WHAT IS PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL?
Paintless dent repair (PDR), also known as paintless dent removal, describes a method of removing minor dents from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using Paintless Dent Repair as long as the paint surface is intact. Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) may be used on both aluminium and steel panels.
The most common practical use for Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the repair of hail damage, door dings, minor creases, large dents and bodyline damage.
The method can also be utilised to prepare a damaged panel for repainting by minimising the use of body filler. This technique is currently known as "push to paint" or "push to prep".
Limiting factors for a successful repair using Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) include the flexibility of the paint (most of today's refined automotive paint finishes allow for successful PDR) and the extent to which the metal has been stretched by the damage, which depends on the thickness of the metal, the curvature or flatness where the damage occurred and the intensity of the impact.
Generally speaking, the shallower the dent, the greater the likelihood of paintless dent repair being a suitable option. Even dents several inches in diameter can be repaired by this method as long as the metal and paint are not stretched. It is possible to repair a shallow large dent or crease to an acceptable level, but very sharp dents and creases may not be suitable for Paintless Dent Repair (PDR).
Why should I choose paintless dent repair?
There are many advantages to using PDR compared to other auto body shop methods. When properly applied, PDR does not damage your car’s paint. This eliminates the problem of having body panels replaced resulting in potentially mismatched paint jobs that not only look bad but could decrease the value of your vehicle.
Paintless Dent Repair can generally be performed in less time than other auto body repair methods. Consequently, you usually can get your car back faster, sometimes the same day you brought it into the shop. Another key benefit of PDR is that it does not use any chemicals or processes that could harm the environment.
PDR also costs less than other more traditional methods of body shop repairs. This is especially true for smaller dents that are about 1 in. deep and are easy to reach. Even better news is that PDR may cost less than your insurance policy excess.
That means you don't need to contact your insurance provider to make a claim, risk affecting your no claims bonus and increasing your insurance renewal premium.
Paintless Dent Repair is becoming increasingly popular across the country because it’s fast, relatively inexpensive, and effective in removing a wide range of dents and dings without damaging the paint. If you think PDR is the right choice for your vehicle, please contact Paintless Dent Repair NI.
We are a five star google customer rated business, our highly skilled and factory-trained service technicians can perform a wide variety of automotive and body shop repairs. We’re open Monday to Friday and can be flexible for your convenience.
We also make it easy for you to get a quick no hassle quote. Stop by our Belfast based studio for all your dent removal needs. Paintless Dent Repair NI is conveniently located in Red Brae Industrial Estate.