Paintless Dent Removal : Our Services
What Is Car Dent Repair?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Car dent repair, also called paintless dent repair (PDR) or paintless dent removal is a quick and effective way of removing dents and dings from the body of a vehicle. With many dents and dings, the paint on the car has not been scraped and is still intact.
PDR is a comparatively new technology for removing minor dents and in some cases even major dents. PDR does not involve repainting or removing the factory finish from the vehicle.
When doable, why is PDR the ideal way to remove dents?
Gone are the days when every dent requires a body shop. With body shop work, the paint is stripped, the dent filled with bondo and sanded, the surface primed and sealed, and then attempts are made to match the paint to the original factory version.
In fact, because the factory paints used on cars today are very flexible and durable, many dents and dings don’t damage the paint. This enables technicians to apply PDR techniques that reverse the dent and restore the car back to how it looked prior to the accident.
As the National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians states:
“…this process is the closest you can come to the dents never having happened in the first place. Both the metal and paint are put back into pre-accident condition.”
What techniques are used in PDR?
Our technicians examine the car and figure out how the impact occurred. We’ll spare you the technical terms and details, but basically we work to reverse the process. We have various tools we use against the back of the panel, and the technician slowly massages the dent, removing it and restoring the panel to its original form.
What types of dents can PDR fix?
The size of the dent, location of it and how deeply the dent goes into the panel determine whether we can fix it with PDR. Even if the dent is the size of a basketball, depending on where it’s located and if it’s not too deep, we can often remove it.
The reason deep dents present a problem for removal is because the metal has become too stretched.
Even small dents are sometimes very deep, and cracked paint is often an indicator of a deep dent.
Locations on the car where dents are difficult to remove include:
- Opening lips on quarter panels
- Forward areas of heavily braced hoods
- Edges of some panels