Paintless dent removal, also known as PDR, is an environmentally safe way to repair deep dents and creases on the body of a car. Using this method can restore the car, both in terms of aesthetics and overall quality, to its factory-like condition for minimal cost and effort. Often used to address issues like large dent removal, hail damage repair, and minimally invasive car repairs caused by other drivers or severe weather conditions, this technique is one used by reliable professionals all over the country. PDR technicians restore vehicles to their original factory condition without compromising the original paint or the customer’s pocketbook — meaning that it’s often a favorite of motorists, as well.
The paintless dent repair process will fix deep dents and creases in your vehicle using several steps, starting with assessing the damage. It can be a much swifter solution than replacing and repainting an entire section of your vehicle. When done properly, paintless dent repair may take only a couple of hours to complete, which means customers won’t need to devote the entire day to waiting at the auto body shop.
Before you can get started on paintless dent repair, you’ll need to figure out whether this method is the right option for your given problem. Assessing the issue at-hand is always the first step. Noting where the dent is located, as well as the size and depth of the dent, is critical. Which point of access will be easiest to reach the dent? Once the deep dents and creases have been assessed, then the paintless dent repair technician has to determine whether they can be effectively removed with this method.
In most cases, PDR dent removal requires you to be able to access the backside of the dent, meaning it will be necessary to remove any objects that may be in the way of the path to the deep dents and creases. These objects may include side panels, tail lights, interior car panels, or even the tires (as they could block areas around the fender). Once your technician has full access, then the large dent repair can be performed. If the technician needs to gain a better look, they do have a special light board that will give them a better view — making repairs more precise.
The final step involves the actual paintless dent repair process. Your PDR technician will apply slow pressure to the deep dents and creases with a specialized tool. This will carefully massage the exterior of the dent back into its original position. Although the car dent repair process is able to be completed within just a day’s time, the severity of the dents or creases will determine the scope; it can take anywhere from a few hours to half the day, depending on the extent of the damage and your technician’s availability. However, the PDR process is non-invasive and can be done on a tight timetable (especially as compared to other repair methods, the results will likely astound even the most skeptic of motorists.
If your car has sustained damage due to inclement weather or a minor accident, paintless dent repair may be an option for you. To learn more about this method and how we can help to eliminate these damages from your vehicle, please contact us today.