PDR (paintless dent repair) is usually regarded as the most cost-effective, fastest, and environmentally friendly method of repairing automobile dents. A little scratch on your arm is an excellent example of a more severe cut or laceration. Traditional vehicle body repair is a treatment technique that is akin to sutures or surgery. In this example, PDR would be the treatment option for the less serious injury.
PDR is usually accomplished through a variety of critical steps:
- Identifying and gaining access to the damaged area.
- To obtain access to the dent’s posterior side, remove the affected area panel.
- To work out the dent, slowly apply constant pressure to both sides (without overcorrection).
DENTS ELIGIBLE FOR PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR
Paintless dent repair is a procedure for most minor dings that is best suited for low power strikes. PDR is usually appropriate for minor hail damage, wayward balls in the driveway, and other “door dings.” When you bring your car in, the body shop will assess how much the metal on your car has “strained” as a result of the impact. They’ll look at the dent’s shape and depth. The smaller and shallower the dent, the more PDR becomes an alternative.
LIMITS OF PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR
Paintless Dent Repair’s Limitations PDR only works if the dent hasn’t broken or cracked your car’s paint. Anything that has caused more serious damage, or damage that can be seen from afar, is too severe. Alternative measures are probably your best chance if the dent is larger than your balled-up fist or runs deeper than a half-inch into a door or panel.
If the dent is too severe, pushing the plate out from both sides would most certainly strain the metal and cause other flaws. PDR is also out of the question if the damaged area has a deep fold or incision.
CAN IT DAMAGE YOUR CAR FURTHER?
No, but the catch is that the dent or ding must be within the area of what PDR can do. If the dent qualifies and the procedure is followed correctly, it will be difficult (if not impossible) to determine where the dent originated.
PDR is one of the many repairs that auto body technicians are trained and certified to undertake on your vehicle. Many of them have worked in the shop for a long time and are used to seeing a variety of dents.
Paintless dent repair is a faster solution than standard repairs or replacements because it is designed for smaller and less intrusive impacts. While standard repairs may necessitate obtaining factory parts and paint, as well as an overnight (or longer), stay in the shop, paintless dent repair can be completed the same day and requires no special parts.
If the dent is tiny, the delay is comparable to having your tires replaced. It should only take a few hours. However, if there is significant damage, such as that caused by a hail storm, the process may take multiple days.
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