Paintless Dent Repair is a paint-free method of auto body work that uses specialized tools to repair small to medium-sized dents by massaging them out from the back of the panels. The tools allow a technician to access most areas behind the dents by using existing holes or removing the interior plastic–no drilling is needed. PDR pushes the panels back into their original position, preserving the original paint finish, as well as the integrity of the metal. It’s fast and less expensive than traditional body work; dents are repaired without affecting the resale value of the vehicle. For more information about Paintless Dent Repair, visit our page of frequently asked questions.
Not all dents can be repaired using PDR. Some dents are too deep, too creased, or their location makes access impossible. The best thing to do is email us a picture or give us a call to set up an appointment so that we can look at it and determine if it can be repaired. For an idea of what kinds of dents can be repaired with PDR, check out our before and after pictures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), is a method of removing minor dents and dings without disturbing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by patiently massaging the dent out from the back of the panel, or sometimes from the front, using specialized tools.
The most important benefit is quality. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding, bondo, fillers, or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most conventional repairs. Cost is also a major benefit of Paintless Dent Repair. A typical estimate for a minor dent from a body shop usually ranges between $350 – $500 or higher. That same dent can usually be repaired for $75 – $150 using Paintless Dent Repair. Time savings is yet another advantage. That same dent can often be fixed in less than an hour. A body shop will take 3 – 5 days, or longer.
No. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. Paintless Dent Repair is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.
On minor dents, in most cases, yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, once we’re done, most people are amazed at the results. We always explain in detail how your dent will likely look before any work is started.
Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with Paintless Dent Repair, it never comes back. Most dents repaired conventionally develop a ring around the dent, or sand scratch marks 3 – 6 months after the repair. This is never the case with properly performed Paintless Dent Repair.
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by Paintless Dent Repair are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep, or twisted. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime, but very deep, cannot be fixed using Paintless Dent Repair because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep. The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. About 95% of minor dents can be repaired, leaving about 5% of minor dents that can’t be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.
No, we don’t. There are too many quality problems with the quick, mobile paint repair systems. If your vehicle needs paint work, I’ll be happy to refer you to a quality paint shop in your area.
We sure can. We can remove those dents for a lot less than you will be charged for “excessive wear and tear on your vehicle’s exterior.” If your lease is up soon, give us a call; you’ll be glad you did.
Yes, we offer discounts for multiple dents. If you have more than one minor dent on a panel, we can generally include those dents for very little extra, depending on the sizes and number of dents. If your car has a lot of minor dents, we offer a per car price that is very reasonable.
Ever hear the saying “Image is everything”? Most people judge a car by its appearance. If it looks good, they assume it has been well taken care of. Used car dealers and wholesalers know this. They also know what they spend on Paintless Dent Repair will increase the price of the car, and will help them sell the car more quickly. If you’re selling your car, Paintless Dent Repair is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.