What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process of removing hail dents, dings, or other types of damage from a vehicle. The point of PDR is to repair but not damage the exterior surface panels or paint job.

State Farm shares a detailed article that helps their customers with their claims by describing paintless dent repair. Here are a few excerpts from the State Farms article:

How Does it Work?

In most cases, this procedure involves the use of specialized tools to apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections. Damage may also be repaired by bonding a “tab” or other device to the exterior of the panel and pulling the dent from the topside…

When Can it be Used?

…The ability to repair vehicles using PDR requires that the technician be able to access the backside of a dent. Some repairers drill holes for access. We do not recommend PDR if drilling is necessary…

Who Performs Paintless Dent Repair?

…National companies may not have a local presence, but they often send “response teams” to areas where a large number of hail claims have been reported. These teams may work out of temporary locations, performing repairs until PDR services are no longer needed…


Thank you for reading our post. Are you interested in paintless dent removal but don’t know where to start?

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