BMW April 2022

Celette recently held a full three-day training course for their innovative BETAG small area repair system showing attendees the best way to repair with aluminium and steel surfaces which need small dents removed quickly. “Currently with today’s mix of high strength steel,” says Richard Gagic, “these panels have very poor properties to prevent small dents occurring in many areas of the car body.”

BETAG have created a number of very clever repair solutions using a combination of basic slide hammer and Flatliner puller that has the highest adjustment and can remove dents quickly while the body shop technician can easily gauge that the visual panel appearance is reformed to its original panel height.

Another option is their pre-push or glued stud which can ease out small dents when pulled upwards but smaller dents and larger damage will in some cases need a further integrated approach using the flatliner principle which uses studs and bolts to set height values of the surface on the bridge height for perfect dent removal. This is used in combination with a hot air gun to make the panel straighten in rapid time.

To remove any metal fold damage special hammers are offered to manipulate the surface levelling in ultra-fast time and the need to remove interior trim parts. The combination of the aluminium flat liner plastic repair method, Slimliner makes up a full line-up of surface dent removal options to enable any forward-thinking body shop quicker and faster options to remove and repair dents and panel deformation say BETAG. They work non-extensively with automotive big names like BMW, Toyota and Mercedes among others to overcome the problem of paintless small area damage repair as well as systematic panel repairs on the modern car body.