THE HISTORY OF PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR (PDR)
Early PDR removal techniques were first practiced in the Mercedes Benz assembly lines in 1990 where workers would use picks and rods made of steel and aluminum to remove minor door dings and dents. Eventually, the term paintless dent repair (PDR) was born and which is described as a method of removing minor hail damage, door dents, dings, plus crazy big dents from vehicles, RV’s, trucks, airstreams and airplanes. PDR is able remove hail damage and dents from both aluminum and steel body panels.
PDR became possible in the 1990s due to the fact that regulations governing vehicle crashworthiness developed low-density materials such as carbon fiber, magnesium, and aluminum to make sure their vehicle could pass tougher crash tests. From this point on the metals became softer more forgiving for PDR methods followed by the introduction of enamel paint finishes making paintless dent repair possible.
Paintless dent repair methods became the way to remove hail damage, dents and dings without painting an entire vehicle saving you, insurance companies, body shops and dealerships time and money by using paintless dent repair PDR methods.
With today’s PDR tools combined with an experienced PDR technician paintless dent removal looks like magic in no time.