Paintless Dent Repair is the art of working a dent or door ding out of your car without using Bondo, sanding, or paint. We might go down a window frame, remove a headlight or taillight, or go in through a wheel well to remove dents and dings from your car. In some cases, we might even glue pull hard to reach areas. Give us a call or text to see what paintless dent repair can do for your car.
The Art of PDR
The most common methods of paintless dent repair utilize metal rods and body picks to push the dents out from the under side of the body panel. Additionally, glue and a specially designed tab may be used from the outside of the panel to pull the dents out. In either case, fine-tuning of the repair often involves “tapping” down the repair to remove small high spots, or shrink the metal, making the surface flat. Paintless Dent Repair may be used on both aluminum and steel panels.
Led and florescent lighting, or in some cases a reflection board, is used to see the deformation of the dent and to aid the technician in locating the tip of the tool being used to push the metal up. This is an important aspect of the repair process, without a reflection such as a light or board to read the dent, the fine detail of the process is unseen. The technician would not be able to locate their tool specifically and remove the damage accurately without a proper reflection. The process of Paintless Dent Repair requires a technician to push on exact locations of metal to a precise height which can only be witnessed with use of a PDR reading instrument such as a Paintless Dent Repair reflector board or Paintless Dent Repair light.
Paintless dent removal takes years to learn; it is often referred to as an “art” but is more hand eye coordination than anything else. The ability to successfully remove dents and dings is learned through trial and error with some common know how. An untrained individual can actually damage a dent if attempting a repair without the correct skills and knowledge.