Tom Hedke Hail Repair - Midland,Texas
What is Paintless Dent Repair
PDR is a technique in which highly skilled craftsmen work from the inside out using special metal rods and hand tools (using the principles of stress relief) to remove the dents, while preserving the original finish of your vehicle. There is no evidence of distortion to the naked eye after most repairs.
Paintless dent removal is a process that allows us to remove dents, dings, and other body blemishes without the need for paint or body fillers typically used by traditional body shops. This process enables us to restore your vehicle to its original condition at a fraction of conventional body shop repair work or replacement.
Most minor dings and dents can be removed with Paintless Dent Removal. The original paint should not be damaged. A scuff or chip is acceptable. The edges of a panel are sometimes repairable; however, access may be limited. Paintless Dent Repair in Midland, Texas can remove many dents that other PDR companies can’t.
Today, Paintless Dent repair is a refined combination of science and skilled craftsmanship. Damaged metal is moved back into shape by hand with other metal and nylon tools. Under the right conditions, a ding or minor dent repaired by a skilled technician is undetectable. However, not every dent is repairable. Some locations, where metal is doubled or stretched, can't be repaired using PDR.
The first thing you need to do when your car is damaged by hail is to contact your insurance agent. Agents get backed up with claims the first few weeks after a hail storm, so the sooner you contact them, the better chance you have to get your vehicle in to Tom Hedke Hail Repair for prompt repair..
No. Tom Hedke Hail Repair will work directly off of your insurance estimate, and directly with your insurer during the process of your hail damage repair. This will save you time by not having to duplicate the estimate process.
The number of dents per panel and the size of dents per panel determine the repair cost.
No. PDR is preformed from the underside of the panel.
Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, when properly performed will allow you to get more for your trade-in because it has not been repainted. This can save you BIG money (about 20%) at trade-in. (A $20,000 vehicle could decrease in value as much as $4,000 when it has been repainted).
Same-day service is possible on minor hail damage. Usually, 48-hour service is to be expected. Heavily damaged vehicles could take up to 5 days.
No. Hail damage is considered an "Act of God" and should not raise your insurance premium.
Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, involves accessing the backside of the damaged area and, using specialized tools, "massaging" the metal back to the original factory level. Yes, we can even access damage behind and under braces and the like.
The PDR process will not harm your vehicle's finish. PDR is performed from the inside of the panel.
You can expect to save around 20% to 300% over conventional painting methods on door ding repairs.
Estimates for door dings only take a few minutes and are FREE! We will assess the damage and explain what we can do for you. You will receive a copy of the estimate for your records, and you can bring it back anytime and pay that price for that damage.
Most dents can be repaired in about an hour or less. More extensive damage could take a few hours. Many of our customers wait while their vehicle is being repaired.
Average door dings (1/2 dollar size and smaller) run between $75 and $95. Larger dents can go up from $95, but will always be less than conventional body shop repairs.
Because door dings and dents can normally be repaired cheaper than your deductible, there is no reason to use your insurance. Unlike a hail damage claim, claiming door dings could cause your insurance rates to increase (non-Act of God).