What is PDR?

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is the cheapest, fastest and best solution for removing those annoying dents that ruin the look of your car.

 

It is the preferred method by car experts for repairing small to medium size dents without the need for the costly repairs used by traditional panel shops.

PDR is performed by specially trained technicians who use special fluorescent lighting or light-reflection boards and specialist tools to gently massage, tap and manipulate the metal from the inside of the damaged panel back into its original shape. In panels with limited access, special adhesive and small studs can be used to pull the dents out from the outside of the panel.

Traditional panel repair methods are not only time consuming and inconvenient for the car owner but also expensive and can affect your insurance policy.  Regular panel beating methods are very labour intensive as it involves using fillers, sanding then repainting the panel, which often requires paint to be blended into the surrounding panels.  For the smaller dents and repairs, panel beaters often call on PDR experts  to do some of their repairs, then charge you adding on their commission.

PDR is a superior technique when executed by an expert because it eliminates the use of chemical fillers, pollutants and it removes the risk of miss matching the paint achieving a perfect result without the need for painting.  It’s extremely fast and convenient for you, as we come to you whether that is home or work and its cost effective.  We return your car to its original condition.

PDR is most commonly used for light hail damage, door dings, minor creases, golf ball dents, some large dents and creases to the body-lines of the vehicle. As a guide, a small dent is about the size of a 10 cent coin and medium dents can be up to palm or hand sized.

Larger or deeper dents may be repaired by PDR however PDR can only be used to repair panel damage if there is no cracked or chipped paint and there has not been any previous major repairs.

The shallower the dent the better the chance of a perfect outcome, even if the dent is large. A dent with gentle curves is considered to be ‘shallow’. Deeper pointier dents may be more difficult to repair, these dents have a visible edge and are considered to be ‘sharp’.

Dents that are sharp with creases may not always result in a flawless repair. In this case we will advise that PDR can considerably “improve” the dent, but won’t repair the dent 100%. Many people choose to go ahead with the repair as the improvement is still significantly cheaper than traditional panel beating and the radical improvement may be un-detectable to passers-by or the untrained eye.

This technique can repair both aluminium and steel panels.