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What Is PDR?

PDR = Paintless Dent Removal.

What is PDR?

PDR is simply short for Paintless Dent Removal – the art of removing dents, dings, creases, large dents, and hail damage from an automobile without the need for repainting or refinishing.

automotive door ding
Car Door Ding Repair


Mercedes Benz is credited as one of the first known users of the technology as early as the 1950’s. In order to avoid having to repaint new cars that accidently acquired small dings or dents on the assembly line, factory workers would use PDR to massage the dents away.

In the late 1980’s the technology was expanding to the United States but was rather limited to the size of dents that could actually be removed.

During the 1990’s technicians in the industry began to push the art of PDR into new frontiers of possibilties moving from small door dings to larger dents and hail damage.

Today, Dent Dave delivers world class PDR excellence using the latest technology restoring your vehicle’s dents to “like new” quality.

The main qualifying points as to weather a dent can be removed using PDR are simple.

What is Paintless Dent Repair

The orignial paint needs to be intact and the dent can not include an edge of a panel such as the red areas in this picture. Edges are sometimes possible; however, this varies among different automobile maufacturers. All makes and models are PDR candidates. However, performing PDR on vehicles manufactured prior to 1980 becomes more limited.

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