Paintless dent repair was first develeped over 30 years ago in the 1980's, when prestige car makers were looking for ways to repair small dents that happened during manufacture and delivery of their upmarket cars.
That system is now available to anyone in Australia, whatever kind of car you drive.
How is it done?
There are a few different techniques, but they all involve levering or easing the dent back into its original shape.
This gentle procedure means the dent can be removed without damaging the paintwork and without the need for a respray.
So you can get your car back looking the way it did (or as close as possible to) before the dent occurred.
Faster and better
Because it's much faster to do a paintless dent repair, it's better for you and the car workshop.
A paintless dent repair can be done in just a few days, as opposed to weeks, especially for cars with hail damage.
What size of damage can be repaired this way?
Paintless dent repair is best used for small dents - hail damage is the perfect example, or annoying dings that happen in car parks.
Basically it can repair minor bodywork damage when paintwork hasn't been damaged.
Will it damage the paint on the vehicle?
Paint technologists have examined the system, and ageing tests have shown no evidence of adhesion breakdown.
So basically no damage to the paintwork or the anti-corrosion treatment.
Need to repair your hail damaged car?
If you've been hit by the recent hail storms in Sydney, specialist hail repair sites across Wollongong, Castle Hill and Chatswood have been set up by NRMA Insurance to help assess and repair hail damaged vehicles.
Where possible, repairers are using paintless dent removal, to help get cars back to their original condition and on the road again faster.
Need to make a claim?
For NRMA customers who have already lodged a claim you can choose your repairer, book an inspection time and get your repairs started. Track your claim here.