|Before and After Photos 1
|Before and After Photos 1
|Explanation of Before/After
We try our best to provide the best
and most honest camera angles to
show the most detail and provide you
with the most accurate representation
of how good these dents come out.
We will be the first to say that the
ability to see a dent in a picture solely
depends on the angle of the lighting.
Just a slight change in the
angle/location of the light source can
make a big dent virtually disappear
simply by moving the light source or
camera angle. This goes for
"shadows" as well. Basically, it's very
easy to make a shoddy repair look
outstanding with a few camera tricks.
That's why at Dent-Magic, we use a
tripod for our camera as often as we
can. The tripod is never moved from
starting picture to finishing picture.
For the vast majority of the dents, we
leave at least one light in the same
exact place from start to finish to have
a true reflection of how the dent came
out. However, there are some factors
that affect the position of things in a
few before and after pics.
The first factor is time. Sometimes
things get busy and we simply do not
have the time to set everything up
perfectly. If we don't use a tripod, we
take great care in duplicating the
exact position of all parameters.
We're not perfect, though, so you will
see a few pics that don't have perfect
The second factor is lighting needs.
Many times during the dent removal
process, we need to adjust the
angle/location of the light. Since our
immediate goal is to get the vehicle
done correctly and in a timely manner,
our concern about how perfect the
before and after picture turns out
becomes less important.
The third factor is just being human.
Sometimes we miss the opportunity to
take the after shot before the car gets
moved, etc. We still try to take the
after picture anyways because most of
the time, the severity of the dent
compared to the finished product is
A fourth, and maybe most important, is
when a dent repair is finished, the
metal is literally reshaped back to
factory. This affects the reflection
angle in many instances, and the light
may appear to have been moved,
even though it wasn't.
Finally, in the pictures with the biggest,
most obvious damage you see how
well the PDR process works. If the
repair isn't good enough to put on our
website, then it's not good enough to
charge the customer for. This is
extremely rare, though.
There are many companies out there
with before and after pics on their
websites. Make sure you note all the
angles and the locations of all lighting
or lack thereof. Remember, without a
reflection, any dent can look gone.
We hope you enjoy the before and
after pictures, and know that we strive
to show the most honest depiction of
how any dent comes out. Call
Dent-Magic if you have any other
--The Dent-Magic Staff