3 Reasons Why Students in Car Body Repair Courses Like Paintless Dent Repair
May 3, 2017
Sometimes, a dent will involve extensive additional work beyond popping out the metal—things like sanding, painting, and polishing. Whenever possible, though, automotive professionals will usually try to use paintless dent repair instead.
Opting for this technique allows for numerous advantages for both auto body professionals and the clients they serve. Want to learn a little more about why paintless dent repair is so well liked for auto repair? Here’s a look at some of the main reasons.
1. In Your Career in Auto Body Repair, You’ll Likely See That Paintless Repair Is Quicker
The aforementioned extra steps of sanding, painting, and polishing a repaired dent can be necessary for some dents, but it also adds time to a repair job. Each additional step requires time to complete, and then time also needs to be budgeted for allowing paint to dry. With paintless dent repair, there’s no need for all those additional steps, and so the job can be completed faster.
When working in your career in auto body repair, you’ll likely see that time really is money—you might even make more money from two quick repairs than one lengthy repair—so efficiency is important. You’ll likely want to stick to paintless dent repair whenever possible for this reason.
2. Paintless Dent Repair Requires Little Specialized Equipment
Paintless dent repair typically involves just pushing or tapping out dents in a car’s paneling, which can usually be done without any special equipment. Often, just your hands or a small hammer will be enough to get the job done.
This adds a fair amount of flexibility to the way dents can be removed, allowing enterprising automotive repair professionals to take their skills straight to their customers. This model is growing in popularity in many areas, allowing for a sort of “Uber for dent repair” to spring up—something that wouldn’t be possible with other kinds of dent repair.
3. You Can Keep Dentless Repair Costs Low During Your Career in Auto Body Repair
Graduates of auto body schools are inevitably going to run into a common issue in their careers: customers who are unhappy with how expensive their repair bills are. Often, this will be unavoidable, as costs for parts, materials, and labour can quickly add up to a hefty price.
If you don’t love the idea of sticking people with expensive bills, paintless dent repair will be your best friend. Because it takes so little time to perform—often, you can get someone’s dented car fixed and returned that same day—there’s little labour cost. Because there aren’t many materials or special tools needed, there’s little additional cost of that sort, too. And, of course, a customer who gets to pay a low price is going to be a happy customer, and is likely to come back to you in the future. For all these reasons, learning how to do a great job with paintless dent repair is a great idea.
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