Should You Try a DIY PDR Job at Home?

PDR Workshop Episode 17 Special Guest Brice Kelly
October 25, 2019
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October 25, 2019

Should You Try a DIY PDR Job at Home?

There are many products on the market, which advertise equipment to do a PDR job at home. Yes, it is a free world
and you are welcome to make your own choice to repair your vehicle at home after purchasing any of these DIY
repair kits. Keep in mind though that as simple as PDR might look, it is not the type of work to be undertaken on an
expensive vehicle when you have little to no experience. It looks simple because it is quite a simple task just like
skiing or roller skating looks quite easy until you try it for yourself. The reality of the matter is, that as simple as it looks it requires years of experience and building up the skill to deliver an excellent PDR job.

Just as you should not try a DIY PDR job at home because you are bound to be disappointed with the results, there is
another very important reason why this work should not be attempted at home. Your vehicle warranty! Will your
insurers believe you if you try and tell them that you did not tamper with your vehicle’s repair work? Will you be
covered by your warranty if you attempt your own DIY job? The chances are that your insurer will refuse your claim in
these circumstances. Play it safe and take your vehicle to a professional. If you are dissatisfied with their work for any reason, you can then raise this issue with your insurer who will follow up on your allegations.

Professional PDR technicians have received the necessary education and have gained on-the-job training to back up
their qualifications. They use customized equipment to reverse dents and damage, which is unlike the equipment
used for conventional dent repair and paintwork. Customized PDR equipment is also designed not to damage the
paintwork on your vehicle, provided that this is still intact. Also, PDR means that repairs are much cheaper than
having to replace damaged vehicle panels and matching expensive paint colors. If you are thinking of a DIY job for
your vehicle, just don’t do it. This approach will probably prove to be costlier in the long-run. Save your money, time and effort and leave PDR to the experts.

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