Paintless dent removal (PDR) has become widely used over the past decade by, car dealers, rental agencies, auctions to prepare vehicles for resale. Yet very few consumers are aware the process exists.
So what is Paintless dent removal?
Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is the art of removing minor dents and dings without sanding, filling, or painting. A Technician removes dents and dings from the painted sheet metal panels of a vehicle using a specialized set of tools and techniques to carefully “massage” out the damage without affecting the paint.
Many dents and dings can now be repaired without a trace, when the work is performed by a skilled technician. And techniques have developed to the point that dings can be removed with the original paint in place.
PDR is so effective for hail damage that the majority of insurance companies use “hail teams” that “chase hail.” These teams travel to an area that was hit by hail to repair vehicle damage using PDR techniques.
4 Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair
PDR removes dents and dings without sanding, filling, or painting. This means you have no chemicals involved in the repair process. You are not adding car panels to a junk yard and you have not purchased new ones.
Higher Resale Value
If you are looking to trade in your lease or sell your car in the future you could be loosing money. many dents and dings can cost you big money when turning in a leased vehicle, by choosing PDR you aren’t a victim of excessive end-of-lease charges.
Quick Turn around Time
If you choose to opt with traditional auto body repair techniques, the chances are extremely high that your car is left in the shop for several days or weeks, which should never happen when choosing the Paintless option. With PDR you have a thirty minute to three day turnaround time depending on if you need one dent taken out or if you have extensive hail damage.
Body filler and repainting will always mean that traditional auto body repair will always be more expensive than the Paintless alternative. Additionally, traditional auto body repair is much more labor intensive, which often makes Paintless dent repair up to 75% less expensive.
When it comes to fixing that nasty dent on your vehicle, traditional methods are rarely the best choice. Paintless dent removal is more effective at maintaining your vehicles value, it is the least expensive option, retains your factory finish it is much better for the environment, as well as saving you a lot of time.