At Phantom we provide a range of services which include:
Hail damage repair
Car park dents and dings
Minor scratch repairs and touch ups
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Costs and estimates of repairs
Prices start from $110 (inc GST) per panel - up to 3 average dents about the size of a 10 cent piece are included - and depend on the type and difficulty of the dent.
There are four types of dents we fix:-
* Normal dent (low, ding, inward)
* Highspot (outward) ,
* Ridge (outward crease) and lastly
* Creases- horizontal and vertical (line, swipe) with the horizontal crease being the most difficult dent to repair.
The size of the dent and what actually made the dent are very important. If a car reversed into your door with its tow-bar, it is very difficult to reverse that amount of force (upward of 2 tons) so a repair may not be viable.
Depth or sharpness: When the dent is very sharp or deep the steel will stretch and depending on how far its stretched will be the deciding factor in whether or not PDR is suitable.
Size: The best way to describe a dent is using everyday objects: We usually say a dent might be 5 10 or 50 cent sized, the size of a golf ball, tennis ball or basket ball.
Paint colour: Dark colours are harder to achieve a flawless finish on and require more time, hence the higher cost for repair. Another factor to be considered is if the car has metallic paint, sharp dents on metallic paints can leave unsightly push marks in the paint so extra time needs to be taken to avoid this from happening.
Material: Today's cars are mostly made from steel, however, some manufacturers, particularly prestige, use Aluminium or high strength steels HSS. Repairs in these types of materials take considerably longer and again will cost more.
Can you fix dents in my bumper bar?
Cars today usually have the bumper bars made out of plastic and we do not work on plastic, only steel panels.
PDR- Paintless Dent removal is a process that is considered by many to be both an art and a science. It requires high levels of training, talent and patience.
PDR is a cost effective way of repairing dents, dings, creases and hail damage where the paint has not been chipped or cracked.
PDR is a highly skilled craft and metal reshaping art utilising technologically designed hand tools to remove dings, dents, and hail damage without painting.
With special lighting sources and with the proper dent tool, the technician will apply pressure to the backside of the dent. The technician very gently and methodically massages the dent from inside the body panel (inside out) until it disappears, leaving the original dented area undetectable.
We don’t use dry ice, chemicals, plungers, suction equipment, or other devices that you may have seen on an infomercial. Buyer beware, these methods do not achieve positive results and may cause additional damage!
Dent removal takes years of training and practice to truly master. The results in the hands of the right master certified technician should be nothing short of amazing!
With PDR there is absolutely no need to have an entire panel refinished and painted from your local smash repair centre just because of a small dent or ding! PDR is a truly cost effective and time saving solution.
Small dings or dents can be removed in an hour or less and start from as little as $90 compared to 1-2 weeks in a panel shop and thousands of dollars in repair bills.
Do the dents just 'pop' out?
No. The biggest misconception with PDR is that we pop dents. In a very small percentage of cases a large shallow dent may pop back, however, the majority of dents need to be physically massaged back into place, using our specialist tools or the glue pulling method.