Experts say that between 80% to 90% of hail dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair (PDR) techniques. Because the possible damage caused by hail can vary so widely, using paintless techniques is one of the best ways to restore your car’s panels to the original condition.
How much does it cost to repair a hail Dent?
Hail damage repair costs as low as $1000 or can be as high as $8000 in the most severe cases. To come to an accurate estimate a PDR specialist will factor in the number of dents, the depth of the dents and the accessibility of the dents to determine how much your hail damage repair costs.
How do I make hail dents more visible?
Check for missing pieces in the asphalt of the roof. Look for areas on the shingle that have exposed, black substrate. Search for bruising in the shingles. Dents from hail are not always completely visible . Look for cracking in the shingle. Large hail can make a circular crack if the hail hits it hard enough.
Remove a dent with a hair dryer. Locate and measure the dent. Find the following household items: rubber coated gloves, aluminum foil, a package of dry ice, a can of compressed air and a hair dryer. Heat the dent by using the hair dryer, which should be kept about 6 inches away from your cars surface.
How to use dry ice to remove hail damage dents?
How to Use Dry Ice to Remove Hail Damage Dents. Visit a local grocery store or hardware store to purchase dry ice. It is relatively inexpensive and is sold in large blocks. While wearing a heavy duty work glove, hold a piece of dry ice to the middle of the dent for two minutes. Wipe the car surface clean with the cloth. Repeat if necessary.