When fixing hail damage with Paintless Dent Repair does it effect the paint job down the road?

My husband's car was recently damaged in a hail storm and the insurance adjuster gave us a quote based on Paintless Dent Repair if it was repaired at the collision center where it was taken for the estimate. I've heard that getting PDR done stretches the paint and can cause it to eventually crack down the road and damage the paint job. Is this true? Would it be better to have the car repaired by replacing some of the damaged areas and repainted?

Asked By: onwingsofsilver - 4/23/2008
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I used to work for a body shop and I can tell you that pulling dents without repainting them can cause the paint to bubble off of the body... More
Answered By: Eben_Sucks - 4/23/2008
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"All's fair in love and war"!!
Answered By: bobweb - 4/23/2008
The paint is already damaged by the hail so pulling out a dent is probably not creating any more damage then if you left it alone. Talk to your insurance agent about your concerns which are legitimate and see if they re-paint it for you.
Answered By: Dtownfb - 4/23/2008
for small and few dents PDR is ok if done by a professional, for larger and many dents i would try stay away from it if possible. if done incorrectly PDR can cause tiny hair line cracks in the paint surface that will eventually consume enough water for rust to form under your paint film and bubble up.. use your... More
Answered By: Roxi H - 4/23/2008
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