One of the major practices in the automotive industry in the past few years has been the overriding goal of being more environmentally conscious and “going green.” Among the many ways in which they’re doing this is the process of PDR (Paintless Dent Removal.) And while this practice has been gaining traction in terms of popularity, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions that surround it. Consider us Mythbusters, as we’re here to debunk some of these in hopes of providing you with a better understanding of the process as a whole.
Myth: It’s Only for Small Dents
Not true! Because PDR involves removing the exterior panels of the vehicle, the range in size of dents that can be worked on and repaired is a wide and expansive one. From small dents that are caused by shopping carts and hailstorms to collisions, PDR can be applied to any situation and get your vehicle back to looking its best.
Myth: PDR Damages Paint
The purpose of PDR is to repair dents without having our tools come into contact with your vehicle’s exterior paint job. This process attacks the dents from underneath the surface and forgoes the traditional methods of sanding, priming, and painting. Your vehicle’s exterior will look brand new, and the paint will be undamaged.
Myth: PDR is a Long Process
A traditional body shop will take several days to repair the dings and dents on your vehicle. This means being without transportation for several days. PDR is just the opposite. The process can be done in a matter of hours and significantly cuts the repair times down by a considerable amount.
Myth: PDR isn’t Environmentally Conscious
Nothing could be further from the truth. Because PDR doesn’t use paint or chemicals or generate the waste that a traditional body shop does, it’s much more environmentally friendly. Auto repairs, no matter what they might be, usually produce a lot of excess materials that can’t be recycled and take up a considerable amount in landfills. PDR reduces this by providing a better way to repair dents.
Dent Shop – Redlands Location
Now that you understand PDR a little bit more, we want to do our part to fix the dents that can turn your vehicle into an eyesore. It’s a better way, both for your vehicle and the environment. For more information, give us a call at 909-300-5006 or visit us at 560 Nevada Street in Redlands.