Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is the preferred method in fixing automotive dents, dings, and hail damage. This process reforms the vehicle’s metal back to it’s original condition without affecting its factory paint finish; retaining appearance and resale value.

Our highly skilled PDR technicians work from behind panels with specialized tools designed to massage metal back to its original condition. We also use a method called “glue pulling” when dents are not accessible from behind panels.

There are no sanders, fillers, primers, or paint involved, because your original factory paint is not disturbed. This makes this process 100% environmentally friendly and a green alternative compared to a repair done at a typical auto body repair shop.

What is the difference between a Ding and a Dent?

At Without a Trace Paintless Dent Removal, most commonly we refer to a ding in the terms of a “door ding”, which occurs when a vehicle parks too close to another and accidentally flings their door open. It is usually less than dime size in diameter and less noticeable at first glance, but leaves a cosmetic mark. The more dings a vehicle has, the more blemished it becomes.

Although dings do not affect how one’s vehicle performs, or lower it’s safety rating, they do lower the resale value. Fixing these imperfections is especially important for customers who are currently leasing, planning on trading in, or simply like to keep their vehicle in prestige condition. As long as there is no paint damage these types of repairs are ideal using the PDR method.

2017 Ford F-150 dinged by another vehicle’s door flinging open and hitting fender.

A dent on the other hand is bigger and can range from dime size up to a few inches. Dents can be caused by backing up into something, closing garage doors, shopping carts, falling tree branches, vehicle accidents, and other miscellaneous occurrences not listed. Dents require more extensive metal work, PDR skills, and time. They can cost twice as much upon turning in or selling a vehicle before getting them professionally fixed. They can also require entire panels to be replaced depending on how extensive the damage is, if there is paint damage, or the size.

2018 Chevy Malibu dented by another vehicle backing into it’s quarter panel.