Hail Damage VS Paintless Dent Repair

Dent Remover
3 min readJan 15, 2022


Hail Damage vs Paintless Dent Repair

A hail storm can damage your car in more ways than one. With paintless dent repair, minor dents are able to be removed without having to repaint any of the damaged area or do a complete hail damage restoration.

Along with cosmetic damage, parts of the car may have become misaligned or broken due to the force of the hailstones. If not addressed quickly, this type of damage can also lead to rusting around the damaged area which is extremely difficult to remove without paint removal and repainting that would be much more expensive than paintless dent repair.

Paintless dent repair is great for removing dents from door panels, hoods, roofs and trunks because it doesn’t involve painting any exterior areas of the vehicle. This means that once the dent is removed, the car has no signs of ever having any hail damage and it can stay looking like new.

These dents are caused by what’s known as “impinging” which occurs when a portion of your vehicle absorbs the impact from a flying hailstone. This causes a bulge to form around where the hailstone struck because parts of your car will have been pushed in from being hit so hard. In time, these small dimples will become larger as rust sets in underneath them because they now have an increased surface area to spread out over, making them even more difficult to repair.

During the process of repairing hail damage that isn’t too severe, technicians use tools such as hammers and dollies for larger areas. For smaller dents, they simply roll specially shaped rods over the surface repeatedly until it pops back into place. A majority of these processes are done within an enclosed compartment. If paintless dent repair is not a 100% option, completing the job with a touch-up paint pen can help.

Paintless dent repair is commonly referred to as PDR, and that’s what we specialize in. We offer a service for all makes and models of cars, from the most popular ones starting with the letter “Z,” such as BMWs or Mazdas, down to smaller foreign cars or hybrids.

The last thing you want to be concerned about after a hailstorm is finding a trustworthy facility to restore your car. Looking for hail damage repair shops should not be time-consuming. Dent Erasers Paintless Dent Removal in the Bay Area specializes in repairing all kinds of dents. In just a few hours, minor dents to massive hail damage can be repaired with paintless dent repair. We also offer paintless dent removal.

If you have any questions about hail damage repairs, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you get your car looking better than it did before the storm!

Paintless dent removal in California has been our specialty for over two decades, In addition, all of our work comes with a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. To learn more about how Dent Erasers Paintless Dent Removal can meet all your hail damage repair needs, contact us today!



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