As a driver, you know how important it is to take care of the exterior of your vehicle for aesthetic and investment purposes. Unfortunately, the longer your vehicle is on the road, the higher the chances of dings and dents developing over time. Traditional repairs completed at a body shop are not only expensive but seriously time-consuming and unnecessary when PDR or Paintless Dent Repair is a much better and inexpensive alternative. In short, you can care for the condition of your vehicle affordably and get the most for your money. So we ask what is PDR?
How Does Paintless Dent Repair Work?
Traditional dent repair services either try to camouflage the dents using paint or a combination of paint and filler material. Though the results can make your car appear flawless and without fault, it doesn’t in fact actually address the problem of the dent. In reality, using traditional repair methods isn’t a sustainable solution and it does negatively impact the actual resale value of your vehicle.
What makes paintless dent repair so different is that it doesn’t actually use fillers or sanding methods. You’ll also find that PDR is safe for our environment and can bring your vehicle back to its original factory condition. This new and innovative method can also remove body creases, hail damage, dings, and dents to your satisfaction.
The Removal Process
Step One: Assessing The Damage
Before professionals can take care of your car, it’s important to assess the damage. This includes looking at the location of the dent, the size of the dent, and how it can be addressed. After a technician has determined that your car is indeed appropriate for PDR they prepare the affected area for dent repair.
Step Two: Accessing The Dent
Usually, in order to repair the dent on the vehicle PDR requires the careful removal of all fixtures that prevent the technician from accessing the dent from the backside. In short, it’s important to consider the location of the dent as it may or may not impair a technician’s ability to perform precise work.
Step Three: Getting A Better Look
Special lighting tools are employed in order for a technician to get a better look at the problem area. In most instances, a light board is able to give the technician a precise location of the dent by displaying a shadow where through the use of proper tools the technician is able to massage the dent back into its original shape.
Step Four: Applying Slow Pressure
Professional tools are utilized in the last step by technicians in order to apply slow pressure while working out the dent in the car. The application of pressure is then able to move the exterior back into the original position as was intended by the manufacturer.
Paintless Dent Repair is often considered to be a same-day service, but the turnaround time is often dictated by the severity of the dent in question. Since the process is hardly invasive, it’s fairly quick and the results are quite amazing.