Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is a collection of techniques for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using PDR; however, usually if there is paint damage, PDR may be unsuitable.
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. Generally, the more shallow the dent, the greater the chance of paintless dent repair being a suitable option. Even dents with a several-inch diameter can be repairable with this method, as long as the dent is shallow and uncreased. 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 one with what he can get out. PDR also offers a quick turnaround with repairs on single dents or panels completed in ½ day to a day as opposed to several days for damage requiring paint work.
Dunshee Body and Frames certified on-site PDR technician offers our customers a more cost effective and convenient alternative to conventional auto body repair. Stop in today for your free estimate to see if PDR is an option for your vehicle.