What is PDR (Paintless Dent Repair/Removal)?
Paintless Dent Repair or Removal (PDR) is the process of removing minor dents, dings, and hail damage without sanding, priming, and painting. Special tools are used to massage the backside of the metal to restore the panel to it's original condition without effecting the factory finish. PDR is the only auto body process that can return your vehicle back to its true factory condition.
Can all dents be fixed with PDR?
Most non-collision dents can be repaired with paintless dent repair, however there are some situations that can interfere. Dents that are on the edge of the panel may not be able to be repaired. Some panel edges are seamed together with another sheet of metal making it impossible to gain access. If the paint is cracked or damaged, a complete repair is not possible using the PDR method
How is PDR performed?
PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) is performed by accessing the backside of the panel and meticulously massaging the back of the damage with special rods and tools. A tennis ball sized dent can sometimes take over a hundred small pushes to repair the dent. Special lights are used to see the details of the damage. The dents do not just "pop" out and there is no dry ice or suction used in the repair process. PDR is a specialty trade that can take years to master.
How much does PDR cost?
We ALWAYS PROVIDE FREE ESTIMATES.
We are on average a 1/4 - 1/2 of what a body shop would cost.
There is an additional cost for bodyline dents, crease dents, and dents located on bracing and fender edges.
There is also an additional 25% charge for damage on aluminum panels.
When it is necessary to remove and install parts of the vehicle to access the damage, there will be a charge for the removal and installation of such parts.
I have several dents, is there a discount?
Yes, we will work with you on the pricing for multiple dents. If there is more than one dent on the same panel, we will repair the rest of them for very little extra. If you have multiple dents on different panels of the vehicle, we will come up with a package discount to repair the entire car (this excludes hail damage).
What are the Benefits of PDR?
The method of PDR gives you the best possible way to make the dents disappear almost as if it were never there in the first place. That’s quality. Moreover, it is beneficial to the environment given that we do not use fillers, primers or paint which is harmful to the ecosystem because your original factory paint is not disturbed. Cost of repair is also to your advantage when done by PDR. Normally it costs one third of traditional auto body repair. Another benefit of choosing PDR is that it saves time. A body shop will take at minimum 2-4 days or longer to repair while we can fix the same dent in less than one hour.