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The Ins and Outs of Door Ding Repair: What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever had a door ding, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only is it an eyesore, but it can also decrease the value of your car. Luckily, paintless dent repair is a great option for fixing small dents and scratches, and it’s a lot cheaper than traditional bodywork. In this blog post, we will discuss what you need to know about paintless dent repair and how to fix all those door dings and scratches!

What Is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a type of auto body repair that removes minor dents, dings, and creases from the vehicle’s exterior without damaging the paint.

At BodyGuard PDR, this process is done by gently pushing and massaging the metal back into its original shape from behind the dent. PDR requires special tools and training, but it can be a much cheaper and faster option than traditional bodywork.

What Can Cause a Car Door Ding?

There are a few different things that can cause a car door ding. The most common is another car door hitting yours, but you can also get them from shopping carts, hail, or even flying debris on the road. No matter how it happens, it’s always annoying!

How to Fix Door Dings and Scratches: 4 PDR Techniques

There are 4 main techniques for affordable dent removal in Paintless Dent Repair:

  • Glue Pulling: 

This technique is used to remove smaller dents and dings. A special glue is applied to the dent, and then a tool is applied to pull the dent out.

  • Knockdown:

This is a technique that is used to remove bigger dents. A tool is used to tap down the dent from the inside, and then the excess metal is trimmed off.

  • Pushing and Massaging:

As the name suggests, this technique involves gently pushing and massaging the metal back into its original shape. This is usually done with special tools, but sometimes your hands can be used.

  • Magnetic Induction:

This is a newer technique that uses magnetic induction to remove dents. A special heating tool is placed on the dent, and then a magnetic field is used to relieve stress from the dent and more easily pull the dent out.

PDR is not just for small dents and dings, either. It can also be used to remove hail damage, creases, and even large dents. However, PDR is not suitable for all types of damage, so it’s important to consult with a dent repair specialist before you try this type of repair.

How Long Does PDR Usually Take?

The length of time it takes to repair a door ding or scratch depends on the size and depth of the dent. Smaller dents can usually be fixed in less than an hour, while larger dents may take several hours to fix.

Is Paintless Dent Repair Permanent?

Paintless dent repair is a very permanent solution for door dings and scratches. The dent will never come back, and the area will be as strong as it was before the damage occurred.

How to Know If PDR Is Right for You

If you’re not sure if PDR is right for you, we recommend taking your car to a professional for an estimate. They will be able to tell you if the damage can be fixed with PDR and give you a price estimate.

No matter which technique is used, Paintless Dent Repair at BodyGuard PDR is a much cheaper and faster option than traditional bodywork. So, if you’ve got a door ding or scratch, be sure to consult with a professional about Paintless Dent Repair!