If you have dents in your car, then you should think about going with paintless dent repair. At first, many people think that paintless dent repair is a joke or they just don't see how it would even be a possibility. Paintless dent repair is a real thing, and it actually works well if your car is a good candidate for it. Also commonly referred to as PDR, paintless dent repair is great for a lot of reasons. Keep reading the rest of this writing to learn about the process as well as other things that you want to know in order to determine if it is something that may work in your situation:
What is paintless dent repair?
Paintless dent repair is a process used to remove dents from your car that prevents the need for a paint job. There can be different techniques used during the paintless dent removal process. However, a popular technique involves using metal rods and picks to push the dents out from under the body panel. Another technique involves the usage of special tabs and glue which are used to pull the dents out. Tapping can be done to repair certain dents in certain places. When the dents are pushed, pulled, or tapped out, the paint will still be in good condition, and this is why this type of dent repair is referred to as "paintless."
What dents can be repaired with paintless dent removal?
Unfortunately, not all dents can be fixed this way. The ideal candidate dents for PDR are ones that are shallow and on a flat part of the car. Also, the paint inside of the dents is pretty damaged or gone, then PDR will likely not be the way to go. In many cases, you may be surprised to find out that the dents on your car will meet the requirements, so take your car in to find out for sure.
How long does the PDR process take?
The length of time that it takes to have this type of repair done on your car depends on how many dents there are, where they are at, and more. A single dent in an easy-to-access location may only take a few minutes, and your car will be ready to go. However, you can expect it to take longer when there are more dents or they are harder to access. For example, if you bring your car in with many hail dents scattered all over the car, then you may have to leave your car for a few days. They can let you know for sure how long it will take when you bring your car into the shop. However, the fact that there won't be prep work and painting involved means you can expect the process to go much quicker than if you had dents being removed that required a paint job.