What is PDR?
PDR or Paintless Dent Repair is a method of removing minor dents and dings without removing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by very patiently massaging the dent out from the back of the panel using specialized tools.
What are the benefits of PDR?
The most important benefit is quality. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding, bondo, fillers, or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most body shop repairs.
Cost is also a major benefit of PDR. Repairs are typically between one-quarter to one-third the cost of conventional dent repair.
Time savings is yet another advantage. Many dents can be fixed in less than an hour. Hail damage is typically fixed in one day with PDR. A body shop may take 2-3 weeks for the same type of damage.
Environmental concerns are another benefit of PDR. Since this process keeps the original factory paint on your vehicle, there is no need for the paint, chemicals, or other toxins that are used extensively in body shops when repairing dents. PDR is 100% environmentally friendly.
Do most PDR technicians do quality work?
Unfortunately as of now, there are no licensing or performance standards for this industry. This is mostly due to PDR still being in the growing stages as a profession. Making a decision on which PDR technician to use based on the cheapest price can often be a mistake, as skill levels vary widely among technicians.
How do I find a quality PDR technician?
One way is to look for independent PDR technician on line, but because all Paintless Dent Removal services are not the same look at Dentech pdr. Our skilled technicians work hard to perform the PDR process with customer satisfaction at the forefront of every repair, and truly tailor to each vehicle. High quality work performed by knowledgeable technicians sets Dentechp pdr apart from other PDR providers. We are proud to be a true leader and preferred vendor to numerous automobile manufacturers, dealers, insurers and leasing and rental companies.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
On minor dents, in most cases, yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, most people are amazed at the results.
Will my dents come back?
Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with PDR, it never comes back.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by PDR are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime but very deep, cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep.
The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. Most (about 95%) minor dents can be repaired. About 5% of minor dents can’t be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.
CAN PDR help me SELL MY CAR?
Ever hear the saying “Image is everything”? Most people judge a car by its appearance. If it looks good they assume it has been well taken care of. Used car dealers and wholesalers know this. They also know what they spend on PDR will make them many times over what they spend, and will help them sell the car quicker. If you’re selling your car, PDR is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Imagine this: There are two identical cans of tomatoes on a shelf, the price is the same, the contents are the same, the only difference is that one of them has a small dent to its side. Which one would you buy?
If we can be so put off by a dent on something so inexpensive, imagine the reaction to similar damage on a vehicle worth a great deal more. In these days people have higher standards and expect more for their money and, no matter whether you are buying or selling, by removing those annoying dings and dents you will increase your cars value.
HOW CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT TO REMOVE MY DENTS?
Please call us at 1-815-725-7531 or 312-399-8417