Storms bring hail, hail brings dents to local company


When the hail starts falling, that could mean late nights for local business owners Shawn and Alex Brand. The Brands do paintless dent repair and days following storms can be particularly busy at Wichita Dent Company.

“You’ve gotta massage each dent one by one, there might be a thousand dents on the cars, and you’ve just got to start in one small area and work your way around the car,” Shawn Brand said.

One customer noted the struggle with insurance after hail damage.

“The worst situation you get into is…you make a claim and even if you pay a zero balance, it still goes on as a claim in your insurance,” Alex Hunt of Wichita said.

Brand said they’ve seen a lot of quarter-size hail dents this week. The employees take photographs and put in estimates to submit to insurance companies, to help with deductibles.

Paintless dent repair uses a series of pulse-like movement with various tools to return dents in vehicles to their ‘factory flatness.’

“It’s our call of duty, it’s our busy season,” Alex Brand said.

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