Paintless Dent Repair, also known as PDR, is a procedure that the technicians at Burlington Toyota use to eliminate small dents and dings from vehicles without using paint or bondo. Our trained and certified technicians maintain your vehicles factory paint, rise it’s value, and save you money!
Our technicians are able to remove dents and dings while keeping your vehicles valuable factory paint undamaged. We simply apply pressure and leverage to the backside of the panel and manipulate or work out any dents and dings. This process does not require any sanding, body fillers, or paint. Since the gauge of the metal used in the body of your vehicle is very thin, it is fairly flexible and has the ability to be shaped back into the correct form. The polyurethane paints and tough clear coats flex, along with the metal on the body of your vehicle, which enables our technicians to repair dents and dings without doing harm to the finish.
Paintless Dent Repair at Burlington Toyota acts as a more affordable substitute to taking your vehicle to a traditional body shop, which would involve sanding, body fillers, and paint. You will save money out of pocket, and maintain the value of your vehicle by using Paintless Dent Repair.
The Advantages of Paintless Ding Repair
- Significant savings on cost of the repair
- The original factory finish remains intact
- Repair times are quicker
- An undented vehicle with original factory paint = increased market value
- Environmentally friendly, no chemicals or paints are used
How does paintless ding repair work?
Our goal when preforming a Paintless Dent Repair is to mold the metal of your vehicle back to its factory-original shape. The process of Paintless Dent Repair begins by discovering the best entry point to reach the backside of the dent. In situations where the dents are located doors, the top of the window slot is normally used to reach the dent.
Although it is uncommon, there are sometimes circumstances where holes must be drilled into your vehicle in order to obtain access. After completion of repairing the dents, these holes are plugged and coated. However, we have a significant amount of pride in our ability to reach the majority of dents without drilling. If the drilling approach is required, we guarantee that it will not cause problems and our technicians will handle the situation professionally.
If you ever discover a dent, it is best that you do not attempt to pop it out yourself. Not only can you create additional damage, you could hinder the chances of a trained technician being able to properly repair the damage. Our technicians know how to manipulate the metal back into its original factory form, the correct way.
Which types of dents can be repaired using paintless dent repair?
There are a few factors that determine whether or not Paintless Dent Repair is an option for you. Our technicians will determine if the dent can be repaired using PDR based on how deep the dent is and where it is located, not based on how large it is. Generally, if the dent involved a moving vehicle, a conventional body shop repair will most likely be needed due to the excessive stretch and bodyline damage. Parking lot damage is our specialty at Burlington Toyota.
It does not matter if your vehicle is made with aluminum or sheet metal; we are able to repair both. We are even able to repair outward dents, which are often caused by objects that bounce around in the interior of your vehicle. You can have peace of mind knowing that those annoying shopping cart dents and everyday dings are entirely repairable with the Paintless Dent Repair process.
Which types of dents cannot be repaired using paintless dent repair?
If you can see damage to the paint, chipped or missing paint and deep scratches, that usually signifies that Paintless Dent Repair is not a viable option.
If the dent is very deep or sharp, to the point where the metal has been severely stretched, the option for Paintless Dent Repair is slim.
If you are not sure if a dent on your vehicle qualifies for Paintless Dent Repair or not, please bring it here to Burlington Toyota. One of our technicians would be happy to take a look at it for you. Remember, the size of the dent is not always the deciding factor of Paintless Dent Repair eligibility, but the type of dent and its location.