What Is Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is an environmentally-friendly repair method that restores a vehicle's body to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. PDR can be used to remove dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage. The paintless dent repair process involves four primary steps, outlined below:
Learn more about these four steps below.
HOW DOES PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR WORK?
PDR Process and Techniques
Each day, Our Dent Specialist PDR technicians restore vehicles to their original factory condition without compromising a vehicle's original painted finish, or a consumer's wallet.
The first step to any repair process is to assess the damage. Where is the dent? How big is the dent? How do we get to the dent? After assessing the damage, and determining if it can be effectively removed through PDR (as 80-90% of all dents are), we prepare the area around the dent for the repair.
Gain Entry to The Dent
In most cases, PDR requires you to access the back side of the dent, which means carefully removing body panels, tail lights, or in some cases, interior panels. To perform PDR, you need a pathway to the dent. Once we have access to a dent, it's time to perform the PDR repair. This is where the precision and expertise of our trained technicians are most needed.
Get A Better Look at the Dent
Our Dent Specialist uses a special light board to give our technician a better look at the offending dent from his or her point of view. The board displays a shadow of the dent, telling the tech where to precisely place tools on the back end of the dent to massage the body back to its original condition.
Apply Slow Pressure to Work out the Dent
Special tools are then utilized to carefully massage the exterior back to its original position.
The PDR process can be completed with same-day service, depending on a dent's severity, and the results are amazing; even more so considering how non-invasive and quick the process really is.