Paintless Dent Repair
PDR is a quick and inexpensive alternative to having a vehicle repainted. But what are the benefits of PDR at Dallas Paintless Dent Repair? First, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive damage assessment process, which is essential in determining not only the number of dents and dings to be fixed, but also their size, location and extent as these will impact the technique. You will also benefit from a detailed assessment followed by a tailored repair plan so that there are no surprises as we restore your car. You’ll be able to keep costs under control and get back on the road as soon as possible. You’ll also benefit from the expertise and skills of highly qualified technicians who have deep experience in paintless dent repair and can work even with the trickiest of dings and creases.
PDR has many benefits over conventional repairs. conventional body shop repairs use body putty (BONDO) to fill in the damage. Not really repairing it, only covering it up and then painting over it. This has many drawbacks. If not done properly the filler can crack later or scratches may show through the paint in a few months down the road. This happens often enough that there is a term for it “shrinkage”. Having to paint the panel that is repaired has a lot of its own risks. Color match issues are the most common. In most cases, you will also have to “blend” the adjacent panels to hide any problems with the color not matching. All of these issues will cause your vehicle’s value to plummet.
Also, a conventional repair will instantly void your warranty.
Paintless dent repair allows you to keep the original parts your vehicle came with from the factory. Actually repairing the panel with the paint intact there will be no color match issues or cracking of body putty down the road. Thus, keeping your vehicle’s factory finish, value, and warranty intact.
The location and size of the damage will often determine whether or not PDR is a solution for your car. These factors will also determine how the process works. Some creases or dents require the technician to push out the dents from inside the metal panel, while other types will require the use of specially designed tools to pull out the dents from the outside. In either technique, the technicians will manipulate the metal in precise locations, using a PDR reading instrument called paintless dent repair light. It is important for the technician to be able to visualize the deformation of the dent, in order to be able to locate the tip of the tool. As this method of repair is intrinsically manual, it is equally important to have highly experienced and skilled technicians working on your vehicle.