If your automobile has dents that you need removed, there are a few options. One of the popular DIY methods amongst mechanics is the “hammer and dolly”, but this takes a patient, steady, and experienced hand. An alternative is PDR, or paintless dent repair.
What is paintless dent repair?
It is a method of car dent repair in Rochester, using a specialized dent repair tool. It is commonly used to repair dents caused by hail or door dings. Paintless dent repair can be used on a large variety of body damage, provided the paint surface is not damaged itself. Paintless dent repair can be performed on steel and aluminum panels.
This method of car dent repair will typically save the consumer and insurance companies thousands of dollars.
How is paintless dent repair performed?
There are several techniques in PDR, but the most common utilizes body picks and metal rods, which are used to push out dents from underneath the body panel. Alternatively, special tabs and glue can be used to literally pull the dents back into shape from outside the vehicle, without needing access to the underside of the body panel. The surface will then be smoothed out, to prevent a “raised” appearance on the body.
If the body damage is so pronounced that it is necessary to use body filler, the PDR technician will use a method known as “push to paint”. This will fix most of the damage, and then the technician will begin the process of filling, sanding, and re-painting.
The process is complex because it’s necessary to use a PDR reading instrument. This is typically a fluorescent or LED light, which is used to find the exact spots of deformation in the body, and to locate the tip of the tool that is used to push the dents upwards. Without the use of a PDR reading instrument, the technician will not be able to adjust the tiniest details.
This is a brief overview of how PDR works. For more information about car dent repair in Rochester, give us a call at (585) 471-6566 and we would be happy to give you a free quote.
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