What is Paintless Dent Repair?


Nobody plans on getting into an auto accident, but they do happen. If your vehicle has been involved in a low speed accident or if you accidentally backed into the mailbox at the end of the driveway your vehicle likely suffered some sort of small ding or dent. If the paint wasn't damaged in the collision there is a good chance that a special auto body repair technique called paintless dent removal (or repair) could be performed to restore your vehicle's look and finish without having to repaint the effected area. Let's take a closer look at the paintless dent removal process.

To perform paintless dent removal a collision repair technician utilizes a special tool set used to tap the dent out of the damaged panel from the backside. To get the dent out with precision so no trace of damage can be detected takes much skill and technicians go through many hours of training to perfect their PDR technique. While there are at-home kits that promise to remove dents with ease this process should be left to professionals if you want great results.

This body damage repair process works best on door panels, trunk lids or under the hood. Depending on accessibility and the type of dent that occurred other locations on the vehicle may allow for it as well. PDR works best on modern paint finishes, so be sure to ask your auto body shop if this process will work with your vehicle's type of paint.

When suggested and performed by a certified professional paintless dent removal will work perfect about 90 percent of the time. The important part of that sentence is certified professional. You may see tents on the side of the road advertising their ability to pull dents on the spot, but don't be fooled by these amateurs looking to make a quick buck.

If you're vehicle has suffered some sort of dent that hasn't damaged the paint be sure to inquire about PDR. For expert paintless dent removal in Phoenix get in touch with the team of professional collision repair experts at DG Auto Body. Our crew is highly skilled in repairing all types of cosmetic damage that vehicles may suffer, from small scratches to bent frames. Get in touch with us today at to request a free estimate for auto body repair in Phoenix at DG Auto Body! Remember, it is your choice who fixes your car after an accident, not the insurance company's!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ