Paintless Dent Repair is the most cost-effective and recommended repair method for fixing hail damage according to manufacturers, dealerships, insurance companies, and repair facilities.
When your adjustor looks at the severity of your hail damage, they will write the estimate to be repaired one of two ways, or a combination on the two.
1. The Paintless Dent Removal method [PDR] involves a skilled technician gently massaging your dents out from the underside of the body panel.
2. The traditional body shop method requires that the dents are straightened, filled, and the body panels repainted. Sometimes the damage is so severe that the panels will need to be replaced.
If possible, the PDR method is recommended so that your original factory finish can be preserved.
PDR repairs generally take 1-5 days to complete. Traditional repairs usually take 1-3 weeks.
Any vehicles with severe damage to hoods, roofs, and fenders where the part needs to be replaced and/or painted should expect an additional 1-4 weeks for repairs.