Paintless dent repair tools
Paintless dent repair tools New Reader
6/24/19 10:34 a.m.

PDR is the process of restoring the dented or damaged panels of your vehicle’s body back to factory finish. This is done by reshaping the sheet metal back to its factory-designed shape without causing any damage to the original paint.

PDR tools/dent tools such as LED reflection lights are used to help the technician see even the finest details of damage that has occurred to the body; along with any imperfections on the painted surface and the Orange Peel – texture on the painted surface of a vehicle.

For technicians performing PDR, being able to identify their tooling through the metal panel is essential. Specialized PDR lights cast a specific light contrast onto the panel of the vehicle; creating dark and bright spots that amplify the texture. Think of this process like using a zoom or magnification feature so that every tiny detail and imperfection on the body is easily identifiable.

With proper lighting, the technician can see through the panel and make the right pushes to restore the panel back to its original position. Moreover, it ensures that the repair is completed to the highest level of perfection and as if no damage ever occurred to the area.

Trained technicians use the PDR technique to remove small dents and dings from vehicle bodies with ease, as it helps avoid repainting the affected parts. It allows vehicle owners to elude expensive repairs such as replacing vehicle panels or even repainting the whole vehicle to match the repaired part. However, sharper dents may still require traditional auto body repair.

On the other hand, traditional auto body repair typically involves welding steel pins into the sheet metal and filling in the gaps with fillers (plastic or glass). Conventional repair, more often than not, requires spraying tons of layers of harmful chemicals, in efforts to bring the sheet metal closest to its factory-set shape, as you wait for weeks with your vehicle parked at the workshop.

PDR, A Less Invasive “True Fix”

Consider this: You spend thousands of dollars to get your vehicle repaired only to get a poorly trained technician grind and sand off the perfect coat of paint from your vehicle and replace the superior quality exterior of your car with a poor quality material.

Unlike conventional dent repair, Paintless dent repair is a less invasive process and requires an exceptionally skilled person to do it. Offering you a true fix, it maintains the factory paint and provides a fix that doesn’t cause you any stress about the products used by the technician.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/24/19 10:37 a.m.

I didn't know you could pack that many tags in a canoe. 

Paintless dent repair tools
Paintless dent repair tools New Reader
6/24/19 10:40 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Sorry I can't understand. Can you please explain?

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
6/24/19 10:47 a.m.
Paintless dent repair tools said:

In reply to Appleseed :

Sorry I can't understand. Can you please explain?

If you want to advertise on the site, you need to contact the publisher and get approval.

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
6/25/19 7:11 a.m.

The post is reasonably factual. The part the spammer glosses over is acquiring the skill to use the tools isn't a simple process. This is best left to the pro's.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/25/19 8:44 a.m.
ddavidv said:

The post is reasonably factual. The part the spammer glosses over is acquiring the skill to use the tools isn't a simple process. This is best left to the pro's.

Factual, but on the wrong board. Canoes have their own place. 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
6/25/19 11:44 a.m.
ddavidv said:

The post is reasonably factual. The part the spammer glosses over is acquiring the skill to use the tools isn't a simple process. This is best left to the pro's.

I've also found that paintless dent repair with cheap tools doesn't always go too well. I managed to catch several Harbor Freight paintless dent repair tools breaking on camera. (In case you were wondering, after the first pull, I made sure to give the glue at least 3-4 minutes to cool.)

 

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