- What is PDR?
- What are the benefits of PDR?
- Will my paint be damaged?
- Will my dents be 100% gone?
- Will my dents come back?
- Can any dent be fixed?
- Do you do scratches or paint work?
- Can you help me with my LEASE RETURN vehicle?
- I’ve got lots of dents, do you have a discount for more than one dent?
- Can PDR help me SELL MY CAR?
What is PDR?
PDR or Paintless Dent Repair is a method of removing minor dents and dings without removing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by very patiently massaging the dent out from the back of the panel, or sometimes from the front using specialized tools.
What are the benefits of PDR?
The most important benefit is quality. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding, bondo, fillers, or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most body shop repairs. Cost is also a major benefit of PDR. Time savings is yet another advantage. That same dent can be fixed in less than an hour. A body shop will take 3 – 5 days or longer.
Will my paint be damaged?
No. Today’s factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.
Will my dents be 100% gone?
On minor dents, in most cases yes. The deeper the dent, the more difficult it is to repair. Even on larger dents, once we’re done, most people are amazed at the results. We always explain in detail, how your dent will look before any work is started.
Will my dents come back?
Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with PDR, it never comes back. Most dents repaired conventionally develop a ring around the dent, or sand scratch marks 3 – 6 months after the repair. This is never the case with properly performed PDR.
Can any dent be fixed?
No. The most important factors in determining if a dent can be repaired by PDR are depth and location. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime but very deep, cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep. The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. 95% of minor dents can be repaired. About 5% of minor dents can’t be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.
Do you do scratches or paint work?
No, we don’t. There are too many quality problems with the quick mobile paint repair systems. If your vehicle needs paint work, I’ll be happy to refer you to a quality paint shop in your area.
Can you help me with my LEASE RETURN vehicle?
We sure can. We can remove those dents for a lot less than you will be charged for “excessive wear and tear on your vehicle’s exterior”. If your lease is up soon give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.
I’ve got lots of dents, do you have a discount for more than one dent?
Yes. We offer discounts for multiple dents. If you have more than one minor dent on a panel, we can generally include those dents for very little extra depending on the sizes and number of dents. If your car has a lot of minor dents, we offer a per car price that is very reasonable.
CAN PDR help me SELL MY CAR?
Ever hear the saying “Image is everything”? Most people judge a car by its appearance. If it looks good they assume it has been well taken care of. Used car dealers and wholesalers know this. They also know what they spend on PDR will make them many times over what they spend, and will help them sell the car quicker. If you’re selling your car, PDR is one of the best ways to get top dollar, more interested buyers, and a quicker sale.
Is PDR my best option for dent removal ?
From a minor door ding, hail damage and to extreme large dents, paintless dent removal is a proven and preferred repair method by nearly all insurance companies. The process you choose to repair your damaged automobile can significantly impact its value. Nothing reduces the value of a vehicle more than repainting the factory finish or replacing original manufactures matching parts. PDR obviously is the best and first option you should consider before making a claim. Southern Dent Solutions is a paintless dent removal specialist. We offer a written lifetime warranty with a 100% satisfaction guarantee or no charge is applied.
Does re-painting my car really affect its value ?
Did you know that all of the your vehicles exterior parts have matching VIN numbers? When you choose PDR you are choosing to maintain the original parts and paint on your vehicle. You only have one factory finish and it’s extremely hard to match the color and texture of your primary paint. Factory paint is usually applied and baked at high temperatures before any rubber, plastic, or cloth parts are installed. Once these parts are installed a repainted vehicle will never be able to be cured the same way a factory finish is resulting in an inferior finish. Even with the best body shops in the world, paintless dent removal remains undisputed. With PDR, your factory or custom finish stays original without jeopardizing mis match color, over spray or uneven texture. This can be a dead give away when you want to resale your vehicle.
What is CarFax ?
Once your vehicle goes through the claim process and is repaired at a body shop, your vehicle is reported to CarFax. It’s a detailed history report about your vehicle. A smart buyer who looks at your vehicle history report may suspect your vehicle has been in an accident. This can jeopardize the sale of your vehicle and reduce the resale value significantly. With paintless dent removal, your vehicle maintains it’s factory finish without the cause n effect history report. In other words, no evidence is shown on either paper work or your vehicle’s finish.
Why not just make a claim and send it to the body shop ?
For what it’s worth you might consider making a claim. Sometimes it can be covered under your comprehensive policy. You’ll then be able to compare the value of PDR to the value of a conventional repair. For the most part, it’s not worth making a claim for a dent that can be handled by a qualified PDR technician. So why risk the hassle of paper work, a loss of time without your vehicle and the risk of your insurance rates going up? In the long run, you save time & money without the long process of a hassled claim and being without your vehicle for 3-5 days or more on minor repairs.
Do you offer a warranty ?
Yes indeed we do. Your repair will have a lifetime warranty for as long as you own your vehicle. We not only offer a warranty but a 100% satisfaction guarantee or no charge applied.
Will dents repaired using the PDR method come back ?
Absolutely not. Dents repaired using the PDR method will never come back and are covered by our lifetime warranty.
How much does it cost to have a dent removed ?
It varies based on several factors. Where is the dent located on the car? How big is the dent? How deep is the dent? Is it steel or Aluminum ? Our highly trained technicians will be able to expertly assist you with a guaranteed estimate for your repairs.