Monday, June 17, 2019


PDR…Paintless Dent Repair.  If done right, no one will know that your vehicle has ever been in an accident.  As far as body damage goes, shallow dents are not really a big deal. They affect the outermost layer of the car only and their negative repercussions are mostly aesthetic. That is, of course, assuming the impact was soft enough that the paint remained intact.

Like most car repairs, you have two options…bust out your toolbox or hire a pro.  This job will require special tools, of course.  And, who knows?   Maybe you'll get so good you can moonlight as a mobile paintless dent removal technician, showing off your newly-flawless ride to prospective customers.  Dare to dream!

There may be a better solution.  Call the paintless dent repair professionals at Don Embry Body Shop.  They have been removing dents and scratches from Louisville area vehicles for over 55 years.  That is even before anyone knew what paintless dent removal even was!  Call The Don Embry Body Shop at (502) 935-1373 or visit their shop at 8272 Dixie Highway in Louisville.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Aluminum Welding 101.

We wanted to address this again, because of its importance to the future of your car.  A sound weld is all about chemistry, reduction of hydrocarbons, and the proper technique by the body shop.  The characteristics of aluminum differ from steel in several ways.  For one thing, the melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of steel.

Hydrogen is very soluble in liquid aluminum.  As the filler material and aluminum base metal become liquid during the welding process, they absorb hydrogen and can hold it in solution.  A helium/argon shielding gas mixture can be used to combat any issues of porosity (the quality of being porous) if all other options have been tried.

At Don Embry Body Shop, we take extreme pride in our welding technicians whether it involves aluminum or steel.  People of Louisville, KY and the surrounding area have trusted Don Embry Body Shop for more than five decades for all of their vehicle’s body repairs.  Just call ahead for an appointment at their 8272 Dixie Highway location (502) 935-1373.