A: Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a series of techniques used to removed minor dents and dings and especially hail damage from the body of your vehicle.
We do not use dry ice.
That is a myth.
More specifically PDR uses metal rods and picks to "push" or massage the dents out from the inside of the damaged panel. The PDR process starts with the Dent Technician gaining access to the underside (backside) of the vehicle's skin. The access is gained starting with the Removal & Installation (R&I) process of the repair. R&I is unscrewing and unfastening the hardware holding up your vehicles trim or upholstery (i.e. headliners and door panels). Doors, hoods and deck lids (trunks) can be removed from the vehicle and placed on a stand for easier technician maneuverability.
Liftgates, tailgates, headlights, tail lights and other interior/exterior parts may be removed to gain access.
In return, by gaining better access to the underside of the panel the technicians repairs are of a higher quality.
In some cases R&I is not required. A Dent Technician may gain access by rolling down a window and inserting a window wedge and a stainless steel window guard to safely gain access to the underside of the panel.
A Dent Technician then uses door tools to remove a dent in the door skin.
A thorough PDR repair does not strictly consist of repairing the outside of the damaged panel, but also protecting the underside. We use rubber, nylon and plastic tipped tools and also when necessary we tape the tools to avoid scratching the underside of a panel.
When a Dent Technician must put metal on metal the Lord of the Dings LLC Repair Technicians will spray corrosion protection to the back of the panel to make sure that your vehicle is properly protected after your repairs had been completed.
PDR can also be applied when paint is broken to return the damaged panel to its accurate position before the damaged panel is painted by the body shop of your choice. This process is known as "Push For Paint." The Push for Paint process reduces the amount of filler (most commonly referred to as "Bondo") applied to the vehicle.
The process of PDR has been around for many years and can be applied to both aluminum and steel panels. The most common uses for PDR is to remove hail damage, door dings and minor body creases.
This is not just a job, it is my career. My passion is to represent the PDR Hail Industry at its highest level. By combining the relationships I have developed with some of the top Dent Technicians in the industry and my determination to create more work. I will prove the Lord of the Dings LLC can produce a consistent, high level quality repair.
Thank you for choosing Lord of the Dings LLC for all of your Paintless Dent Removal needs.