How does PDR work?

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How does PDR work?

Paintless Dent Removal, also known as Paintless Dent Repair or PDR, takes years to learn; and it is often referred to as an ‘art’. Being a technician requires excellent hand eye coordination, specialised training, and industry know how.

In order to be able to perform paintless dent repair on any motor vehicle, your PDR technician will need to use specialised tools, such as metal rods and body picks, to push the damage from the underside of the body panel.

With a combination of glue and specially designed tabs, the damaged area can be returned to the cars prior condition in a fast time frame.

The process of Paintless Dent Repair requires a technician to push on exact locations of metal to a precise height, which can only be witnessed with the use of a PDR reading instrument; such as a Portable Dent Reflection Tool board or Paintless Dent Repair light.

Often you will hear your technician ‘tapping’ on the damaged areas. This method allows for the removal of small high spots, or helps to shrink the metal, in order for the panel to be reshaped from the damage. PDR techniques can be used to restore the body of a vehicle with aluminium or steel panels.


Should you or someone you know need paintless dent repairs performed on your car, contact our qualified team today.