Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a combination of techniques that are used by a skilled technician to either push out the dent from behind the affected panel, or pull the dent out from the outside.
The benefits of PDR are several-fold. Most importantly, the dent removal process will save your factory paint which will not affect the value of your car. Secondarily, the PDR process is much faster than conventional repair (body shop). Depending on the dent(s), your vehicle can be finished within minutes. If you’re filing an insurance claim for hail damage, for instance, your car can be dropped off for repair, and subsequently repaired in a much shorter time frame than that of a body shop.
Large and/or deep dents cannot be fixed with PDR. These dents are created with such force that the metal gets stretched. Once the metal gets stretched, PDR techniques cannot “unstretch” the metal, in most cases.
As long as the dents in your car haven’t already caused paint damage, using PDR to remove a dent will not damage your car’s paint.
Most dents are repairable via PDR. As mentioned above, dents that have stretched the metal typically are not fixable.
It all depends on the dent(s) that need to be removed. A nickel-sized dent in the middle of a door can take as little as a few minutes to remove. The bigger the dent, the longer it takes. The more dents you have, the longer it takes.
YES! Dents caused by hail damage can be removed with PDR. As long as hailstones weren’t the size of baseballs.
PDR can be covered by a comprehensive insurance package, especially for hail damage removal.
PDR repairs to a vehicle will not appear on a CarFax report, as long as it’s not the subject of an insurance claim.
YES! Aluminum has a higher yield strength, so it resists getting dented more so than steel, but we can certainly remove dents from aluminum panels.