Can hail damage on a car be fixed?
If hail damage has caused the vehicle’s metal to stretch or crack, then it will need to be repaired with body filler.
In addition, if hail has damaged your vehicle’s paint, conventional methods will need to be used to repair the damage.
Can you repair hail damage yourself?
A simple Google search for hail damage returns dozens of result for “do it yourself” repairs. Some reviews say they work, others say no way. So we grabbed the dry ice, compressed air, a hair dryer, the “Pops-a-dent” kit, and, of course, the damaged car to test them on.
How much does it cost to fix auto hail damage?
Some claim that small dents can be removed for $30-$45. Medium sized dents cost $40-$55 per repair, and large dents are far more expensive to remove at $75-$80 per repair. Auto Trends magazine estimates that the average cost of damage for private passenger automobiles following a hailstorm is about $2,500.
How does a body shop fix hail damage?
A technician manipulates the metal of the car’s framework to remove the dents and dings created by the hail damage. This manipulation is done without having to remove any paint on the surface. The technicians work on the dent from the inside, so there’s no need to deal with any painting, sanding or even filling.