Paintless Dent Removal
This repair technique could save you ££££’s!
Any images or repair quotes sent to us with be referred for Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) quotes if at all possible.
We want to find you the best, most cost effective option.
Paintless Dent Removal is a specialist technique that works only on dents, not on areas with damaged paint. It hugely reduces repair costs.
A select number of our staff have been professionally trained in Paintless Dent Removal.
This is technique that was developed in the USA, it enables the technician to gently prise out dents using rods, lights and bars.
An average cost saving is 75%
We have had cases where customers have had quotes for up to £500 for re painting, we have used these techniques to repair the dent and charged £75.
Paintless Dent Removal can only be used on some dents and doesn’t repair scraped or split paint, just the metal panel. We will advise if this technique is possible.
How does PDR work?
The results achievable are not quite to the standard of repairing and painting and are around 95% effective. Costs are often 80% less than the same area being painted or the panel replaced. This is always a great way for many people to get a very low cost repair.
Different forms of PDR
The most popular PDR techniques use metal rods and picks to pop out the dents mostly from underside of the body panel.
Glue and specially made tabs can be used to pull out the dents from the outside of the panel. Fettling the repair often involves tapping down the repair to remove high spots. Our high quality technicians can match high spots to the texture of the paint. Our technicians can avoid cracking or chipping with the use of heat, however a painted surface in bad condition can still crack. On some occasions where damage is too great for PDR a technician may push the start of the damage out resolving most of the impact before minor filling and painting, this saves time and cost.
The PDR process requires a technician to manipulate exact locations of metal to the correct height, sometimes these can only be observed using a PDR tool such as a paintless dent repair light. In some cases a reflection board can be used to visualize the damage and depth of the dent, this will aid the technician. Without a reflection from a light source or board to read the dent, the fine detail of the process may not be suitable for the technician.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions regarding to this service, or to any of our others.