Paintless Dent Removal/Repair (PDR), is the quickest, most affordable, and least intrusive process for erasing minor dents and dings.
Our technicians are trained experts in PDR and use the latest state-of-the-art technologies to repair dents without affecting a vehicle’s factory paint job.
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless dent repair (PDR) is the process of removing minor dents and dings without disturbing the paint finish of your vehicle by using special tools and processes. In many instances, paintless dent repair is a faster, more economical, and viable alternative to conventional body repair.
The PDR procedure involves the use of specialized tools to apply pressure to the backside of the panel to gradually “push” the dent or ding out. In some cases, a “tab” is bonded to the exterior of the panel to gradually “pull” the dent or ding out. By utilizing either or both of these techniques, our PDR technician is able to restore the panel without requiring it to go through the process of refinishing.
Not all dents and dings are candidates for paintless dent repair, however; if the paint is cracked in the area of the dent, or if the area of the dent is not accessible from the backside of the panel, the dent or ding cannot be removed using paintless dent repair.
Limiting factors for a successful repair using PDR include the flexibility of the paint (most of today’s refined automotive paint finishes allow for successful PDR) and the extent to which the metal has been stretched by the damage, which depends on the thickness of the metal, the curvature or flatness where the damage occurred and the intensity of the impact.
Generally speaking, the shallower the dent, the greater the likelihood of paintless dent repair being a suitable option. Even dents several inches in diameter can be repaired by this method as long as the metal and paint are not stretched. Most experienced technicians can repair a shallow large dent or crease to an acceptable level, but very sharp dents and creases may not be suitable for PDR.
To find out if Paintless Dent Removal may be right for you, schedule an appointment with us.