WHAT IS PDR
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a process of repairing dents, dings, and hail damage on a vehicle without the need for traditional bodywork or repainting. There are two techniques in PDR, one involves carefully massaging the metal back into its original shape from the underside using specialized tools. The second technique is using hot glue pulling methods to help pull the dent from the outside. This method is faster, less expensive, and less invasive than traditional bodywork and results in no loss of the original paint finish. PDR is particularly useful for removing dents and dings in areas that are difficult to reach with traditional bodywork tools, and is a highly skilled process that requires a trained technician to achieve the best results.
ADVANTAGES OF PDR
Preservation of original paint
PDR is less invasive compared to traditional bodywork as it does not require cutting, sanding, or painting, thus maintaining the integrity of the vehicle and its original manufacturing specifications
Same day repairs
The process of PDR is faster than traditional bodywork and can be completed on the same day, allowing for a quicker turnaround time and reducing the amount of time a vehicle is out of commission.
Paintless Dent Repair is often more cost-effective than traditional bodywork as it does not require the purchase of materials such as paint, primer, and fillers.
LIMITS OF PDR
Size and Location of Dent
PDR is limited by the size and location of the dent. Dents larger than a basketball, or in hard-to-reach areas such as roof creases or sharp curves, are usually not suitable for PDR.
Type of Metal
PDR is most effective on aluminum and steel body panels. Dents on plastic or composite materials are more challenging to repair.
Depth of Dent
The depth of the dent also determines the feasibility of PDR. Dents that have creased or stretched the metal beyond its limit cannot be repaired using PDR.
Condition of Paint
If the paint has scratches or cracks, we cannot fix the paint but can still remove the dent.