What is Paintless Dent Removal and How Does It Work?
What Is Paintless Dent Removal?
Paintless Dent Removal (PDR), is a method of repairing dents in a car’s bodywork by reshaping the panel. This means there is no need to use body filler and paint. During PDR, specialist tools are used to press and massage the damaged panel from behind or glue pull from the outside. As a result, the dented metal is pushed/pulled out, to restore its original shape. This repairs the bodywork while maintaining the manufacturer’s paintwork finish.
PDR is a popular alternative to conventional body shop dent repair methods, as it can be cheaper and quicker. As the repairs do not require painting and curing, the whole process is usually completed within a few hours.
PDR can be the best option for smaller dents, where the paint has not broken. These may be dents picked up from trolleys or #carparkdings or those caused by hail and stones, It can also complement a more wide-ranging dent repair, by preparing a damaged panel for repainting, minimising the use of filler.
WHAT DOES PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL INVOLVE?
Paintless Dent Removal is an expert procedure that requires a skilled technician. The technician needs to carefully manipulate precise locations of metal to the correct height. This is often done from the inside of the panel, using metal rods and body picks to massage out the dents, returning the panel to its original state. A deeper dent will need multiple stages. Fluorescent or LED lighting is often used to illuminate the damaged area. This helps the technician to visualize the dent as they work.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL?
Paintless dent removal is a popular method of car bodywork repair, due to its many benefits:
It’s cost-effective PDR is cheaper, in comparison to other dent repair services. This is due to it being fast, and it doesn’t need any painting.
You don’t need to claim on your insurance Paintless Dent Removal is normally cheaper than your insurance excess. This means you won’t need to make a claim helping you to keep your insurance premiums down.
There’s no discolouration With Paintless Dent Repair, you don’t need to worry about matching the paint colour.
It’s suitable for any size dent PDR can work on dents of any size, even very small dings. But, it’s most suited to larger, shallow dents, where the paint has not been broken. If your paint has been damaged when you dented your car, you will also need a paintwork job.
It maintains your car’s value Minor body damage can affect your car's resale value. PDR is a great way to fix the damage and maintain the value of your car. It’s also ideal for antique cars where paint colour and finish matching can be more difficult.
It’s used by leading car manufacturers PDR is commonly used as a method of repair across the automotive industry. It is approved by leading car manufacturers as, an established repair technique.
Paintless Dent Repair NI can carry out most dent repairs as a mobile service either on your driveway or workplace car park.
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