Paintless dent removal (PDR) works by first assessing the location and the extent of the dent. This is critical because not all dents are created equal. To effectively complete PDR, a technician must gain access to all sides of the dent. As a result, the dent itself must be evaluated so that the technician understands the scope and how to access it. This may mean removing interior panels to gain access. With the PDR technique you gain access to the back of the dent rather than a frontal approach. The technique of PDR is more effective and versatile because it addresses the dent directly.
Once the technician has access to the dent, special tools are utilized to push the dent out and mold the body of the car back to its pre-dent shape. This process requires a skilled hand and attention to detail. Common tools used in this process includes hammers and specially shaped and formed rods.
Once the technician is comfortable with the result of the repair, they will reassemble (R&I) any piece of the car body that may have needed to be removed and will perform any necessary clean up measures to make the car presentable and ready for delivery.