REPAIRS DONE WITH PDR

PDR is the process of 'pushing' the metal back to it's original condition without repainting. Tools of various sizes and shapes are used to remove the damage just as if it had never happened. Another method of repairing is glue pulling. In this method, a small 'tab' is used to 'pull' the damage back out with industry created hot glue. About 10% of a vehicle is inaccessible to traditional PDR tools so this method is an invaluable part of the process, especially during hail removal. 

Hail Removal
 

Size, quantity of dents, hail composition and panel materials all make hail removal it's own unique situation.  In the picture below, a large dent is visible but the damage is larger than visibly shown in the still image. This is an aluminum panel with approximately 3 inches of distortion partially exposed and over a double panel. Both PDR tool and glue tab pulling were used to retore the finish.

Hail Removal
 

Size, quantity of dents, hail composition and panel materials all make hail removal it's own unique situation.  In the picture below, a large dent is visible but the damage is larger than visibly shown in the still image. This is an aluminum panel with approximately 3 inches of distortion partially exposed and over a double panel. Both PDR tool and glue tab pulling were used to retore the finish.

 
Dent & Door Ding Removal
 

Verticle dents are common, most are inflicted from an adjacent door being opened too far. Body lines and creases get distorted and an unsightly dent is formed. This dent was overall aproximately 12 inches in length. Access was provided by removing the interior trim panel. Both PDR tool and glue tab pulling were also used to restore panel back to a beautiful finish.

 
Large Dent Removal
 

Most large dents are thought only to be fixable in a body shop. Panel and paint flexibility allow the use of PDR and glue pulling on large dents like the vehicle below. Repair times vary from less than an hour to upwards of 5 or 6 with  reconstruction of body lines and curves. Large dents are unique, not every repair is perfect or without flaws. However, many owners are very satisfied to have a dent like the one below repaired without the involvement of an insurance claim, having a body shop replace the panel or having it repainted. Even on large repairs, the cost is roughly 30% to 50% that of a conventional.