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What is PDR - Paintless Dent Repair

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Paintless dent repair (PDR), also known as "paintless dent removal", is a collection of techniques for removing dents and dings from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using PDR, however, if there is paint damage, PDR may be unsuitable, although we do offer a push to paint service for bodyshops.


The most common practical use for PDR is the repair of hail damage, door dings, minor body creases, and minor bumper indentations. The techniques can also be applied to help prepare the damaged panel for paint. Such applications are referred to as "push to paint", or "push for paint".


Limiting factors for a successful repair using PDR include the flexibility of the paint, and the amount the metal has been stretched by the damage incurred. Hence, often extremely sharp dents and creases may not be repairable - at least not without painting afterwards, although a very skilled master tech may surprise you with what they can get out!


The technology of PDR has been around for many years, and has become popularly adopted for such purposes as lease return, auction preparation, rental car return, and increasingly, consumer vehicle repair. Consequently, consumer-level awareness of the techniques has increased in recent years.


Paintless dent removal takes years to learn, and is more of an art than a specific set of skills. The ability to successfully remove dents and dings is gained through years of experience, and  an untrained individual can actually damage a dent if attempting a repair without the correct skills and knowledge


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