What is PDR? (Paintless Dent Repair)

Paintless Dent Repair is a time tested process recognized and respected industry wide, the trade of PDR (Paintless Dent Removal or Paintless Dent Repair), is often referred to as an art. With this paintless process, a skilled technician removes dents and dings without damaging the paint. PDR preserves your vehicles factory paint, increases it’s value and saves you money!

It takes several years for a Paintless Dent Repair technician’s skills to blossom and any good technician will tell you that the learning never stops. Results will differ from technician to technician as each develops his or her own very unique procedure and touch. Some get really great and some never really get it. Watch out for the hacks. There are several out there and frankly it annoys me as they tend to give our wonderful industry a bad rap.

Dents and dings of all shapes and sizes are repaired by meticulous manipulation from the underside of the dent, working it back out to it’s original shape. Experienced Paintless Dent Repair technicians carry an large arsenal of tools in their bags of tricks. A majority of the tools consisting of steel rods of all shapes, lengths and diameters, all of which make even the hardest to reach dent a successful repair. Smaller hand tools are commonly used to accomplish a hail repair.

A Paintless Dent Repair technician works
with the memory of the metal
on your vehicle
to restore it to it’s original shape.

Because of the thinner gauge of metal used these days, the metal is quite flexible. The quality of the polyurethane paints and tough clear coats flex with the metal, so repairs are achieved that do not harm your vehicles factory paint finish.

Therefore, in most cases, Paintless Dent Repair will replace the need to take your vehicle to a body shop and can save you as much as 80% of the cost of traditional body shop repairs, which involve sanding, body filler and painting.

Frequently asked PDR (Paintless Dent Repair)  questions:


Paintless Dent Repair fender dent

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Above on the left you can see a large dent on the driver side fender of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.
The owner was quite upset as she purchased this only a week before she came to me for the repair.
No need to panic! The repair result was as close to perfect as you can get!
Observe the fantastic result on the right. No need for paint or fillers.
No need to pay through the nose for a traditional repair. So, do you choose to fill, or repair with skill?

*Our name is now Hail Pro PDR*
We specialize in Hail Repair and do it nationally
for insurance claims across Canada.
We offer the highest quality Paintless Hail Repair available and the best
choice for your Autopac Hail Claims*



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