Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE CAN PDR BE PERFORMED?

Because we don’t respray or use traditional panel beating methods, PDR is not limited to a fixed business location; this means we are mobile, and can restore your vehicle at a location of your conveinience. Please note however, for the best results we need to work in a covered area out of sunny or raining weather conditions; this may mean a garage, carport, factory, or any other location that offers shade away from glare and sunlight.

DON’T YOU JUST SUCK/POP/TAP THE DENTS OUT?

Contrary to what many believe, dents are not “sucked” out with suction cups, “tapped” out with hammers, or “pop” out with force . Even though it’s tempting to do so, please avoid trying to repair part of the dents yourself, as re-repairing such dents are either most costly, or impossible with PDR methods as many people damage the paint during DIY attempts, leaving only a respray as the only option.

WHAT ABOUT DRY ICE OR HAIRDRYERS?

Again, we do not use dry ice, hairdryers or compressed air. While a small fraction of dents could be slightly improved with these methods, the extreme change in temperatures can cause the paint to crack or fracture.
None of the methods above can provide an accurate repair, compared to PDR.

WHAT IS PUSH-TO-PAINT?

For some dents that are damaged beyond a full PDR repair, or need to be resprayed, the panel is repaired with PDR, instead of normally replacing it. This is a preferred option for customers that wish to have little, or often no body filler used prior to re-spraying their cars.

WHAT IF THE PANEL IS DOUBLE SKINNED?

If we cannot use tools to reach the back of the dent, we have another solution called Glue Pulling: as the name suggests, we use a concaved attachment on the exterior of the dent, which is adhered to the panel then gently pulled to lift the panel up.

CAN YOU FIX DENTS THAT ARE CREASED?

PDR can certainly fix creases, or even larger dents that have a creased under the apex of the dent.

DO YOU REPAIR SCRATCHES?

Sometimes we’ve found that sometimes a dent is scuffed or has paint transferred onto it, these can be polished out or removed with mild solvents, and generally we’re happy to do this as a courtesy to customers. Please note however, we cannot touch-up or respray paint damage, though we can recommend someone who