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Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

is rapidly revolutionizing the world of ding and dent repair. The PDR process is the art of removing minor dings, dents, and creases from a vehicle, while maintaining the integrity of the factory or custom paint finish. It provides virtually undetectable repairs to the non-collision minor damages vehicles experience daily, in a fraction of the time and at approximately one-third of the cost of traditional body repair shops.
If your damage consists of smooth, shallow dings, dents, and creases ranging in diameter from dime-sized to basketball-sized; and / or dents in plastic bumpers that have no holes, tears, or paint damage and are still fully affixed to the vehicle, the PDR process would be the ideal solution.
If the damage is too severe or paint damage is involved, such as sharp dings, dents, and creases that have been stretched too deep; areas reinforced with double metal such as the edges of a vehicle’s doors, hood, and trunk; damage on the edge of a body panel; and / or dents with extensive paint damage (cracked or broken paint), the PDR process is no longer a viable option.

Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair

A number of advantages for paintless dent repair include:
no repainting or body filler needed;
less expensive than traditional body repair;
same-day service in most cases;
no risk of paint overspray on other vehicle areas;
no risk of incorrect color matching;
vehicle retains original paint.
A vehicle with original paint retains a higher value than a repainted vehicle. Even if it is just a door or a fender, it is always preferable to maintain the original paint on a vehicle for as long as possible.

How Is It Done?
PDR technicians use specialized tools to push the metal back into its original shape from behind the dent. Depending on the location of the damage, the panel is accessed by removing trim pieces, through window openings or by removing inner panels.

What Can Be Fixed?
Paintless dent repair is very effective for the following situations:
from very small to large dents;
generally 1990 model year and newer vehicles;
the paint has not been broken or cracked;
the dent is not near the edge of a panel;
the panel has not had previous body repair.

Admittedly, not all damage to the body of a vehicle can be repaired with PDR techniques, but if a dent cannot be removed completely, often the repair will make the damage almost unnoticeable.

Paintless Dent Repair on the Rise
PDR is becoming more widely used, because the size of dent that can be repaired has increased over the last few years.
"We have developed techniques to repair a dent the size of a football, and just a few years ago we were only repairing dents the size of a tennis ball."
The widespread use of high-strength metal and resilient paint finishes has allowed PDR to become a viable alternative to traditional body repair techniques. In fact, some insurance companies will even waive the deductible if PDR is chosen over more traditional techniques.

Consumer Awareness Increasing
Paintless dent removal (PDR) has become widely used over the past decade by car dealers, rental agencies and auctions to prepare vehicles for resale. Yet very few consumers are aware the process exists.

Specially fabricated tools and techniques for PDR have been developed to remove dents, often up to the size of a football, from almost any body panel of a vehicle. No sanding, body filler or repainting is necessary. In most cases, when the process is complete the dent is no longer visible.