Make your car look as good as new with paintless dent repair by APEX PDR. If your vehicle has sustained damage from hail, a fender bender, or a rogue shopping cart, we can help. Our experienced technicians will gently massage the dent back into its original shape while saving you time and money without taking any shortcuts.
Any Make or Model
Whether your vehicle is 15 years old or 15 days old, we treat it with the same level of care and attention. Our team has worked on everything from classic cars to high-end exotics. Not all dents can be fixed with PDR, so we work on a case-by-case basis. Simply send us photos of the damage by email, and we'll let you know if it is repairable.
When you choose APEX PDR, you can be sure the results will last. We offer a lifetime warranty on our work.
What is PDR?
Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a unique process by which minor dings and dents are removed using highly specialized craftsmanship. Each dent is carefully massaged outwards from the interior of the damaged panel. This method not only ensures that hail damage and dings are properly repaired, but also that the integrity of a vehicle's exterior factory finish is maintained.
The Importance of Maintaining a Factory Finish
Although there are many outstanding body shops throughout the country, not all of them offer PDR. Maintaining the factory finish of your vehicle is always beneficial. Repainting panels on a vehicle will often lead to a slightly diminished value. PDR is the best way to retain value and save time. A complete PDR repair of a hail damaged vehicle can be completed in a matter of days, whereas traditional methods may require several weeks. Door dings and other minor damage can be repaired the same day.
PDR is an environmentally friendly approach to repairs. The process utilizes the original paint and body, eliminating the need for replacement materials, and involves minimal waste. It is safe, effective, and guaranteed. It's also a faster solution than traditional dent repair, allowing you to get back in your car in a fraction of the time.
How It Works
Most metals have "memory." When you bring your vehicle to us, our PDR technician massages the panel back to its original memory location. Once the dent has been repaired and returned to its state of rest, it will not return unless it is struck by something that causes a new dent to appear. The technique is effective on both steel and aluminum panels; however, aluminum is more difficult to repair, due to its lack of metal memory compared to steel.
In order to complete a typical PDR repair, the technician must be able to access the space behind the dented panel. However, areas with limited or no access can be repaired by a method often referred to as "glue pulling." Using this method, hot glue is applied to a specific type of plastic tab that is then affixed to the car. Once the glue is cool, the dent is lifted (inverted) and tapped down to its original position.
PDR technicians vary in skill level and training. Contrary to popular belief, not all technicians are created equal. But the technological advancements in the PDR industry have created shortcuts that can be utilized by technicians who are poorly or incompletely trained. These shortcuts may allow lightly and moderately damaged panels to be repaired, but difficult repairs are another matter entirely. At APEX PDR, our highly trained, experienced, technicians take the time necessary to perform a perfect repair that restores your car to its original condition. All APEX PDR technicians have at least 10 years experience, with many being in the industry for 15 to 20 years.
PDR vs. Traditional Repair
PDR is a commonly accepted method of repair in today's automotive industry. However, in some instances, PDR is not a viable option or may only be applicable to a portion of the vehicle. PDR does not work on areas that have sustained severe damage or areas with cracked paint. In these instances, we utilize a combination repair, which involves PDR and traditional body shop methods.