As Seen On TV: Should you or should you not?
We’ve all seen those As Seen On TV products on TV late at night advertising the ability to remove scratches, paint match, and bring out dents.
But is it worth trying these countless products to save some money on auto body repairs and paint?
We’d have to say “probably not,” but not just to make money. We care about our clients and we hate seeing people waste money on partial fixes or temporary solutions.
If you come to us, you will rest assured that the job will be done correctly the first time, every time. You won’t have to lift a finger to remove a dent; we will do all of the work.
As Seen On TV: Should you or should you not? Expert’s Advice
Today we’ll bring up some types of products and How To guides you may find online and in stores that promise results, and we’ll point out the flaws and why you may want to reconsider.
1. Dent removers
There are a ton of dent removing products on the market. Most of them just involve a suction cup and requires you to pull the dent out. This is a common process even in shops, but the equipment we have is of a much better caliber than the products you find in stores.
Besides, it may take you several tries to pop that dent out, using all of your strength, and you may get the bulk of the dent out, but you may be left with smaller dents and spots where the paint has come off. That brings us to the next product.
2. Paint matching products
Every now and then we’ve all seen commercials for products claiming to repair scratches to your paint job. This one tube can match any color flawlessly, or so they claim.
They may get close in some cases, but it’s more likely to just slightly mask the scratch temporarily. Proper scratch and dent removal paired with true paint matching technicians is the best way to go for lasting results.
3. How To Guides
Thanks to apps like Pinterest people are being exposed to a lot of “do it yourself” methods of fixing all sorts of things. Videos of people repairing dents and scratches in their cars are easy to find, but very little is explained as to how it works or how to actually do it.
One such example is the video floating around of someone pouring boiling water from a kettle onto a dented bumper. The video fails to inform the viewers what material makes up the bumper, and the comment section is filled with people telling stories of it not working.
Any technique found online should be tried with caution, but avoiding the Do It Yourself trial and error system is best. Have a professional do it for a foolproof fix, not a cheap fix that may cause more harm than good.
Bring in your car, truck, or other automobiles to us for everything from small dings and scratches to more severe body damage.