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The Art of Dent Removal: Perfecting Your Vehicle's Appearance"

Having car dents repaired doesn’t have to be a long, complicated, expensive process. Paintless dent repair is a quick, affordable way to effectively fix minor dents. Imperfections in the surface of the car body can be smoothed out without touching the paint job.


Auto Body Dent Removal, Lackey Auto Body Repair

In the automotive industry, paintless dent repair is also called PDR. This non-invasive method removes small dents and is perfect for fixing body damage when the surface of the paint is still intact. Auto body technicians can use PDR to repair a wide variety of damage in both aluminum and steel body panels.


The main advantages of this technique are that it is quick, effective, and inexpensive. It also doesn’t require repainting the car and won’t hurt the factory paint finish. By not touching the original paint, paint-free dent repair helps maintain the car’s value.


Paintless dent repair can be finished up to 40% faster. There’s less disassembly, as repairs are done from the outside right on your vehicle. This highly efficient repair means less chance that we’ll have to order replacement parts. The all-in-one system means that everything is convenient for efficient labor. All of this means that we can get you back on the road faster.


Because this method involves repairing a panel instead of replacing it, it typically costs less than other types of repairs. Is insurance paying for it? That’s fine, too. Most insurers are amenable to attempts to repair, meaning that you get compensated quicker and get the repair approved fast.



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PDR can be used to fix shallow dents, even for large dents up to a few inches in diameter, as long as there are no signs of paint damage. The usual applications include:

  • Hail damage,

  • Gravel, pebbles, and road debris damage,

  • Parking accidents,

  • Bumped car doors,

  • Fender benders and minor collision repair,

  • Bodylines damage,

  • Dents and dings of varying sizes.


This dent removal technique can also be used as part of a process called ‘push to paint’ or ‘push to prep.’ In this case, a damaged panel is smoothed out using PDR before it is repainted. This helps decrease the amount of body filler needed to make the repair.

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