|Average Cost for Dent Repair|
|Dent Size in Diameter||Cost|
|1" dent||$75 - $100|
|1" - 1½" dent||$100 - $125|
|1½ - 2" dent||$125 - $150|
|2" - 2½" dent||$150 - $175|
|2½" - 3" dent||$175 - $200|
How to Repair a Dent
Repairing a dent is not a very difficult procedure. In fact, it one of the easiest 'do it yourself' task, provided you are quite good at external vehicle repairs and also have fair knowledge of the auto parts. This task can be completed in a couple of hours. Here's how to repair a dent.
- You will need dent repair tools such as the drill, spray primer, dent puller, sandpaper, disc for medium surface-conditioning, wooden block, dolly, body filler, 3 - 4 mm drill bit, a hammer, and some vehicle paint.
- With all these tools in hand, you can now move on to repairing the dent.
- Determine the mid-point of the dent and then prepare a hole using the drilling machine.
- Now take the dent puller through the drilled hole and pull the dent puller, in order to straighten the dent.
- Further, start hammering the frontal side of the dent and simultaneously hold the dolly at its rear side.
- Now, with the help of the medium surface-conditioning disc on the drill, grate the paint, which is lying at a radius of 1 inch around the dent.
- Use a body filler to fill up the affected area.
- Once the body filler dries, sand out the area with the help of a sandpaper and apply about 5 - 6 layers of spray primer on the affected area.
- Now, once again apply sandpaper to the primer and clear out all the scratches on the dent.
- Finally, paint the dent with a paint color and material similar to that of the entire vehicle, and you are done.