There are a number of ways that your car can get a dent on it. Another car may hit your car, or you may hit another car. You can back into a pole or light fixture, or a shopping cart can hit the side of your car. Regardless of how your car got dented, you likely want the dent removed. Dents can impact the value of your car and affect the look of your car. There are various ways to remove dents from a car but the most popular is suctioning the dent out. This may leave you wondering if all dents can be suctioned out of a car. Here is some information you may want to know about dents and suction removal.
What Are the Benefits of Removing a Dent Via the Suction Method?
The suction method of removing a dent involves using a special tool that adheres to the dented portion of your car and pulls the dent out. Imagine sticking a plunger over the dent and then pulling outward. The air and the suction motion helps pull the dent out. This tool works in a very similar fashion. The benefit to this is that it can effectively remove small and medium-sized dents without having to remove the entire panel from the car, making it fast and efficient. And when done correctly, it will not cause any damage to your paint or the body of the car.
Can All Dents Be Suctioned Out of a Car?
Not all dents can or should be suctioned out. If the dent is large, the suction method may not work. Additionally, if there are any cracks in the panel, the entire panel should be replaced, rather than having the dent removed. Lastly, many cars have foam behind the front and rear bumpers and portions of the panel. In some instances, this foam needs to be replaced following a large accident. If the foam needs to be replaced, the panel or bumper has to be removed and suctioning it may not be the preferred removal method.
What Other Methods Can Be Used to Remove a Dent?
The suction method is the most common method to remove a dent. But it is not the only dent removal method. Other removal methods include pounding a dent out from the backside and filling the dent in with compound, smoothing the compound and then repainting the panel. If the panel or bumper is damaged, dent removal may not be recommended at all. Instead, the bumper or panel should be replaced.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you want your car repaired right. At Suburban Auto Body in St. Paul, MN, we can fix your car and get it looking exactly like it did pre-accident. This includes removing dents, repairing damaged body parts and fixing paint imperfections. Call us today to schedule an appointment to bring your car in for collision auto body repair.