The technique of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a low-cost, fast, and efficient repair method that restores the body of your car to factory-like conditions in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost. This technique can be used to remove dings, dents, and even hail damage from vehicles. There are four primary steps to paintless dent repair, listed below:
Learn more about these four steps below.
The PDR process and technique used at L&D Auto is provided below:
PDR is a repair technique that restores vehicles to their factory condition quickly and efficiently. If the paint is not damaged, it may be possible to repair the dent, ding, or crease using PDR. The typical applications include:
This dent removal method can also be combined with 'push to paint’ or ‘push to prep' processes. PDR is used here to smooth out the damaged panel before it is repainted. By using this technique, the body filler used for the repair is reduced.
This method cannot fix all damage. For example, it is not recommended for scrapes and abrasions that have damaged the surface of the paint. This applies to paint chips, cracks, bubbles, peeling, and dings caused by shopping carts, rocks, or keys. A touch-up or repaint is needed if the paint finish has become compromised in order to protect the metal of the car body and prevent rust.
Repairing dents depends on two things: quality of the paint currently on the car body and severity of the impact. Deeper indents and pits might require more invasive repair techniques, since the vehicle's metal has been stretched further.
Most paintless dent repairs are completed the same day, making them very time efficient. The length of the process will vary, however, depending on damages such as size, location, and number of dents or dings. Generally, hail damage may require several days to completely remove the damage from the surface of the vehicle.
Paint or body filler is used in traditional auto body dent repair to fill in dents, which is then painted to match the rest of the vehicle's exterior. A process such as this can make a car look brand new, but it does not address the actual dents in a way that is a sustainable, long-term solution. Additionally, it's time-consuming, expensive, and can have a negative impact on the resale value of your vehicle.
On the other hand, paintless dent repair does not require fillers or sanding. People are realizing that PDR is a low-cost and effective alternative to having their minor repairs performed in a body shop. Compared to traditional dent repair methods, PDR is a much more affordable and convenient way to care for your vehicle's exterior.
To remove damage from a car without undergoing extensive bodywork requires skill and precision, so you need to select a reputable, experienced auto body shop for the job. PDR can have some nice benefits if done correctly, such as:
Although paintless dent repair can be a cheap way to get good looking results, the cost can vary a lot. It normally costs $75 to $125 for small dings. Repairing larger damages, such as collision dents, can cost between $150 and $450. Hail damage that covers large parts of the car can cost up to $2,500. The price difference depends on the following factors.
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