Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair Paris TX | Scott's Collision Repair

Scott’s Collision Repair handles more than just car accident & body shop work. We sell some of the best truck bed liners, and we also offer paint-less dent repair, an option for those that want to take care of a few scratches, or dents in their vehicle. We can explain the process directly, or read through some of these descriptions here for more information. Contact us today in Paris, TX at (903) 785-2524!

Consumer Awareness Increasing

Paintless dent removal (PDR) has become widely used over the past decade by car dealers, rental agencies and auctions to prepare vehicles for resale. Yet very few consumers are aware the process exists.

Specially fabricated tools and techniques for PDR have been developed to remove dents, often up to the size of a football, from almost any body panel of a vehicle. No sanding, body filler or repainting is necessary. In most cases, when the process is complete the dent is no longer visible.

Paintless Dent Repair on the Rise

PDR is becoming more widely used, because the size of dent that can be repaired has increased over the last few years.

The widespread use of high-strength metal and resilient paint finishes has allowed PDR to become a viable alternative to traditional body repair techniques. In fact, some insurance companies will even waive the deductible if PDR is chosen over more traditional techniques.

What Can Be Fixed

PDR is becoming more widely used, because the size of dent that can be repaired has increased over the last few years.

The widespread use of high-strength metal and resilient paint finishes has allowed PDR to become a viable alternative to traditional body repair techniques. In fact, some insurance companies will even waive the deductible if PDR is chosen over more traditional techniques.

Advantages of PDR

A number of advantages for paintless dent repair include:

  • no repainting or body filler needed
  • less expensive than traditional body repair
  • same-day service in most cases
  • no risk of paint overspray on other vehicle areas
  • no risk of incorrect color matching
  • vehicle retains original paint

A vehicle with original paint retains a higher value than a repainted vehicle. Even if it is just a door or a fender, it is always preferable to maintain the original paint on a vehicle for as long as possible.

How Is It Done

PDR technicians use specialized tools to push the metal back into its original shape from behind the dent. Depending on the location of the damage, the panel is accessed by removing trim pieces, through window openings or by removing inner panels.In a typical dent removal, the metal around the outside edge of the dent in slowly massaged back into its original position. The dent becomes progressively smaller as the technician works from the outside edge; eventually the dent becomes so small it blends with the texture of the paint and disappears completely.