Dent Repair Columbia SC

Paintless dent removal is the new craze in the auto body shop industry. The PDR process works because of specialized paintless dent removal tools and techniques used by auto technicians who read the paint on the vehicle where dent is located in order to calculate where dent ends so that the tip of the specialized tool can be used in the right spot. From there it’s a matter of patience. Benefits of the PDR process are that it takes less time than traditional collision repair, vehicle retains original paint and it’s less expensive. This technique can be used on small and large dents, on vehicles manufactured in 1990 or beyond, if paint not broken or cracked, the dent is not near the edge of a panel and the panel has not had previous bodywork. Listed below you will find auto body shops around Columbia that can give you more information.

Astro Auto Electric
(803) 772-2100
1168 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Used & Rebuilt Auto Parts Retail, Electric Motor Dealers
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Mechling Brothers Complete Auto Repair
(803) 748-7003
2521 School House Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Dick Smith Ford
(803) 254-4000
2800 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair

Dick Smith Nissan of Columbia
(803) 649-5959
4030 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Southern Glass and Plastics CO
(803) 771-7878
1819 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC
Services
Auto Glass Repair

First Vehicle Services-Richland County
(803) 576-2210, 001-2004
400 Powell Road
PO Box 23365
Columbia, SC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Nortons Stereo
(803) 786-2221
3326 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Campbell's Wrecker Service
(803) 771-0206
310 S Assembly St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Tue:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Wed:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Thu:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Fri:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sat:12:00 am-11:59 pm
Sun:12:00 am-11:59 pm

Dick Smith Ford of Columbia
(803) 254-4000
2800 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Transmission Center
(803) 791-5352
Columbia, SC
 
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Dent Repair

5/1/2002

Let's face it. The PDR, or Paintless Dent Removal, market is hot and getting hotter every day. Just open any trade magazine and you're deluged with all the PDR tool offerings that exist. Manufacturers are offering every configuration of tool imaginable in exotic materials, color coded, titanium centers with kryptonite tips. It gets overwhelming when you are in the market for tools that just work. And that's really what it comes down to, tools that work. If you ask a group of experienced PDR technicians what they require in a good working tool set, you will get the same answers. They have a core set of tools that they use over and over again. They have their favorites and occasionally they have to go to the pile of obscure dust covered tools that they haven't touched in eight months. PDR Techs look for labor saving devices that allow them to get the job done as quickly as possible. The faster they can pop a dent, the quicker they are on to the next one, which translates to higher profits. Competition in this arena is getting fierce. One of the emerging trends in the PDR industry is glue pulling kits. You might say that this is nothing new they have been around for years. And they have been. What is happening though is a refinement of the tools and the application of new adhesive technology. Higher adhesion glues are making these tools an appealing option to PDR Techs.

Body shops are facing a changing market with constantly heavier competition. Acquisition...

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