What Is PDR?
Dent Removal Explained:
PDR is short for Paintless Dent Removal.
It’s a method of removing and repairing a wide range of dents, dings, and creases from the aluminum and steel panels of an automobile without damaging the paint. By using special tools, many types of minor dent damage, including hail or door dings, can be removed without fillers, sanding and painting. These special tools are used to carefully push out the dents from the underside of the body panel.
Dents several inches in diameter can be successfully repaired providing the paint has not been damaged or the metal stretched. Since no toxic chemicals or materials are used the dent removal process, PDR is 100% environmentally friendly!
The Dent Removal Process
Paintless dent removal is an art. It is performed by massaging the metal back into its original form with specific tools and using highly skilled techniques. This is done by accessing the back of the damaged area. These factors make it extremely important that the technician is experienced or well versed, as once a “repair” has been done poorly, it is very difficult to turn back the clock. At this time it’s usually necessary to bondo and paint the vehicle in a Body-shop. Sometimes panels need to be removed to gain access to the area behind the dent. These factors play a role in the cost of a repair, obviously the more that needs to be removed and re-installed, the more it will cost to complete a repair.
Chances are, if you call a Windsor/Essex County or Chatham/Kent County dealership to ask who they recommend for paintless dent repair, they are going to point you in the direction of Advanced Dent Removal!