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Can Hail Damage Be Fixed?

by Richard Hubbard Hail repair

Mother nature is possibly the most destructive force on the planet. Sure, we would like to think that heavy machinery in some way compares, but storm damage can be outright brutal—one of the most damaging being hail. Hail can accompany thunderstorms and tornadoes, and it’s even been known to show up on its own. One thing is for sure, hail can make a huge impact, especially on vehicles.


While during a hail storm, one of the most common thoughts is praying your vehicle isn’t hit. For those that don’t have garages and park on the street or outside, the feeling can be intensified. Feeling panicked for your car is completely normal. With millions of dollars worth of hail damage done each year, it would make sense. But what is the remedy? Are there affordable hail repair options out there?



Paintless Dent Repair


One of the favorite services offered by auto collision repair companies is PDR. Paintless dent repair is fast, simple for the trained professional, and extremely cost-effective. There is no painting required for PDR; hence it’s named. With no painting, auto owners can cut down on the repair time by over half. Depending on where the dents are and how many, most damage can be erased in a matter of hours, not days. 


The process for paintless dent repair is far different than the traditional method of body fillers, sanding, and painting. When the technician goes to fix the area, he will need to get behind the dent. He will need to get tools behind the dent to massage it out. In most cases, this method will completely solve the problem.



What Does PDR Not Fix?


There is a time when PDR isn’t the solution you’re looking for. If your vehicle has dents and ding accompanied by paint flaws such as chipping, scratches or fading, you’ll want to use another process of repair to get the better results. However, when talking about hail damage, most of the time, paint isn’t affected. 


What typically happens during a hail storm is balls of hail hit the surface of the car, creating dents and dings, pushing the metal surface ever so slightly. Because these aren’t usually deep, the paint remains intact. It is possible that hail can cause paint damage, but if you look at any car with significant hail damage, you’ll see that it is entirely possible to have zero paint imperfections other than hail dents.


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