Paintless Dent Repair
If You Have Had A Car Accident
Paintless Dent Repair – Call us 24 / 7 – We will help with all the details and get your vehicle repaired safely and as quickly as possible.
It is your right to have your vehicle repaired at the shop of your choice and we will work with your Insurance Company on your behalf.
Towing & Transportation
We will help arrange rental car transportation and towing and have your vehicle brought to our repair facility.
Estimate & Insurance
We will appraise the damage and cost of repairs and work with your insurance company, on your behalf, to prepare a thorough repair plan procedure.
Repair & Restoration
Your vehicle will then be repaired to Original Equipment Manufacturer standards by our qualified staff.
Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless Dent Repair, otherwise know as PDR is a method of repairing dents in body panels when the paint surface is still intact.
Paintless dent repair is often used to repair minor damage like door dings or creases but can also be used in more complicate hail damage repairs and larger dents and bodyline damage.
We also call it ‘push to paint’ when working on damaged panels and trying to minimize the use of body filler before repainting.
Paintless Dent Repair With Paron Collision & Paint
How We Do It - Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
It takes dozens of odd looking tools and a whole lot of patience! Techniques include using an assortment of metal rods and body picks to push dents out from the underside of the body panel. Specially designed tabs can also be glued to the outside of the panel and used as pulls… It’s an intricate and what may look like tedious process.
Assessing The Damage - When Does PDR Work?
The first step to performing a dent repair without using paint involves assessing the dent itself and determining if a paintless dent repair is even possible. According to most experts, 80 to 90 percent of dents can be repaired using PDR techniques. However, there are a certain percentage of dents that are impossible to repair without following it up with a paint job. The following types of dents usually fall into this “non-PDR” category:
- Very deep dents – Even very large dents can be repaired using PDR if the dent is fairly shallow. However, if a dent of any size is pushed in too far, the metal can’t be bent back into place without damaging the paint and requiring repainting.
- Dents near edges – If a dent of any size is situated near the very edge of a body panel or near a seam, PDR repair may be impossible. The reason for this is that in order to repair a dent using these techniques, you need to access the back side of the dent.
- The dent has a crease – If there is a sharp crease (like a folded page) in the dent, PDR likely will not work.
- Older vehicles – If your vehicle is older than 1990 or is a classic car, the odds are good that attempting paintless repair techniques on a dent will damage the paint. This is because the paint quality on older body panels can’t withstand the strain of the repair techniques.
- Paint damage – If there is existing paint damage in the dent (usually on the edge of the center), then there’s no getting around the fact that you’ll need to repaint the area.
- Paintless Dent Repair is an industry recognized repair process.
Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)
Paintless dent repair or PDR has several benefits over traditional body shop repair techniques. It is typically faster because the entire process of sanding, filling, priming and repainting is avoided. Another large advantage with paintless dent repair is that the factory paint finish is left intact and there is no concern about matching paint or other surface finish types of issues.
What You Need To Know
PDR is a cutting edge technique for removing dents and dings from your car. We have expert training and PDR specific tools to reshape the affected metal and return it to its original shape without paint.
Here are some things you might not know about paintless dent repair.
- PDR is much more cost-effective than your average traditional dent repair service.
- Paintless dent repair can repair dings of all sizes including ones the size of a coconut.
- With PDR there is no body fillers, sanding or repainting.
- That means the existing paint job remains, so there is no stress trying to match vehicle paint colors.
- With PDR, common scheduled dent repairs can be completed in just a few hours or a day at most.
- Antique cars from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s can also benefit from paintless dent repair without worry of losing its vintage value.
- The dents won’t come back. Once a panel is repaired, it will retain its original strength.
Family owned & operated for over 40 years, Paron Collision & Paint delivers a level and pride in workmanship that can only be honed through generations of hands on training backed by industry certification.
A One-Stop Shop
Paron Collision & Paint is the obvious local choice for auto body and collision repair in Airdrie. Our team is fully trained for any type of collision or auto body repair and we service all makes and models.
Estimates are always free and we are happy to discuss repair planning vs. replacement during our estimating procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
I just had a car accident, what do i do next?
Call Us! We are on call 24 / 7 and can help you make all the arrangements to have your vehicle towed and will work with your insurance company to get you back on the road quickly.
Can You arrange a tow truck?
Yes! Whether you need a tow from the scene of the accident, from the impound or another location we can help arrange towing to our shop.
Do You have loaner vehicles?
Yes, we work with a rental car agency and your insurance company to make sure you have transportation when your vehicle isn’t driveable due to collision.
Will you direct bill my insurance company?
Yes! Paron Collision & Paint will work on your behalf to have your insurance company approve the repairs and bill them directly for the work.
Can You give me an estimate on Paintless Dent Repair?
Yes! We provide FREE written estimates on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, just give us a call.
How long will the repairs take?
This depends on a number of factors including the severity of the damage, approvals, parts ordering and shop bookings. Rest assured we will work through all of these variables to restore your vehicle as quickly and efficiently as possible.