Paintless Dent Removal
Paintless dent removal is a process where a paintless dent removal technician uses special tools to remove dents. The types of dents that can be removed are:
– hail dents,
– car park dents,
– shopping trolley dents
– and also those from opening of doors.
PDR technicians work on a seasonal basis chasing hailstorms that may occur around the country or around the world. They follow any storm news and make them move once there is sufficiency work. They normally wait several days to even a couple of weeks to ensure all is verified and sufficient work is available.
Recent storm news events that paintless dent removal technicians were able to work in mass amounts are the two Melbourne storm events, Perth hailstorm and most recently the Brisbane hailstorm. In all cases, supercell thunderstorms were responsible for devastating damage to literally tens of thousands of vehicles. Although many cars were written off due to extreme damage, many cars were in part repairable or fully repairable using the paintless dent removal techniques.
There are two main methods of repair of vehicles once damaged by hailstones: conventional or paintless dent removal. By conventional, cars are repaired and resprayed using the panel beating techniques which takes days to even a few weeks depending on the extent of the damage. In a lot of cases however, paintless dent removal techniques is all that is required. This means the original paint can be preserved. In some marginal cases however, parts may be broken and require replacement. In other cases, only parts of car may be repairable by paintless dent removal. PDR Technicians often provide some repair work towards the panel beating methods in a system known as push to paint.