The principle of smooth repair

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
is a method of removing dents from car panels by working on the dent from the underside of the panel. The dents are treated using special PDR tools to regain the panel's original smooth quality. Metal and paint are flexible materials and do not suffer any damage during the repair process.

This gentle repair process is meanwhile acknowledged and accepted internationally by most insurance companies and is generally the preferred method of repairing dents and hailstone damage.

Pressure method

The pressure method involves pushing or massaging out dents that can be reached from inside the panel using a specially designed leverage tool. The method applies precise yet gentle pressure to dented panel area, leaving the paint structure intact. A special lamp is positioned above the area to be treated. The reflection caused by the dent makes it possible to work on the panel until its original condition is restored.

Adhesive method

This method involves attaching a pulling adapter over the centre of the dent using special glue that does not damage the paint. After the glue has set the adapter is pulled out using an impact hammer until a slight outward bulge is created. The bulge is then tapped back into the panel using a tapping pin until the panel's original form is restored. This method is used to repair areas that cannot be reached from inside the panel, for instance on roof edges or double-wall sections, and to avoid otherwise costly bodywork repairs.

Hammer method

The hammer method involves various hammering techniques that are used to treat larger dents caused by, for instance, manufacturing errors (roof wraps), accidents, roof avalanches or severe hailstorms. The panel is carefully struck in specific places to release tension in the material and restore the panel to its original form.