behind this trade have ditched all of the out-dated repair methods like grinding, sanding, using fillers, drilling holes and as the name suggests, without painting.

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Benefits of Auto Hail Repair

Paintless dent repair is known its long lists of benefits like costing much less than new parts and repairs are completed sooner.


These benefits are amplified even greater when there are dozens of dents from hail damage. Add deductible assistance and a free rental car, so life isn't further interrupted, and the convenience factor goes through the roof (no pun intended). This makes PDR with VIP Hail Service the obvious choice when the damages qualify.


Plano, Dallas, and Fort Worth are part of hail central USA which leads to plenty of options for hail repair and most of them will try to find you, offering something that sounds too good to be true in exchange for their shop repairing your hail damaged vehicle.

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Is Paintless Dent Repair Right For You?

There are many things to consider when deciding if damage qualifies for paintless dent removal. The first might seem obvious; is the paint scratched or chipped? If so, you should still consult with a PDR technician before having anyone work on your vehicle. The technician may be able to save you quite a bit by removing the dent with PDR. Then if you still believe it should be painted, most have a trusted paint shop to refer you to.


Something else to look for; are there any holes or tears? PDR technicians can sometimes mend stretched or creased metal back into its original form. Cracks, holes, and tears usually require more traditional body work.


Dents and dings caused by stationary objects are more likely to qualify for paintless dent repair, but with the right skills and experience we can repair dents caused by some parking lot accidents too.


We always recommend letting a technician take a look before having any work done. Are you considering paintless dent removal for your dents and dings? Give us a call or send a few photos to see if PDR is right for you.

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Auto Dent Removal

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Paintless Dent Removal

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Trust Your Technician

Fly by night technicians travel from all over the country and set up temporary shop at the first sight of hail, for their chance to compete in this cut-throat industry. It's no secret that convenience and instant gratification are taking over but what about quality and customer service?


When deciding which shop to trust with your ride, we highly recommend doing a little research and reading reviews, especially if they reach out to you.


VIP Hail Service has combined unbeatable customer service with the highest quality repairs, showcased in their 100's of 5-star reviews. They've been perfecting the customer experience for 30 years and it's truly never been easer or more affordable to have your vehicle repaired after a hail storm.

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Research The Repair Company Online

Chances are you have plenty of options for dent repair technicians in Plano to get the job done and if you’re reading this we can only assume your vehicle is important to you. It’s also of utmost importance to research the company and read their Google and Yelp reviews before scheduling any service. Working in the industry, we hear of unexperienced mobile technicians biting off more than they can chew quite often, leaving you with a butchered, more expensive repair.


What could be worst than inexperienced techs? Scammers that haven't repaired a dent in their life! As you can see in the video below; these scammers are known to lurk in parking lots or at stop lights and prey on unsuspecting victims. They often cause the dent themselves (if there isn't one already) and will walk up as you approach your vehicle.


Then comes the pitch; they'll have some story along the lines of 'I watched someone cause this dent and leave so I decided to wait for you. I actually own a dent repair business and wanted to help you out, I could come by today or tomorrow for the repair and you'll never know the dent was there.'

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Signs of a Dent Repair Scammer

There is also another variation of these dent repair scams, the original being a poser with no tools or dent repair experience at all and the other will seem like legitimate PDR technicians who will (attempt to) repair the dent that they caused. These con-artists are creating their own work by purposely denting the vehicle while you're inside shopping only to then offer you a 'discount' for paintless dent removal.


Before considering dent repair for your ride here are a few red flags to be on the lookout for:


- If the technician approaches you in an unprofessional manor; it is our suggestion to do more research on the company in question.


- If a quick Google search doesn't fill up the first page of results with information about their business, consider another.


- If they ask for payment before completing the minor dent repair; don’t pay until you are satisfied with the results.


- If the quoted price on the day of repair increases significantly; maybe get a second opinion.



We are honored to showcase our 100’s of customer reviews, before and after photos, and vast knowledge of paintless dent removal on our website, blogs, and business profiles. Complete the suggested Google search on us and we’re sure you’ll be confident in leaving all of your dent repair needs to the pros at VIP Hail Service. Our highly trained, master technicians live for seeing the smiles on customers' faces when they first notice their dents have disappeared.

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Body Shop vs. Dent Repair


Paintless dent repair or dent removal, often referred to as PDR, is the repair method of choice for vehicle owners, rental companies, dealerships and even traditional body shops; but why is that? PDR has many advantages some of which include:


-No Car-Fax Reporting

-Maintains Original Parts and Paint

-Most Affordable Method of Repair

-Increased Resale Value

-Timely Repairs; Often Same Day


There are many aspects to consider when determining if auto body damage qualifies for paintless dent removal. The first might seem obvious; is the paint in the damaged area disturbed, scratched or chipped? If so, you should still consult with a PDR technician before having anyone work on your vehicle. The technician may be able to save you quite a bit by removing the dent with PDR. Then if you still believe it should be painted, most have a trusted paint shop to refer you to. Even though you may be paying two bills, the overall cost can be significantly lower. This factor is typically left to the discretion of the vehicle owner and their preference.

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Identify the Type of Dents or Damages


Something else to look for; does the panel or bumper have any holes, tears, or stretched deformations of metal? Highly skilled PDR technicians can sometimes mend and manipulate stretched or creased metal back into its original form. Cracks, holes, and tears are a different story, usually requiring more traditional forms of auto body reconditioning. These methods could include bonding, sanding, and painting although a brand new part could also be the best option.


We could go on and on but the final consideration we’ll touch on: was the damage caused by another stationary vehicle or object or was it the result of a moving collision? Dents and dings caused by stationary objects are always more likely to qualify for paintless dent repair, but with the right skills and experience your technician can repair dents caused by low impact, parking lot accidents and fender benders as well.


With so many things to think about, we always recommend letting a technician take a look before having any work done to your vehicle. Are you considering paintless dent repair for your auto body dents and dings? Give us a call or send a few photos, Mark will gladly take a look to determine if PDR is right for you. If you would like to send us photos you may do so here and receive 10% off your dent repair.

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A Simple Solution to Auto Hail Damage


You may remember being afraid during powerful storms as a child but as an adult the real stress tends to come after the storm - the fear of just how much repairing any damages to your home or vehicle may set you back.


If you do find your vehicle with dozens of dents after a hail storm, following our quick action plan below will allow you to get your car back in pristine condition, without evening paying a deductible.


Contacting your auto insurance provider to file a claim as soon as possible is vital to getting the hail repair process completed quickly. You’re welcome to call VIP Hail Service first, to schedule the repair and let your provider know who will be repairing the damages.


Depending on the severity of the storm and how wide spread the damages are, major insurers sometimes will set up disaster relief sites to assist in hail repairs for more vehicles.


If there is no disaster site and you have a claim number, give us a call to arrange getting your car to our shop in Plano where we will begin our methods of paintless dent removal; pushing, pulling and tapping the metal back to its original shape. With Enterprise across the street you’ll practically have another ride waiting on you when yours is brought to the shop.


Other hail repair companies in the area will often be booked out for months when a big storm hits and honestly, there is no excuse for having a customer drive a rental for that long, no matter how bad the hail damage may be.


VIP Hail Service is dedicated to their customers’ experience from start to finish; getting you back on the road in no time, without a trace of hail damage to be seen.

The history of paintless dent repair

The History of Paintless Dent Repair


The art of mending a malleable metal into a desired shape or design dates back to the 3rd century BC with precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Copper and Tin being used for techniques called repoussé and chasing. These are the earliest documented terms for techniques in metalworking in which a metal is shaped by hammering from the back side to create the design. Chasing, later termed embossing, is a similar technique often used in conjunction with repoussé where hammering occurs from the front side to sink the metal.


In 1931 the term Paintless Dent Repair or PDR was born. Frank T. Sargent wrote a revolutionary book titled “The Key To Metal Bumping”. The book depicts special tools used for paintless dent removal, exactly how they are used and even goes on to describe how one might predict the movements of the metal when using a specific tool.


It would be another 30 years before these PDR skills and strategies would make a public display on record. At the 1960 “International Motor Sports Show” in New York, New York Oscar Flaig’s job with Mercedes-Benz was to repair any minor imperfections to the body of the vehicles on display, caused in transport or by the visiting public each day.

He would have only one night to bring all the finishes back to a perfect condition for the show on the following day. Short on time and out of pure necessity he began to push dents out with a hammer to avoid using fillers before repainting the area. He quickly realized paint was also unnecessary when a dent was removed versus being filled in with another material; thus saving him hours on each repair he was responsible for.


After the show, Flaig would return to his job at Mercedes-Benz in Germany where he would devise techniques and design tools for removing dents without painting or using fillers. His superiors quickly took notice, promoting him to foreman at the plant, taking on the title “golden tinsmith” as he started PDR training for every branch of Merceds’ manufacturing plants. These PDR techniques, tools, and strategies would continue to evolve in Germany long before being accepted and promoted as a successful way to remove dents in the United States.


That was until 1979 when Juergen Holzer moved from Germany to Minneapolis and started Dent Kraft - the 1st recorded business in the US to provide the service of paintless dent removal. Although similar techniques for metalworking may have been employed in the early 1930’s in automotive assembly lines, it was almost another half century before paintless dent repair became an industry of its own.


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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintless_dent_repair

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Auto Hail

Repair

Blog

Written By: Josh Cline

Last Updated: 09-27-2021

Table of Contents

What Is Paintless

Dent Repair?

A blog about hail

repair, really? That's

right, we're on a

mission to raise

awareness about the

simplicity of Auto Hail Repair. Most hail

auto hail repair

damage is repaired using a process called paintless dent repair or PDR. This is the art of repairing dents to the body of a vehicle by meticulously mending the metal back into shape.


The highly skilled technicians behind this trade have ditched all of the out-dated repair methods like grinding, sanding, using fillers, drilling holes and as the name suggests, without painting.

Benefits of Auto

Hail Repair

auto hail repair

PDR is known its long lists of benefits like costing much less

than new parts and

repairs are

completed sooner.

These benefits are amplified even greater when there are dozens of dents from hail damage. Add deductible assistance and a free rental car, so life isn't further interrupted, and the convenience factor goes through the roof (no pun intended). This makes paintless dent repair with VIP Hail Service the obvious choice when the damages qualify.


Plano, Dallas, and Fort Worth are part of hail central USA which leads to plenty of options for hail repair and most of them will try to find you, offering something that sounds too good to be true in exchange for their shop repairing your hail damaged vehicle.

auto hail repair

Trust Your

Technician

Fly by night technicians travel from all over the country and set up temporary shop at the first sight of hail, for their chance to compete in this cut-throat industry.


It's no secret that convenience and instant gratification are taking over but what about quality and customer service?

...

When deciding which shop to trust with your ride, we highly recommend doing a little research and reading reviews,

auto hail repair

especially if they reach out to you. VIP Hail Service has combined unbeatable customer service with the highest quality repairs, showcased in their 100's of 5-star reviews. They've been perfecting the customer experience for 30 years and it's truly never been easer or more affordable to have your vehicle repaired after a hail storm.

Dent Repair Services

  • Auto Hail Repair
  • Auto Dent Removal
  • Paintless Dent Removal
  • Door Ding Repair
  • Lease Returns

Is Paintless Dent Repair Right For You?

There are many things to consider when deciding if damage qualifies for paintless dent removal. The first might seem obvious; is the paint scratched

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or chipped? If so, you should still consult with a PDR technician before having anyone work on your vehicle. The technician may be able to save you quite a bit by removing the dent with PDR. Then if you still believe it should be painted, most have a trusted paint shop to refer you to.


Something else to look for; are there any holes or tears? PDR technicians can sometimes mend stretched or creased metal back into its original form. Cracks, holes, and tears usually require more traditional body work.


Dents and dings caused by stationary objects are more likely to qualify for paintless dent repair, but with the right skills and experience we can repair dents caused by some parking lot accidents too.


We always recommend letting a technician take a look before having any work done. Are you considering paintless dent removal for your dents and dings? Give us a call or send a few photos to see if PDR is right for you.

Signs of a Dent

Repair Scammer

auto hail repair

Chances are you have plenty of options for dent repair technicians in Plano to get the job done and if you’re reading this we

can only assume your vehicle is important to you. It’s also of utmost importance to research the company and read their Google and Yelp reviews before scheduling any service. Working in the industry, we hear of unexperienced mobile technicians biting off more than they can chew quite often, leaving you with a butchered, more expensive repair.


What could be worst than inexperienced techs? Scammers that haven't repaired a dent in their life! As you can see in the video below; these scammers are known to lurk in parking lots or at stop lights and prey on unsuspecting victims. They often cause the dent themselves (if there isn't one already) and will walk up as you approach your vehicle.


Then comes the pitch; they'll have some story along the lines of 'I watched someone cause this dent and leave so I decided to wait for you. I actually own a dent repair business and wanted to help you out, I could come by today or tomorrow for the repair and you'll never know the dent was there.'

Research The Repair Company Online

There is also another variation of these dent repair scams, the original being a poser with no tools or dent repair experience at all and the other will seem like legitimate PDR technicians who will (attempt to) repair the dent that they caused to begin with.

auto hail repair

These con-artists are creating their own work by purposely denting the vehicle while you're inside shopping only to then offer you a 'discount' for paintless dent removal.


Before considering dent repair for your ride here are a few red flags to be on the lookout for:


- If the technician approaches you in an unprofessional manor; it is our suggestion to do more research on the company in question.


- If a quick Google search doesn't fill up the first page of results with information about their business, consider another.


- If they ask for payment before completing the minor dent repair; don’t pay until you are satisfied with the results.


- If the quoted price on the day of repair increases significantly; maybe get a second opinion.

auto hail repair

We are honored to showcase our 100’s of customer reviews, before and after photos, and vast knowledge of paintless dent removal on our website, blogs, and business profiles. Complete the suggested Google search on us and we’re sure you’ll be confident in leaving all of your dent repair needs to the pros at