Paintless Dent Removal, or PDR, is the very tedious art form for restoring your vehicle’s painted exterior back to its original shape after an unfortunate circumstance of impact. For example, door dings, shopping cart dents, and Hail Damage are quite common incidents, just to name a few. The process of PDR is done by gaining access to the backside of the panel and slowly and gently “massaging” the metal back into shape with a series of controlled pushes using unique tools, and adjustable lighting techniques. By applying pressure with these pushing techniques it allows the “memory” of the metal to be completely restored to its original shape.
The process does not harm the paint finish when done by an experienced professional. Today’s polyurethane and waterborne paints are very pliable allowing the metal to flex during repair without the risk of cracking. For some of the larger dents we repair, we will at times have the need to apply heat to the area to ensure maximum flexibility without damage to the paint. PDR is also the GREENEST repair choice for your vehicle. Without the need for sanding, body fillers, priming, and painting, it is by far the most environmentally safe alternative. Insurance companies have recognized and been utilizing PDR for hail damage repair claims for over a decade.