Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process of dent removal using specialized hand tools and a massaging technique where technicians apply pressure and leverage to the backside of the panel. The vehicle is returned to its pre-damaged condition without disturbing the original factory finish, therefore PDR is an eco friendly choice as body fillers, sanding or painting are not required.
PDR can be used for removing minor door dents, hail damage, and some collision related dents. We can also remove dents in motorcycle fuel tanks.
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Q. Can Any Dent Be Fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by PDR are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep or twisted. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime, but very deep, cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched.
Q: Are Holes Drilled To Access Dents?
Sometimes it is necessary to drill a small hole for access. All holes are sealed and plugged when the repair is finished.
Q: Can All Panels On A Vehicle Be Accessed?
No. Some panels such as roof rails are not accessible with PDR tools. In most of these cases we can repair the dent using glue tabs and a slide hammer.
Q: What If I Have Stone Shield Protection On My Hood And Fenders?
Most dents can still be repaired without removing the stone protection. However, stone protection that has yellowed or become cloudy may need to be removed to allow the technician to accurately see the dent.