Why (PDR) is better, more cost-efficient repair.
Paintless Dent Repair is an emerging technique that removes dents from automobiles in an eco-friendly way. It is a restorative process that can remove minor to even large dents from the vehicle’s body without damaging the original paint or scratching the protective clear coat layer on top.
Pressure is applied to the underside of dents by skilled, certified technicians to restore the metal to its original or pre-damaged position without any need for filler work or repainting. It is gaining popularity due to its cost-effectiveness and speedy process, making it suitable for dents without any paint damage.
When is PDR a good Idea?
PDR is a good idea when the car has one or more dents that cause the vehicle to devalue.
PDR can be beneficial if the vehicle has dents from:
- Dents small or large without paint damage
- Door Dings from parking lots
- Shopping Carts
- Wind damage to your vehicle after a storm
- Hail Damage to your vehicle after a storm
Damages done to your car can be fixed through an effective process called Paintless Dent Repair.
The Paintless Dent Repair Process
A certified technician will perform four essential steps in PDR to remove dents from your vehicle.
- Assessing the Damage
- Dent Location / Access
- Examining the Dent
- Slow Pressure Application or Glue Pull
Assessing the Damage
In the first stage, the technicians examine the dent to judge the seriousness of the damage. Technician also concludes the time required for dent removal. A certified technician can generally restore smaller dents in less than a day; however, they might need more time if the dents are larger.
Dent Location / Access
After the dent’s initial assessment, the technician performs one of the most critical steps: How to gain access to the dent’s backside to avoid any paint damage? An expert technician will sometimes need to R&I (remove and reinstall) taillights, doors, door glass, headliners, or even bumpers to gain access to the dent’s backside, where they slowly apply the required pressure to push the metal back to its original shape.
Because getting to the rear of the damage might be difficult in some situations, professionals use GPDR (Glue Pull Paintless Dent Removal), which involves pushing the dent out of the top surface and massaging it back down flat. The technique of access differs based on the extent of the damage and the position of the dent.
Examining the Dent
Our expert technicians move a step further to examine the dent with a special light. Scrutinizing the dent can enable the technician to make an evaluated judgment about the repair process, mode of entry, and tools that will be needed. Through light, shadows of the dents are visible, highlighting the high focus area.
Slow Pressure Application or Glue Pull
Lastly, after the dent’s detailed examination, the technician is ready to utilize PDR tools along with GPDR or PDR skills and massage the dent back to the pre-damaged state. Most PDR repairs can be done in just one day of the vehicle’s entry into our shop.
Although PDR is an effective process for repairing dents, it is not recommended for major accidents that have caused paint damage. In those cases, traditional Auto Body Repair methods are performed.
In any case, if you are looking for dent removal, then we can serve you with our team of experts.