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What is Paintless Dent Repair?

What is Paintless Dent Repair

What is PDR?

Paintless Small Dent Repair is the science of removing dents by pushing or pulling on the factory finish, leaving the vehicle in its original state before the damage. This process stands in stark contrast to a body shop that uses fillers and paints to achieve the same results. An analogy from the medical field would be the difference of a 30-minute chiropractor visit versus undergoing surgery to relieve back pain. Both remedies produce the same results, but the long-term effects of the later could be more damaging to your body's longevity. If done professionally, one can expect virtually perfect results with Paintless Dent Repair, at a fraction of the cost of a body shop. Essentially, this science, also known as dentology, removes minor pressure blemishes from a vehicle's outer surface, using leverage from behind the dent. We have a dent repair cost estimator online! Get a car dent repair cost with a mobile paintless dent repair near me, now.

Better Than A Body Shop

Paintless Dent Repair is the process of removing dents from auto bodies without the use of traditional methods of cutting a vehicle open, removing panels for replacement parts, and destroying the value of a vehicle. The paintless method reverses the dent from behind the panel or on the surface.

Can I fix a Dent Myself with Dent Repair Tools?

Dent repair kits online never have what you really need. Contrary to popular belief and the myriad of youtube videos, dents do not just "pop" out. Dry ice, blow dryers and suction cups are not methods of genuinely fixing a dent: the aftermath is often far worse than if the damage were left alone in the first place. Paintless Dent Repair is not a DIY project: logically it makes perfect sense to push a dent from behind randomly; however, the reality is far from what you might suspect. Ask us to see the hundreds of images we have where customers attempted to repair vehicles themselves, its a mixture of comedy and sadness; DIY almost always makes the damage worse, and in some cases preventing a successful auto dent repair near me.

Three Primary Methods

There are three main ways that the PDR Process works and how this process might affect your dent repair and its price. Automobiles are comprised of metal rather than Bondo, fiber fillers, and questionable aftermarket paints: regardless of how amazing a body shop job may appear for the first year, there is a reason that painted vehicles lose value at auto auctions, and placed into a negative category within Carfax. In a nutshell, cars are manufactured out of metal, and paintless dent repair keeps them that way: saving you money for the trade-in value.

Here is How It Works

  1. Direct leverage. Gaining access to the metal with direct force on the dent, from behind. This can be done behind your factory bracing, through sound dampening pad, and on body lines for a minor uncharge. This method traditionally requires the creation of access, which will be plugged and rust proofed once the job is complete. PDR is the preferred method of Dealerships and Auto Auctions because it doesn't cost as much and it's typically a faster repair for the technician.

  2. Indirect leverage. Gaining access within the recess of a panel and using a bridge to affect the surface or skin of your vehicle. Typically this requires the removal and reinstallation of factory parts, such as inner door trim, headliners, or anything that might prevent access to the outer shell from behind.

  3. Hot melt Glue Gun pulling. The process of pulling the surface of the damage with specially formulated hotmelt glue in conjunction with hardened plastic or metal tabs. Necessarily, the tech will choose the appropriate tab, type of glue, temperature of the glue, all based upon the climate, temperature, location, and type of alloys within each panel. Once the glue and tab are attached to the surface of the metal it is either lifted with a slide-hammer or a mini-lifter. Typically, a slide hammer shocks the metal with a very strict upward jab, while a mini-lifter provides more direct and slower progress upwards. In the hands of a professional, this process is excellent for areas that cannot be reached with other methods.

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Providing mobile Paintless Dent Repair/ Car Dent Repair/ Motorcycle Dent Repair to the following areas without a driving fee, but not limited to: Lakeland Florida, Winston, Plant City, Providence, Crystal Lake, Auburndale, Winter Haven, Medulla, Gibsonia, Galloway, Lakeland Highlands, Kossuthville, Fussels Corner, Highland City, Carters Corner, Kathleen, Providence, Plant City, Mulberry, South Mulberry, Plant City, Willow Oak, Bartow, Pierce, Eagle Lake, Lake Alfred, Bradley Junction, Branchborough, Dover, Crystal Springs, Cypress Gardens, Bradley Junction, Pembroke, Sydney, Haines City, Fort Meade, Dundee, Seffner, Durant, Holiday Manor, Lake Hamilton, Waverly, Mango, Cumpressco, Valrico, Dundee, Lithia, Davenport, Thonotosassa, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Lake Hamilton, Mango, Fish Hawk, Lake Wales.

Areas we cover but charge a 54.5 cent service fee to drive to you for a repair. East and South Tampa, Bloomingdale, ChapionsGate, Boyette, Dade City, Del Rio, Bowling Green, Saint Leo, Temple Terrace, Ybor City, San Antonia, Loughman, Ybor City, Bowling Green, Reunion, Poinciana, Loughman, Davenport, Wauchula Hills, West Tampa, Babson Park, Riverview, Celebration, Intercession City, Gibsonton, Adamsville, Nalcrest, East Tampa, Ridge Manor, Carrollwood, Nalcrest.

Areas we cover but charge a 50$ service fee, plus 54.5 cents a mile, to drive to you for an estimate. We require images and telephone conversation for a verbal quote prior to our arrival. Lake Buena Vista, Zolfo Springs, Bay Lake, Ona, Webster, Carrollwood, Ridge Manor, Lutz, Groveland, Webster, Frostproof, Clermont, Apollo Beach, Wesley Chapel, Hunters Creek, Bevilles Corner, Kissimmee, Bay Lake, Mascotte, Citrus Park, Richloam, Williamsburg, Bay Hill, Sun City Center, Bay Hill, Ruskin, Doctor Phillips, Oldsmar, Meadow Woods, Wimauma, Indian Lake Estates, Windermere, Citrus Park.

Areas we cover but charge a 100$ service fee, plus 54.5 cents a mile, to drive to you for a repair. We require images and telephone conversation for a verbal quote. Minneola, Bushnell, West Chase, Pasco, Oldsmar, Sumterville, Buenaventra Lakes, Oak Ridge, Safety Harbor, Odessa, Brooksville, Four Corners, Sun City, Minneola, Sumterville, Orlando, Tampa, and outlying areas.

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