PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR
Paintless Dent Removal is a process that reforms metal back to its original condition without affecting the paint finish. The most common practical use for PDR is the repair of hail damage, door dings, minor creases, and sometimes minor plastic bumper indentations if accessible.
This technology of PDR has been around for many years, brought to the North American from Europe and has become popularly adopted for such purposes as lease return, auction preparation, rental car maintenance, and increasingly, consumer vehicle repair.
How is it done?
The most common methods of paintless dent repair utilize metal rods and body picks to push the dents out from the under side of the body panel. A Fluorescent or LED lighting, or in some cases a reflection board, is used to see the deformation of the dent and to aid the technician in locating the tip of the tool being used to push the metal up. This is an important aspect of the repair process, without a reflection such as a light or board to read the dent, the fine detail of the process is unseen.