Paintless Dent Removal – PDR

Paintless dent removal, known otherwise in short as PDR, is a process where if possible, dents are repaired without damaging the original paint. This means that the cost of repairing the vehicle is reduced. Of course in some of the more devastating hailstorms with larger hailstones, such a process may not be so viable.

The process of dent demoval is rather complicated and requires patience and skill. It takes years of experience to master the techniques and most PDR technicans are able to produce most work with ease applying the right amount of pressure to get a smooth finish and without the need to have cars resprayed from the original factory colour. Technicians have increased access to special tools that have further improved quality.

History of Paintless Dent Removal

It seems that the history of paintless dent removal date back to the 1940’s when specialist workers at the companies of BMW and Mercedes Benz attempted to remove dents to avoid repainting of whole cars and rolling out more vehicles. Early tools used amongst these skilled innovative workers were the common table spoon! The practice soon spread through Europe and then other industrialised nations particularly in the last 20 to 30 years. With the spread and popular demand for paintless dent repairs have come more sophisticated tools and techniques that allow these technicians to achieve much more without the requirements of respraying.

It now has become standard practice amongst the major insurance companies to have paintless dent removal assessments and quotations prior to any further claims being processed.

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