As well as we try to take care of our vehicles, sometimes dents happen. It can certainly be frustrating at the time, but our expert team of technicians at Brown Brothers Body Works is trained to repair even the toughest of dents to keep your vehicle looking new and make sure that any further issues are kept at bay. Whether one of the kids dropped the basketball net on the hood or ‘someone’ didn’t notice the bins at the end of the driveway, we’ll have your vehicle looking pristine again in no time. When you first bring your vehicle to our Durham, North Carolina, location, we’ll check to see which way the dent can be pulled or pushed out, and whether or not it requires a more invasive approach. In many cases, we are able to get behind the dent to work it out from there and can typically do this without damaging any painted surfaces. This is what we call Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR. If the dent is more severe or paint has been stripped away as a result of a collision, we’ll need to approach the dent in a different way and add additional steps to get things back into their proper shape.
Traditional dent repair may involve a suction device that is used to pull out a dent, or it could require screwing into the panel to gain extra leverage depending on the location of the dent. In either of these cases, putty is typically required to fill in areas that have been damaged (including smaller dents around a larger dent) before the entire panel is prepped and repainted. With paintless dent repair, our technicians will review and assess the dent to determine the best way to gain access from behind it. By removing components such as interior panels, lights, and doors, we can get at these tougher areas from a much better angle that allows for a more delicate repair approach. Once the area is accessible, we use specialized tools to gently push the dent back into its original position. This process can take time, but it takes less time and requires less of an expense than traditional methods because we are able to make the repair in fewer steps and skip the need for repainting the affected surfaces.
Dents aren’t fun to look at, but our friendly staff and ASE certified technicians are ready to welcome you and restore your vehicle to its best condition. Call us at (919) 489-6229, use our online scheduling system to book an appointment, or drop by our location at 411 Erwin Road in Durham, NC. We hope to see you soon to attend to all of your dent repair needs!