Car Boot/Tailgate Dent Removal

Common Causes

  • Heavy Handed Closing of Tailgate
  • Miss Judging Distance While Reversing
  • Pushing Vehicle Forward by Hand
  • Bumps from Another Vehicle

Access Issues

  • Inner Trim Removal
  • Tail Light, Indicators
  • Internal Strengtheners
  • Associated opening hinges

Tailgate, Boot Dents & Causes

The Tailgate/ Boot Lid is subject to all manor of Dents, Dings and General Car Body Damage. This part of the vehicle is also the most likely to be dented whilst reversing. Having parking sensors fitted is a bonus, however does not make the driver immune from mis judging distances and pranging the tailgate. These type of dents are usually quite large, many unrepairable. Also other vehicles reversing, especially 4x4 types with the spare wheel on the back can cause quite heavy damage to the Lift Back

Pushing Them Too Hard

Car Boot/Tailgate Dent

Quite often Tailgates are heavy and drivers use a two handed closing routine. Apply too much pressure and in they go, two lovely dents either side on the panel.

These type of dents are very common, in fact on most tailgates they will probably be found.

Luckily although very unsightly, a Highly Trained Car Dent Repairer can repair this type of dent to an extremely high standard. In fact in most cases leaving no sign of the dent at all.

Matters only get worse when you overload the boot area with such as shopping, or that chair that's just a little bit too big. Then forcing the boot/tailgate closed can cause raised areas on the outside as well as further damage inside.

Dent Master

A Trained Paintless Dent Remover can most often repair these dents to a very high standard making them virtually undetectable. Maintaining both the look and value of your car.

Accessing Boot/Tailgate Dents

tailgate/ boot dent

Occasionally for minor dents, access can be gained through drainage holes or by removing rubber grommets in the tailgate itself. However as dents in the tailgate are usually quite large

With boot/tailgate dents it is highly likely that the internal trim will have to be removed. This process is usually straight forward though on certain makes and models of car, can be extremely difficult to carry out.

Many modern cars also have a light cluster set into the opening Hatchback panel which may give the required access once removed.

Tailgate Internals

There are also internal strengtheners built into the structure of the tailgate. These are sections of the inner tailgate panel bent inwards and bonded to the outer skin.

Often if you see a dent with a high spot in the middle it is the presence of an inner support.

Occasionally the rear wash wipe assembly may be removed to allow decent access to the dented area.

In many instances the majority of the work entailed in removing a tailgate/boot dent is taken up by disassembling & assembly of the interior of the tailgate.

As is true for any type of car dent, if you have any questions or need some free advice then please use my free estimate link below & I'll get back to you. You can also call me if preferred

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