The PDR method has been used by new and used automobile dealerships for years before the public was ever aware of the process. Auto body shops also use PDR to rapidly speed up repairs when suitable, therefore enabling the customer to obtain their vehicle in a shorter period of time.
Paintless Dent Repair Process, What Is It?
PDR (Paintless Dent Repair / Removal) is a method used to eliminate dings and minor dents from vehicles with special rods and reflective sources. A dent is carefully massaged from the adjacent side of the damaged panel, eventually leaving an unseen repair. This is all made without the use of fillers (such as Bondo) or painting, retaining your vehicles original OEM paint finish. PDR jobs won't leave proof of any damage or repair.
PDR is environmentally friendly and Green and about a third of the cost of traditional auto body repair. The PDR method can be accomplished in a matter of minutes and not days. Since there is no painting involved using the PDR method, there is no color matching problems. Insurance firms also recognize the PDR method. The effectiveness and simplicity of removing minor dings, dents and hail damage without depreciating the worth of the vehicle with repainting and fillers makes PDR “insurance welcoming."
PDR takes several years to learn and allot of people consider a good PDR technician to be somewhat of an artist. There are several training centers that teach the skill and not all PDR techs can remove dents equally. An untrained individual can actually damage your vehicle if attempting a repair without the correct skills, knowledge and tools.
BumperDoc Santee can remove dents and dings from your vehicle's exterior panels and most repairs take under an hour to complete. Larger dents may require additional repair time. From small door dings to large dents if the paint has not been damaged and the metal has not been too stretched PDR may be the best option for repair. Ask about our no risk option where we can credit the cost of PDR towards traditional paint and auto body methods.