A wide range of dings and dents can be repaired using paintless dent removal, but if there is damage to the paint, paintless dent repair may not be an acceptable repair method.
The most frequent use for paintless dent repair is the repair of hail damage, door dings, and minor body creases.
The techniques can also be applied to help prepare the damaged panel for paint. Such applications are referred to as “push to paint”, or “push for paint”.
Limiting factors for a successful repair using paintless dent removal include the flexibility of the paint, and the amount the metal has been stretched out by the damage incurred. therefore, often particularly sharp dents and creases may not be repairable – at least not without painting afterwards.