2 reasons PDR is easier on the wallet & your schedule
Paintless dent repair is a popular and more cost-effective alternative to full replacement repairs at auto body shops. Here’s why.
- Damaged panels are repaired, not replaced. In the more traditional auto body repair setting, a dent is removed by drilling a hole(s) into the damaged area and pulled out. Next, the hole is repaired by filling it with a plastic filler called “Bondo.” The “Bondo” is then sanded and the area is painted. If the damage is too severe, or the cost to replace is cheaper than the cost to repair, the entire panel is removed and replaced with a new panel. This level of repair is better suited for more severe auto body damage primarily caused by an automobile accident where the metal or paint has been damaged. For smaller dents or dents that have not caused paint damage, such as hail damage, paintless dent repair is a more cost effective repair. For smaller dents without paint damage, the dent is tooled from the underneath the damaged panel. A PDR technician will gently coax the metal back to its original shape leaving no trace that the dent ever existed. If the panel needs to be replaced, The Hail Shop USA only uses OEM parts. Most auto body shops will replace the damaged panel with after-market parts to cut costs.
- Shorter repair times. As explained in #1, you know that the paintless dent repair process requires less steps and therefore, the repair times are significantly decreased. On average, the time required to repair one dent is less than 30 minutes. For more severe damage, such as dents caused by hail, repair times increase to 2-3 days. This is still nearly half of the time needed compared to the same type of repairs in an auto body shop.