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What is PDR? - Why use Paintless Dent Removal?

Paintless Dent Repairers slowly manipulate the surface of a vehicle back to its original appearance by massaging the soft vehicle metal. The paintless dent removal technique involves using various manufactured tools that are purposely designed from high strength steel.

Paintless dent repair is very effective in treating various situations from very small to large dents. It has been noted that generally cars from the year 1990 and newer vehicles are better suited to use paintless dent removal. PDR is also applicable when a vehicle’s paint has not been broken or cracked.

Paintless dent repair reviews have shown that there are a number of advantages when it comes to PDR one being that the is no repainting or body filler needed, which lessens costs and the amount of work and time needed to fully repair any damage. This then makes it less expensive than traditional body repair and same-day service possible in most cases.

Because PDR involves paint free dent removal there is no risk of paint overspray on other vehicle areas and absolutely no risk of incorrect paint colour matching, leaving your vehicle to retain its original paint work.

It is important to take note that paintless dent removal can only be used when the dent is not near the edge of a panel and the panel has not had previous body repair.

PDR is very effective for repairing hail damage and many insurance companies prefer to use paintless dent removal rather than the more intrusive and outdated techniques. 

Admittedly, not all damage to the body of a vehicle can be repaired with PDR techniques, however often if a dent cannot be removed completely, the use of PDR to attempt to repair paint damage will make it almost unnoticeable.

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