Paintless dent removal, like the name suggests, is a way to remove dents caused by hail and other non-collision events without the need for fillers or new paint being applied to the vehicle. In the old days of dent repair, pieces of a cars panel would often have to be cut out entirely and new ones welded in. It would then be necessary to paint the entire panel. This would have two effects – the car’s overall value would be lessened since original finish is always best, and secondly, it would often leave visual clues that a repair had been conducted.
PDR works differently. In the last 25 years or so, there have been big improvements to the paint used on automobiles. It is more durable and flexible – meaning that with a little care, dents can be pushed out without causing damage to the car’s finish. Your car can look like new again while its original finish remains unchanged.
In order to ensure that your vehicle is as close to perfect as it possibly can be, we use a hail light for quality control. This is a soft light that is shone across areas where damage occurred. If shadows are still visible, then a dent is still present and it will continue to be worked on until the surface is smooth again.
In order for PDR to be effective, the vehicle must not have any damage to its paint job. The car must be from 1990 or newer to ensure that it has the more modern and durable type of paint, and there must not have been any body work done on the car in the area that is being repaired.
Aside from those stipulations, PDR is a good choice for any vehicle – whether it’s a luxury sports car or a basic economy car. Dents can be small dimples such as those caused by hail or larger sized imprints such as those caused by the careless opening of a car door by someone who parked too close to you.
As long as the paint was not cracked during the original damage, it is unlikely to be damaged during the repair.
We have been in the paintless dent repair business since 2001 and have been serving countless customers with hail damaged vehicles ever since as a Certified Master Craftsmen. We are also trusted and approved providers of dent repair services with all the major insurance companies.
Most importantly, we are trusted and endorsed by many happy customers just like you. Adhering to the highest levels of quality and customer service, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our work. No wonder we are Red Deer’s choice for hail dent repair on vehicles.