PDR or Paintless Dent Removal
Paintless dent repair (PDR), also known as “paintless dent removal”, is a collection of techniques for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be successfully repaired using PDR techniques. Originally this process was developed inside automotive production facilities owned by Mercedes Benz and presently widely used in the automotive service industry. PDR technicians apply pressure to the bottom side of each dent with the tip of a selected tool.
Vehicles repaired with PDR techniques benefit from the fact that the factory finish is retained, rather than being covered up by “bondo” and all the problems associated with repainting, and matching colors. When PDR is performed properly, the dent or previous dings is undetectable and guaranteed not to return. Paintless Dent Repair is by far the most cost effective, time saving automotive repair process that when completed actually retains the value of you car unlike conventional body work.
100% Environmentally Friendly
When PDR (paintless dent repair) techniques are utilized, there is less environmental waste when compared to traditional automotive paint and body repair techniques. But to the fact that the original factory finish is preserved, there is no need for grinding the paint off, and filling the dent with bondo, primers, and sealers that are needed with conventional body repairs. No chemicals or other toxic materials are used in this process. Special 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 without having to replace and dispose of a panel. No sanding, body filler or repainting is necessary so there are no toxic vapors emitted to the atmosphere.