What Happens When I Have a Dent Repair Done?

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Dent Repair

What Happens When I Have a Dent Repair Done?


Paintless Dent Repair or PDR is one of the most common and easy methods of dent repair. This method was developed by technicians to make fixing some of the more common problems in auto-vehicle repair easy. It’s a fairly simple process, but customers rarely have information regarding it which makes them skeptical of the entire process. Today, we will break down the process so that the next time you require dent repair, you’re not confused regarding the process at all.


What Are the Steps to PDR?

PDR is a relatively simple process, and most technicians break it down into three main steps that have various degrees of complication depending on the type of dents incurred on the car’s body.

1. Estimation  

The technicians will examine the car’s body and configure the number of dents and identify the dents they can apply PDR on. They also take this time to understand the time and cost for the repair so they can present this estimate to the customers.

2. Repair 

 The technicians will conduct the repairs according to the problem that they’ve identified. Each repair is different, and the technicians plan the work according to each repair.

3. Results 

Technicians will bring in the customers so they’re aware of the aesthetics and functionality of the vehicle after their repairs. This is a time for the customer to voice any issues or concerns regarding the repairs conducted by the technicians.

Types of Techniques Used by a PDR Technician 

PDR technicians don’t just use one method to fix a customer’s car. There are two main techniques that most PDR technicians apply depending on the leverage they wish to create for the dent. The technique that they use depends largely on the position and depth of the dent. Sometimes, it’s easy to pull out a dent using one method instead of the other. Other times, it’s up to the technician’s discretion.

We have listed the two techniques below:

1) PDR using Metal Contact

The most common method of PDR is using metal rods and body picks. Technicians use this method to pop out the dent from the underside of the body’s panel.  This method is easier to orchestrate for many as there’s not a great degree of leverage that one needs to work on the panel’s underside.

2) PDR using Glue Pull Repair 

Glue Pull Repair or GPR works by pulling out the outer panel of the car’s body.  Technicians use glue and specially designed glue tabs to create an outward pull to pop out the dent. Technicians have to be very careful of the temperatures of the glue and the panel so that nothing goes awry.

Benefits of Repairing Dents at Sioux Falls Dent Repair

Here, at Sioux Falls Dent Repair, we have ARC-certified technicians for PDR and hail damage. Our main goal is to take care of you and ensure that your car gets the best service it needs. Once your car is in our body shop, you can stop worrying about it. 

We promise you clear communication, so you know everything we’re conducting on your car and ensure you’ll get your car looking as good as new.

For more information regarding PDR, visit us at www.siouxfallsdentrepair.com, or contact us at 605-205-8842.