Some auto body shops offer paintless dent repair (PDR). Whether it’s called “paintless”, “paint free” or “dentless”, the principle is the same: the technique enables the technician to not affect your vehicle’s original paint finish. The most common use of PDR is the repair of hail damage, door dings, minor creases, large dents and bodylines damage.
In the past there was a concern for the success of PDR due to the flexibility of the paint the vehicle manufacturer used. However most of today’s paint finishes allow for the PDR technique to be used effectively.
Normally, the smaller or shallower the dent, the easier it is to use this technique. However, experienced body technicians can also repair a shallow large dent or crease to an acceptable level.
The first question people normally ask is, “Will this be more expensive than regular dent repair?” No. In reality, they are one quarter to one-third the cost of conventional dent repair. This technique should be a first choice in smaller dents and dings in your car’s finish.
With this technique dents can also be fixed fairly quick—usually in less than an hour. In conventional dent repair this could take a body shop up to three weeks for the same type of damage.
Below are all the benefits of paintless dent repair:
- The original factory paint finish is maintained on your vehicle.
- 95% of these jobs take less than one hour to complete.
- Cost savings are tremendous
- The technique used is environmentally friendly.
- It’s non-invasive. No fillers or paint is applied to your cars finish.
- You can still retain your vehicle’s value.
- PDR is industry proven to be a cost-effective and reliable technique for dent repair.
If you have smaller shallow dents or dings in your vehicle—or even larger dents—it would be worth your while to check out this option at your body shop. Here’s information about the actual technique.
At Orlando Auto Body our technicians have extensive experience in this technique. Click here for a free estimate: http://orlandoautobody.com/estimate. Every technician here at Orlando Auto Body treats the vehicles we repair as if they were our own.