An Inside Look at Harrisburg Paintless Dent Repair Equipment

What is PDR?

Paintless dent repair is a non-invasive form of body repair that revolves around pushing or pulling dents to restore the surface of your car to its original state. It may sound barbaric to force the metal back into shape, but it’s proven to yield safer results than many traditional body shop methods. As a matter of fact, this is the same repair process Natallio Balderamma brought over from Italy when he first founded Dent Wizard in 1983.

What’s stopping me from simply taking a hammer to my own car?

‘Do it Yourself’ is a one way street to complete catastrophe. We’ve seen far too many DIY disasters at our Harrisburg paintless dent repair shop to confidently suggest that you fix your own damage. However, if you happen to be skilled in body repair then there is nothing stopping you. Just remember that quick repairs and affordable rates are just a phone call away. So what makes our service different from simply pushing the dent out yourself?

What equipment does our Harrisburg paintless dent repair crew use?

Our technicians use specialized tools and equipment to get the job done. Most of our supplies look a lot like solid metal hammers and nails, but they have a very different use. With a hammer, you want to drive the nail into whatever material you are striking; our tools are specifically designed to avoid that. Instead, we use specially crafted tips with varying sharpness and material to bend the metal panels back into place. The last thing we want is a chip or a scratch on your flawless paint job.

PDR techs have a variety of other tools at their disposal. Some of the most common are glue tabs and slide hammers. Glue tabs are used to pull out dents rather than push them. We have several different mixtures that we use depending on the paint, metal, and even factors like the temperature outside. Slide hammers are used to gain access to otherwise unreachable dents. Say you have a nasty door ding; we can simply insert one of our slide hammers into the window slit to access the backside of the dent and push it back into place.

Even if you look up professional methods, DIY is not the professional way to handle dents and dings. There are many alternative tools and methods that can easily be obtained or researched, but for the most part they are only shoddy replacements for the real deal. If you need quality repairs, fast results, and honest rates, then our Harrisburg paintless dent repair crew is the choice for you.