Paintless Dent Repair, also known as PDR is a way to remove minor dents from your car if the dent has not impacted the paint.
Sometimes, auto body shops do a full repair when it is not necessary. A professional can determine if a small dent or ding is a good candidate for paintless dent removal.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a full repair using automotive body filler and then repainting that part along with other parts because of paint matching is necessary but this post is meant to help you go to an auto body shop informed with all the necessary information.
What is Paintless Dent Removal?
Paintless Dent Removal(PDR), is a method of removing minor dents and dings without removing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by working the dent out from the back of the panel, and sometimes from the front of the dent using specialized tools.
What are the benefits of Paintless Dent Removal?
This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. There is no grinding, body fillers, or primers because your original factory paint is not disturbed. Cost is also a major benefit of Paintless Dent Removal. 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 Removal. Time savings is yet another advantage. That same dent can often be fixed in less than an hour.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. Paintless Dent Removal is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
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.
Will my dents come back?
No. Once a dent has been removed properly with Paintless Dent Removal, it won’t come back.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by Paintless Dent Removal are depth and location. Smaller dents can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep, or twisted. For example, hail damage, on the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime, but very deep, cannot be fixed using Paintless Dent Removal because the metal is too stretched. Cracks in the paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep.
Can Paintless Dent Removal help me SELL MY CAR?
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. If you’re selling your car, Paintless Dent Removal is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.
Will My Car Insurance Cover Paintless Dent Repair
Yes, insurance companies will almost always cover this type of procedure.
Bring Your Vehicle In Today To Get A Free Estimate And See If Your Vehicle Can Be Repaired Using The Paintless Dent Removal Procedure.
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