Paintless Dent Repair – All you need to know to offer it at your shop

Door dings, dents, creases and hail damage – something we’ve all experienced at one point in time with our vehicles and a common issue that customers will come to your auto body repair shop looking for quick and cost-effective solutions in repair.

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is the method of removing minor dents from the body of a motor vehicle without having to retouch the paint work.

Innovative Solutions & Technology is a proud distributor of the highest-quality repair tools, including the GYSPOT EXPERT 200 and a variety of other tools and accessories. The GYSPOT EXPERT 200 complete is available with Innovative Solutions & Technology Paintless Dent Repair tools with related to the repair water damage. We also provide training clinics for technicians to learn the latest methods for conducting PDR on auto body repair.

Here is some more important information and tips on how you should be offering PDR services in your auto body repair shop.

What factors make for a successful Paintless Dent Repair?

A successful candidate for PDR is minor damage where the paint surface is still intact. Factors that limit a successful PDR include:

  • Flexibility of the paint: most refined auto finishes allow for PDR but there are some unique cases where the paint is not flexible enough to work with the tools used.
  • Stretch of the metal during damage: the extent at which the metal was stretched by the damage depending on the thickness of the metal, the curvature or flatness where the damage occurred and the intensity of the impact are all factors that can prevent a successful PDR.
  • Depth of the dent: the shallower the dent, the more likely the repair can be completed using PDR. Experienced technicians can repair a shallow large dent or crease but very sharp dents and creases may not be suitable for PDR.

What tools should I use?

Innovative Solutions & Technology is a proud distributor of a variety of top-quality Paintless Dent Repair Systems. We offer these products and more collision repair and welding tools; as well as training and support services to auto body repair shops across the tri-state area.

Innovative Solutions & Technology
2 Frassetto Way, Unit 2
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Office: 973-348-9490
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Contact us with any questions or to find out more about these products, training and support.