Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is an environmentally-friendly repair method that restores a vehicle’s body to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. PDR can be used to remove dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage.
Here are three main types of dents that can be effectively removed by paintless dent removal:
ROUND DENTS — These types of dents are often caused by hailstones and other round objects like footballs, baseballs, etc. When these objects hit the door, bumper, roof or hood, a rounded dent immediately forms.
CAR DINGS — These types of dents occur due to typical damage from a parking lot incident or from small objects hitting your vehicle on a windy day. Most damage of this nature is relatively affordable to repair, sometimes even with a small scratch, chip or crack in the paint. It is usually more beneficial for the value of your car to have it repaired with PDR.
CREASE DENTS — These dents are typically more complex and time-consuming. They are more likely to stretch your vehicle’s metal. However, that doesn’t mean they cannot be fixed via paintless dent repair.
The paintless dent repair process involves four primary steps, outlined below:
1. Assess the damage 2. Gain entry to the dent 3. Get a better look at the dent 4. Apply slow pressure to work out the dent