What is PDR?

Paintless Dent Removal

PDR or Paint less Dent Removal is the art of removing dents, dings, creases, large dents, and hail damage from an automobile without the need for repainting or refinishing. The PDR process is done by using many different tools to work the dent back out. PDR will get your car back to the factory finish without having to be repainted.

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Mercedes Benz is credited as one of the first known users of the technology as early as the 1950's. In order to avoid having to repaint new cars that accidently acquired small dings or dents on the assembly line, factory workers would use PDR to massage the dents away.

In the late 1980's the technology was expanding to the United States but was rather limited to the size of dents that could actually be removed.

During the 1990's technicians in the industry began to push the art of PDR into new frontiers of possibilities moving from small door dings to larger dents and hail damage.

Today Showroom Ready delivers world class PDR excellence using the latest technology restoring your vehicle's dents to "like new" quality.


The main qualifying points as to weather a dent can be removed using PDR are simple. The original paint needs to be intact and the dent cannot include an edge of a panel such as the red areas in photo above. Edges are sometimes possible; however, this varies among different automobile manufacturers. All makes and models are PDR candidates. However, performing PDR on vehicles manufactured prior to 1980 becomes more limited.

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