Paintless Dent Removal Process

How Does Paintlesss Dent Removal Work? 

Get under the Skin of Dent Wizard’s Process

When your vehicle becomes a victim of dings and dents, where do you turn? Who do you turn to?

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) has been growing in popularity because more and more consumers are finding it to be an effective and inexpensive alternative to getting minor repairs done at a body shop. PDR offers more “bang for your buck” than traditional dent repair methods and is a great way to care for the condition of your vehicle’s exterior affordably.

Dent Wizard made the technique popular in the early 1980s, introducing PDR to North America. Since then, several local competitors have made some headway in the marketplace, but Dent Wizard remains the original and leading solution for Paintless Dent Removal.

What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Traditional dent repair fills auto body dents in with paint or body filler, which is then matched to the rest of the vehicle’s exterior. While this process can make a vehicle look as good as new, it doesn’t address the actual dent in a way that is a sustainable, long-term solution. It’s also time-consuming, expensive and can impact the re-sale value of your vehicle.

With Paintless Dent Removal, there are no fillers and there is no sanding. PDR is an environmentally friendly repair method that restores your vehicle’s body to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. PDR can be used to remove dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage.

Each day, hundreds of Dent Wizard technicians across the country safely restore vehicles to their original factory condition without compromising a vehicle’s original painted finish, or a consumer’s wallet.

Read on to learn how Dent Wizard’s paintless dent removal process, which we pioneered more than 32 years ago, works to restore vehicles to their pre-damage condition.

How Does Paintless Dent Removal Work: Our Step-by-Step Process

Before Paintless Dent RepairAssess the Damage

The first step to any repair process is to assess the damage. Where is the dent? How big is the dent? How do we get to the dent? After assessing the damage, and determining it can be effectively removed through PDR (as 80-90% of all dents are), we prepare the area around the dent for the repair.

Gain Entry to The Dent

In most cases, PDR requires you to access the back side of the dent, which means carefully removing body panels, tail lights, or in some cases, interior panels. To perform PDR, you need a pathway to the dent.

Once we have access to a dent, it’s time to perform the PDR repair. This is where the precision and expertise of our trained technicians comes into play.

Get A Better Look at the Dent

Dent Wizard uses a special light board to give our technician a better look at the offending dent from their point-of-view. The board displays a shadow of the dent, telling us where to precisely place tools on the back end of the dent to massage the body back to its original condition.

After Paintless Dent RepairApply Slow Pressure to Work out the Dent

Special tools are then utilized to carefully massage the exterior back to its original position.

The PDR process can be completed with same day service, depending on a dent’s severity, and the results are amazing; even more so considering how non-invasive and quick the process really is.

Dent Wizard’s process is often imitated, but never duplicated. All of our technicians nationwide participate in a rigorous training course held at our St. Louis headquarters before becoming official Dent Wizards. When you choose paintless dent removal from Dent Wizard, you know you are partnering with the original, most trusted source for PDR.

Want to see how paintless dent removal works with your own eyes? View the entire process step-by-step in this video:

 

 

Check out the PDR section of our website and view our Facebook page, where we regularly share amazing before and after photos provided by real Dent Wizard technicians on-the-job.

Need PDR? Contact us today to find a location near you.

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