What Is “Push 2 Paint/Filler”

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A black and white picture of some cars with the words " time " written on it.

We understand some customers are only in the market to take the curse off the damage due to budgetary concerns, the vehicle’s value versus the cost of complete repairs, or the damage may be too severe to achieve a “never been damaged” condition using only Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) methods.

We understand some customers are only in the market to take the curse off the damage due to budgetary concerns, the vehicle’s value versus the cost of complete repairs, or the damage may be too severe to achieve a “never been damaged” condition using only Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) methods.

What is Push 2 Paint/Filler?

It’s using the Paintless Dent Repair methodology to reshape the damaged area instead of using the conventional body repair methods of just beating it out with unpolished hammers and dollies, welding pull pins or metal plates to pull out some of the damage, applying a thick coat of body filler (also known as bondo) to hide the damage which takes far less skill.

It’s noteworthy to mention welding on metals that most modern vehicles are made of can potentially weaken them by changing their molecular structure and compromising the corrosion protection on the repaired panel.

Push for paint involves getting the damage very close using our advanced PDR methods to iron out the damage, minimizing the need for repainting and fillers. “Hybrid Repair Methodology”

If it’s later decided to finish the repairs to perfection, all we would have to do is feather edge, prime, block, and repaint at an additional cost.

As mentioned, Push For Filler is roughing the damage back to shape using PDR methods with minimal adverse effects on the panel, if any.

In some extreme cases, a thin coat of glazing putty is used to finish leveling the reshaped area before feather edge, prime, and blocking the repair area before the application of primer and paint (at an additional cost)

Push for paint

Push for Filler

A car with its lights on and the rear light turned off.
A car with the front end half-torn off and the rear half-dented.

Hybrid Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

Not a push for filler or paint

I’ll guess this would be an example parking lot gypsy doing this to make it drivable 😉

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