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What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair is the process of removing small dents and dings without having to use any fillers or paint. By pushing the dent out from the back side. We can keep the damaged area of your vehicle totally original. Paintless Dent Repair is an art or craft that takes years of practice. What makes PDR so difficult is that metal work is being done with the paint still on the vehicle.

How Is The Dent Repaired?

The process generally starts by cleaning the panel and analyzing the damage. The technician determines how to best access the dent from the backside and what tools will be needed. Every panel is a different challenge and every dent has a preferred access point. The dent is accessed by placing a tool behind a dent through a windowsill, wiring loom, headlight, removing door panels, etc. The tool(s) are then used to apply just enough pressure to remove the dent without affecting the painted finish. By using metal rods, a skilled technician can methodically massage out the dents. This is when hand-eye coordination is most needed because the technician cannot see his tool behind the dent. By moving the metal behind the dent and using a reflective light source a technician can then find his tool to correctly remove the dent with results typically 90 to 100% true. Now the vehicle is back to its original condition.

PDR is a totally environmentally friendly procedure.

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Paintless Dent Repair