What is Paintless
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a method of removing dents and dings without
removing or damaging the paint from the vehicle. This is done by very
patiently massaging the dent out from the back of the panel, or sometimes
from the front using specialized tools.
What are the benefits of Paintless Dent Repair?
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. Cost is also a major benefit of PDR. A typical estimate for a
minor dent from a body shop usually ranges from $350-$500 or higher. That
same dent can usually be repaired for $75-$150 using PDR. Time savings is
yet another advantage. That same dent can often be fixed in a few hours or
less. A body shop will take 3-5 days, or longer.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Today's factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any
way by this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep
your factory paint.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
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.
Will my dents come back?
Absolutely not! Once a dent has been removed properly with PDR, it never
comes back. Many 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 PDR.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by
PDR 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 PDR 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
What does "no drilling" mean?
It has become common practice by many PDR technicians to drill or punch
holes in places like door frames, quarter panel jambs, inner wheelhouse
panels, etc. to gain access to a dent with their tools. Most of the time,
the customer is not even informed of this. In the event that there is no
other way to repair a dent except to drill a small hole, or if it is less
expensive to drill a small hole, it will be rust-proofed and plugged.
Do you do scratches or paint work?
Yes, we do. We have a partner body shop at our location that we always refer
our clients in need of more involved repairs.
Can Paintless Dent Repair help me with my LEASE RETURN
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.
I've got quite a few dents. Do you have a discount for
more than one dent?
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.