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Does PDR damage paint?

Last Updated: 10th June, 2020

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2 Answers. Paintless dent removal will not cause any long term side effects to your paint. The only effects to the paint would be if whatever caused the original dent caused damage to the paint.

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Consequently, does paintless dent repair damaged paint?

The answer is no, paintless dent repair will NOT affect your vehicles warrantied paint job if done by a professional PDR shop. For instance, with hail dent damage – 99% of all hail damage does not affect the paint in any way. The only real damage is done to the metal.

Subsequently, question is, how long does paintless dent repair take? Most often our paintless dent repair process only takes between 1 and 3 hours and hail damage can take between 1 and 3 days. This is dependent upon the dents and damage done to the vehicle.

In respect to this, does PDR really work?

The effectiveness of paintless dent repair really relies on the quality of your technician. But, in short, yes, it works wonders on damage it was designed to handle. Many drivers don't realize this but, PDR has been around for a very long time.

Is paintless dent repair a good business?

Low Overheads - High Profits As a Paintless Dent Removal specialist the profit potential is massive. As a PDR technician you can operate as a mobile business from your vehicle with very few overheads. Repairs can be completed in hours rather than days at a fraction of the cost of conventional body shop repair.

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Is paintless dent repair expensive?

If the dent hasn't hurt your paint, paintless dent repair is typically very affordable and done fairly quickly. Cost: Depending upon the specialist's skill and reputation, you should expect to pay from $50 to $120 for a 1-inch dent.

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Is PDR hard to learn?

PDR is hard to learn because it involves seeing, interpreting, and doing things that you have never done before. In fact, many skills learned in PDR are exactly opposite of everything you've probably ever done. The first difficulty is just finding your tool tip underneath a panel.

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Does fix a dent work?

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from very small to large dents no repainting or body filler needed

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Can you pop a dent out of a car?

Not only can you unclog a drain with a plunger, but you can also get out small- to medium-sized dents out of your car too. Just splash some water on both the plunger and the dent and start pushing and pulling until it pops out. Make sure to use a cup plunger (for sinks), not a flange one (for toilets).

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Can all dents be removed?

Not all dents can or should be suctioned out. If the dent is large, the suction method may not work. Additionally, if there are any cracks in the panel, the entire panel should be replaced, rather than having the dent removed.

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How much do PDR guys make?

Many PDR techs are now making $250,000 a year or more.
Depending on the geographical area, a good tech generally makes between $70,000 and up to $200,000 a year for very experienced techs in major cities.

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What are the best PDR tools?

Our Top Picks for the Best PDR kits and DIY Paintless Dent Removal Tools:
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How much does it cost to fix a dent?

Repair prices of body damage like dings and dents depend on their size. Small dents range from $60 to $110, while large dents run from $100 to $130. Exterior paint chip repair may cost between $50 to $300 depending on the type and amount of paint needed.

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What kind of dents can be fixed?

With Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) most non-collision dents, like the ding and round dents can be repaired. Common dents that are caused by other car doors and storms that produce hailstones, are permanently removed with PDR.

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How do professionals fix car dents?

Start by removing the paint inside and around the dent with 24-grit paper. Switch to 80-grit sandpaper and hand-sand the entire dent. Use the same sandpaper to rough up and feather the paint around the edges of the dent. Clean the entire area with wax remover and a clean rag.

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Do dent pullers work on hail damage?

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How long does it take to fix a dent and paint?

For traditional car dent repair, you're probably looking at between 2 days and 2 weeks. If the damage qualifies for Paintless Dent Repair, the dent could be fixed in as little time as an hour. Car dents could take a few hours to repair or they could take a couple of weeks.

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How much does paintless dent repair school cost?

Low start-up costs: PDR training and equipment will cost $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the quality of the equipment and how much training is actually included.