Paintless Dent Repair is better than traditional Autobody repair shop techniques.
For large collision repairs where the body panels are very damaged, especially when there is paint damage more than a small scratch or chip, an Autobody shop is best. But for small to medium dents and dings, including shallow dents up to a foot in diameter, Paintless Dent Repair, or PDR, has many advantages:

  • The best paint job your car will ever have is the original factory paint job. PDR is a craft whereby dents are removed in the sheet metal of a car, without requiring body fillers or new paint.
  • The dent is removed using specialized dent tools without damaging the original paint.
  • PDR is often 1/3 the cost of many autobody shop repairs. Body shops spend much more time replacing expensive panels and then they use new expensive paints and other materials.
  • There is no carfax, saving your car from a depreciated resale value that could drop the value of your car by thousands of dollars.
  • PDR repairs are almost always done on the same day. Often just an hour or two while the customer waits for small ding repairs. There is no reason to leave the car for days.
  • PDR repairs restore the car to original condition, unlike autobody repairs which always require new paint. New paint often does not match perfectly, it is not as strong, and it usually will not last as long as original paint.
  • PDR is better for the environment. No chemical fillers are required and no chemical fumes are released into the air because no new paint needs to be sprayed.

Save Money on Lease Returns
If you return your leased car with dings or dents, often you will be charged the expensive repair cost of a traditional autobody repair shop. Instead, have your small dings and dents repaired using PDR and save money.

Types of dents best suited for PDR

  • Door ding repair– PDR completely removes small dings on door panels caused by other car doors opening into your door, or by shopping carts in parking lots colliding into your car. There are hundreds of specialized tools designed to remove these door dents by accessing the dent through the open door window. In most cases, no panels will need to be removed.
  • Fender or Quarter Panel Dent Removal: Other side panels such as fenders, quarter panels, and pickup truck bedsides can be repaired if they have small dents and dings. This includes crease dents, which are dents that are shaped like a line, either in the horizontal or vertical position. Additionally, dents that run through a body line on a car panel can be removed.
  • Acorn dents and hail damage to the roof of a car or car hood: PDR can remove acorn dents in a car hood or other small dents on a car hood or car roof caused by a falling branch or other object. Hail damage can also be removed using PDR.
    If your car has hail damage, before Paintless Dent Repair, the repair costs were often so high that sometimes the car had to be totaled. Precision Paintless Dent Repair has specialized hail tools to remove the hundreds of tiny hail dents that can cover the hood, roof, and rear deck lid of your hail damaged car, saving many thousands of dollars compared to repainting your entire car at a body shop.
  • Small dents removed from tailgate, trunk, and rear hatch: Small dents and dings can be removed from the rear panels of a car. This often requires interior trim panels to be removed in order to get our specialized dent tools behind the dent.
  • Glue Pulling Dents: In some cases, when a PDR technician cannot access a dent from inside the car panel, the dent or ding can still be removed from the outside using a technique called hot glue pulling. Specialized plastic tabs are glued onto the dent using a type of hot glue designed for PDR, and these tabs can then be pulled using various pulling tools. It is a more laborious process that takes many years to master, but in the end the same result will be achieved: your dent will be completely removed.
  • Bumper Dent Repair: Paintless Dent Repair techniques can also be used to repair dents in plastic bumper covers. Especially in the type of bumper dents where the corner of a bumper is pushed in to be inverted.

This process involves special training and heating techniques that are carefully monitored with a laser thermometer. One must heat up the plastic to just the right temperature in order to soften the bumper. If you heat it too hot, (like the temperature of boiling water for instance), hundreds of tiny microscopic cracks will form in the paint. The dent may come out but a year later, all the paint will fall off this area! Like all other aspects of PDR, bumper repairs require specific tools, techniques, and scientific knowledge of temperatures and panel shaping techniques. Sometimes a bumper must be dropped from the car in order to remove the dent, but not always.

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