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How To Fix A Dent In Aluminum
In the past, aluminum body panels were only found on European vehicles. Now that there’s a large scale of aluminum on the Ford F-150, other car brands will likely take onto this new style as well. Unlike steel, that remembers its original position, aluminum does not. It needs to be reformed, which can take more time, but it is well worth the wait. To repair and pull the damaged area, the panel must be heated to 400°F to allow the metal to soften. Aluminum dissipates heat very quickly but can become permanently changed if heated past a certain point, and that point is approximately 750°F. The heated panel can now be pulled and while pulling the material it is being work hardened to set the new memory of the collision repair.
Repairing aluminum dents also requires a special tool set. This is a major reason in itself to only trust your vehicle to the experts of a certified aluminum body shop like Cline Collision Center. If a body shop uses the same tools on aluminum that they use on steel, they can cause further damage to the aluminum than when the vehicle first showed up at the shop. One mistake can damage the panel beyond repair. Trust the pros at Cline Collision Center. Don’t take it from us, here’s one of our 5-star customer reviews from Alicia G on yelp.
“There are many places in the area to take your car after an accident, I’m glad I took mine to the right place. Not only did Cline Collision Center make my car look brand new again, but Joe was professional and helpful throughout the process of my auto repairs. They sent me text messages containing the progress of my vehicle, and even encouraged me to come visit my car whenever I’d like. I hope I don’t need their services again anytime soon, but if I do I know I won’t be disappointed”!
Here’s another fabulous review from Katherine G. on Yelp:
“I can’t say enough about my experience at Cline! I did my homework beforehand by getting estimates from 3 other Santa Rosa shops, and Cline was the most personable and reasonable. The shop is clean, professional and welcoming Joe spent ample time with me and answered all of my questions and concerns. I felt like I was the most important customer on the docket! I was kept informed every step of the way, and when I picked up my car, it took my breath away! I highly recommend Cline Collision Center”.
Don’t wait! Give Cline Collision Center a call today to schedule an appointment . We’ll have your vehicle looking spectacular in no time, with our professional and certified aluminum body repair technicians.