Car dent repair


Car dent repair with Paintless Dent Removal – what is PDR and how is it done?

In this blog post we’ll talk about how paintless dent removal, or PDR for short is carried out, and how its a great for a car dent repair.


What is paintless dent removal and how does it help a car dent repair?


Paintless dent removal is a repair method used to remove dents, creases, dings and large collision damage without the need for filling and painting like a traditional bodyshop repair. There are 2 main ways dents can be removed. Dents can be pushed out from the inside of the panel, or glue pulled from the outside of the panel. Both of these methods give excellent results for a car dent repair, when performed by a professional, will leave the panel looking like there has never been any damage at all.


Pushing dents from the backside of the panel


The most common type of repair method for PDR is pushing the dents out from the back of the panel. This requires specialist tools that can be inserted through gaps in the panel to get to the back of the dent. Sometimes we remove parts of the car, such as trims or protective covers to give us direct access to the underside of the dent. This then allows us to get out tools where needed. Once we can get to the damaged area we can remove the dent. Part of the process involves tapping down. Tapping down happens on the outside of the panel, and is where we smooth out any high spots, or crowns caused by the impact. This is where we fine tune the repair to make it as smooth and flat as the dented panel originally was.


Glue pulling the dents from the outside


Glue pull repair, or GPR for short, is the repair method used to pull the dents from the outside of the panel. Specialist glue tabs are glued to the dented area, and are pulled out in a controlled manner using specialist pulling equipment. This way of dent removal is particularly affective for damage that cant be accessed on the inside, such as roof rails, some areas of a roof, and parts of the car that are double skinned. GPR also allows us to pull out really big damage smoothly and quickly with larger tabs, which would take a lot longer if they were to be pushed out. Here at Dent Detail PDR, our PDR Technician Graham is the north wests Keco UK Brand Ambassador. Keco are at the forefront of glue pulling technology, and supply the latest GPR tooling and innovations, to improve efficiency and effectiveness for glue pull repairs


Why choose PDR for your car dent repair?


Paintless dent removal is the quickest, cleanest and most efficient way to remove dents from the panels of your car. As there is no sanding, filling and re-painting, your car is left 100% original, which has a huge benefit on re-sale value. If you came to sell your car and it had previous poor paint and filler work, it can sink and look poor, which will negatively affect the value of it. PDR leaves no trace of repair, as the panel is expertly restored without affecting or disturbing the paintwork, it will look as if it was never damaged!


How long does a typical car dent repair take?


A typical dent repair can take between 20 minutes to an hour for a small 10p sized dent. The most common type of dent you’ll find will be on a door, where another car door has dented it. These are usually straightforward to access, down the window gap and open on the inside. Dents on bodylines or swage lines take longer expectedly, and larger damage can take several hours. All dents are different, so we price and allocate time upon inspection of your particular dent.




If you have the unfortunate problem of a dent on your car and are in need of a car dent repair, paintless dent removal is your first and best option. Here at Dent Detail PDR we pride ourselves on quality of work and great customer service and customer satisfaction. As and IMI Accredited PDR company, we have passed a rigorous testing module on high quality repairs, and re take the test every 2 years. As well as this, we are trained to work on and power down any electric vehicle, and special specifically on Teslas. We offer a no fix no fee guarantee, and over 730 5 Star Google reviews, which you can view here.

We offer a mobile service if you need us to come out to you, or you can drop off or wait in out nice and modern waiting room at our studio in Leyland, Lancashire. To get a free quote, simply use the enquiry form on our homepage here, or text/whatspp them over to 07824426591. Include 2-4 photos of the dent from different angles, and 1 further out so we can see the full panel, along with the vehicle model and area you are based, and we’ll get right back to you for your free paintless dent repair quote!

You can watch how we repair and remove dents by visiting our YouTube channel by clicking here!

Great service!

Great service and Graham achieved what others said could not be done. Great waiting area, excellent communications, fully discussed the process and help throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending his business.

Amazing Job!

Visited on 9/8 to get an annoying small but deep dent from my Audi roof rail (thanks hotel car park). Graham did an amazing job in removing the dent and I’m very pleased with the result. Thanks very much.

Brilliant Job!

Graham showed up as planned and not only made a brilliant job of removing the dents but also polished my headlights to a brilliant shine. Would definitely use again.

Will the paintwork be damaged on my vehicle?

We can assure you that no paintwork will be damaged on your vehicle as a result of paintless dent removal. This is assuming, of course, that it is inact in the damaged area. In fact, paintless dent removal is the very best dent removal method that maintains the factory finish.

Can any dent be fixed?

Great question. Ultimately, it depends on the location and sharpness of the dent. Our team will have to take a thorough look on the dent before we commit to a repair on your vehicle. The best steps to take are to send us 2-3 clear images via our WhatsApp button so we can assess the dent damage before getting back to you.

Can PDR help to sell my car?

Yes, of course. Essentially, PDR helps to restore your vehicle to its best possible condition, and therefore will help your car to maintain its maximum monetary value. Removing dents professionally and efficiently can definitely help to sell your vehicle quicker.

Do you offer FREE quotations?

Yes, of course. Looking to receive your FREE no-obligation quotation from our expert technicians at Dent Detail PDR? Use our WhatsApp chat button, or call us directly at 07824 426591. Alternatively, use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.


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