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PDR or not PDR? The Difference between the Conventional method and the Paintless Dent Repair Method.

There are two ways to repair auto hail damage: conventional method and Paintless Dent Removal (PDR). We encourage our customers to understand the pros and cons of the process.

Conventional method

Conventional or traditional body repair involves using a sander to grind off the vehicle paint, beating the metal panels back into shape, and then filling in the areas with putty. Next, the specialist will then sand and spray with a primer, base coat, and the last layer of paint. It is best suited for exterior damages to the vehicle.

Since, this process involves repainting the car, SUV, or truck, the vehicle’s value diminishes.

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

PDR consists of special molded tools to push out dents from the underside of the truck, car, or SUV panel. As we smooth the dents from the underside of the vehicle, the paint surface remains intact. This is why PDR is insurance-approved.

PDR is widely considered the quickest, most cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method to repair vehicle dents. While also keeping your car’s factory finish which helps maintain the value of your vehicle. It is ideal for small and medium-size dents from hail damage, door dings, and other repairs.