After bumps in your car you may be wondering what the best method is to remove the dents from your car. Paintless Dent Repair PDR is a suitable method if there is no damage to the paintwork in the dent area.
There are several methods of achieving PDR. If access can be gained behind the dented area, usually by removing the affected area. Specially designed tools are used to manipulate the dent back into its original position.
Glue pulling involves using tabs and glue to pull the dent out in particularly hard to access areas of the vehicle.
A reflector board specifically designed for dent removal is used to make sure that the tools or glue tabs are placed in the correct position to remove dents and get the best possible results.
Dent repair is a specialist area and it takes months to be able to learn this technique effectively. It is often the case that people try to remove the dents themselves making the area difficult or almost impossible to repair by professionals and this in turn will make the job more costly.
Advantages of Paintless Dent Repair
One of the advantages of paintless dent repair (PDR) is that generally vehicles fixed using this method retain their original manufacturers paint job. PDR usually means that dents are virtually invisible once repairs are complete but they cannot be 100% guaranteed, though often people cannot find where the dent was. PDR is cost effective as panels do not need to be replaced or resprayed. If there are some small scratches within the dent it is often possible for these to be polished out but this does depend on their size.
Whether your dent was caused by minor accident damage, a shopping trolley or even unloading your golf clubs your local garage should be able to assess it, often if you send them a photograph they may be able to do it without seeing the vehicle. Many reputable garages may also be able to advise you about making an insurance claim against any damage to your vehicle.
Remember to always look for the PAS-125 kitemark this standard was introduced by the BSI to show consumers that garages are fully trained in vehicle body repairs.