About Paintless Dent Removal

By California Dent Removal

Car imageAll new car owners dread that first dent. No matter how it happens, the first dent can make a person feel that their car will never be the same again. Or will it? Many dents and dings can be repaired without a trace. Paintless dent removal (PDR) provides a convenient and affordable way to repair and beautify your car.

PDR is approved by all major insurance companies and is used by auto dealerships, car rental companies, auto auctions, car collector clubs, and individual car owners as the preferred method of repair for dings dents and hail. The wide spread use of high-strength metal and resilient paint finishes has allowed PDR to become an available alternative to traditional body repair techniques. Specially fabricated tools and techniques for PDR have been developed to remove dents, often up to the size of a football, from almost any body panel of a vehicle. No sanding, body filler or repainting is necessary. In most cases, when the process is complete the dent is no longer visible.

PDR technicians use specialized tools to push metal back into its original shape from behind the dent. Depending on the location of the damage, the panel is accessed by removing trim pieces through window openings or by removing inner panels. In a typical dent removal, the metal around the outside edge of the dent is slowly massaged back into its original position. The dent becomes progressively smaller as the technician works from the outside edge. Eventually the dent becomes so small it blends with the texture of the paint and disappears completely.

The advantages offered by PDR include:

Incredible Savings - The average repair cost and time needed for repair are minimized compared to traditional body shop restorations. There is no risk of paint overspray on other vehicle areas, no risk of incorrect color matching, and the vehicle retains the original paint.

Convenience - Repairs are made at the client's location, saving them time and trouble. Most repairs can be completed in one to two hours.