Paintless Dent Repair’s Elite Beginning
Most automobile owners are still new to the Paintless Dent Repair technique for removing dents. This isn’t surprising as PDR just recently became popular in the last 35 years. Most people are not even aware that Paintless Dent Repair has been around since the 1940’s. The German manufactured Mercedes Benz and BMW would use the PDR technique to remove accidental dents and dings that would happen during manufacture.
As the automobile manufacture process improved over the years, PDR was no longer being used as frequently. PDR made it’s comeback in the mid 1980’s and became commonplace in the commercial automobile dealership community used primarily for removing dents and dings caused by hailstorms. Unlike the traditional auto body repair shop method, Paintless Dent Repair allowed technicians to remove hail dent damage without compromising the automobiles original paint. PDR also significantly reduced repair time which made the auto hail damage repair and ding dent repair more affordable for individual car owners.
Paintless Dent Repair becomes mainstream
Auto Body Shops around the world started offering Paintless Dent Repair to their customers. PDR exclusive shops and mobile PDR “response teams” started popping up as well. Insurance companies soon recognized PDR as an industry standard for dent and ding removal.
Keep in mind, Paintless Dent Repair is NOT an option if the automobiles paint has been chipped or cracked, the dent is so deep that it has stretched or creased the metal panel. Paintless Dent Repair can be combined with Auto Body Repair dent repair.
If you have any questions about Paintless Dent Repair or would like one of our PDR customer service specialists to provide you with a free dent / ding damage estimation, call us at 1-888-959-1763. You can also fill out our online request for estimation form. To find an IntelliDent near you, use our online Shop Locator.