Paintless Dent Repair
Although Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) has been around for many years, consumers are just finding out about it. Over the past decade, PDR is a method that many car dealers, rental agencies, auctions and now, consumers, are using to prepare cars for resale as well as just fixing a dent. It has grown in popularity due to the fact that it can be a quicker and less expensive way to fix dents and dings that can mar the appearance and value of a vehicle. As dent removal has become more widely used, many aspects of it have improved. As the need for this repair has grown, so have the number of training schools and shops. Techniques have been developed and perfected. Years ago, dents the size of tennis balls seemed to be the limit. Today, larger dents, equaling the size of a football can be repaired.
Other names for this service:
- paintless dent removal
- paintless dent
- car dent repair
- door ding repair
Paintless dent is done by the use of specialized tools designed to push the metal back in place. The technician can typically remove the dent by starting on the outer edge of the dent and slowly messaging it back to its original position. He works to the middle of the dent until it eventually becomes so small that it blends in with the texture of the paint and disappears completely. Most repairs can be done in a relatively short amount of time and some companies make it convenient and come to you. While in some cases, PDR can not repair certain vehicle damage, there are certain instances that it can be extremely effective. These situations can include dents that range from small to large in size, vehicles that are 1990 model year or newer, paint that has not been broken or cracked, the dent location is not near the edge of a panel and the panel has not had previous body repair.
Due to consumer awareness and the fact that this industry has become a reputable way to repair damages, the benefits of PDR are many. Insurance companies have become an advocate of this method of repair, sometimes waiving the deductible if dent removal can be done over body repair. Since most people seem to have a shortage of time and money, PDR seems to have an edge over costly and time consuming body repair. Utilizing this method, you can spend pennies on the dollar versus the hundreds of dollars that a body shop can charge you. Also, in many cases, dent repair can be done in the same day, saving you the hassle of being without a car. The risk of repainting, paint unevenness and incorrect color matching can virtually be eliminated. The fact that your vehicle can be repaired without having to compromise its original paint helps to retain the car’s value. When it comes down to it, doing less to your car is more and PDR is the way to go.
Our paintless dent repair program is unlike any other! Graduates of DKTI go on to be leaders in the industry and we’re proud of their accomplishments. In fact, individuals enrolled in DKTI’s PDR program learn PDR more efficiently and more quickly than with any other program. We’ll teach you step by step, how to remove small dings on side panels to more elaborate damage such as hail and creases. You’ll even learn advanced techniques for removing larger and more complex dents on all areas of the vehicle, both foreign and domestic.
Tool selection, access, brace configurations and the inner workings of side panels are all reviewed in great detail. When you become a graduate or DKTI, you’ll be getting your education from a State Certified Training Institute, a company that has set the industry standards.