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 fill or paint over the damage. During PDR, specialist tools are used to press and massage the damaged panel from behind. As a result, the dented metal is pushed out, to restore its original shape. This repairs the bodywork while maintaining the manufacturer’s paintwork finish.
PDR is a popular alternative to conventional 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 provide efficient results, making them a popular choice for insurers and car fleet providers.
PDR can be the best option for smaller dents, where the paint has not broken. These may be dents picked up from trolleys or car park dings, or those caused by hail or stones. It can also complement a more wide-ranging dent repair, by preparing a damaged panel for repainting, minimizing the use of filler.