Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Explained

Paintless dent removal is an ECO friendly repair process that restores dents and dings back to its original state. The trained PDR tech gains access to the underside of the affected panel and gently pushes the dent back to its original condition. In almost all cases the dents and dings will show no evidence of being repaired when preformed correctly. Your factory finish is restored and never harmed using this process. It is why major manufactures always choose PDR first over conventional repair process.

Using PDR means no fillers, primer, sanding or painting.

  • Save tremendous time using PDR method over conventional repair.
  • Keep your factory finish.
  • Work carries a lifetime warranty.

There are some limitations to PDR and below are the most common.

Can All Dents Be Repaired With PDR?

Through PDR, an experienced technician can repair most shallow or minor dents without the need to repaint your vehicle. For an effective restoration, the original paint finish cannot be cracked or chipped. If it is, the dent would require traditional repair services.

PDR does have limitations. In some circumstances, it’s more feasible to use alternative or traditional options for body repair. If your vehicle has any of the characteristics listed below, paintless dent removal may not be enough:

  • The dent has sharp edges or torn metal
  • The paint on the inside of the dent is scratched or broken

  • The dented metal is located at the edge of a panel

  • Body work had previously been done on the dented area

Stretched Dent

This refers to when a hail dent or door ding actually impacts so hard it physically stretches the dent creating more and thinner metal than before. When this happens there is no place for the new metal to go, and this causes the repair to need some additional repair. New technology has allowed us to fixed many stretched dents however, some dents require additional methods of repairs.

Limited Access: Some makes and models limits access to areas where the dents are situated. Therefore, other repair methods may be required.