21670 Red Rum Drive, Suite 149 | Ashburn, VA 20147 (behind building 21660)
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Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

In the case where minor dents, hail damage, and door dings that do not crack the paint surface, it is quite possible that we can repair the dented surface using a technique called, “paintless dent repair”, “paintless dent removal” or “PDR”. PDR is a quick and inexpensive repair process where technicians use specialized tools to remove dents, dings, creases, and hail damage from the exterior of a vehicle without disturbing the existing paint finish. The metal surfaces of cars are stamped into shape by large, heavy presses. Often, the shape of the metal described by the stamping process becomes the preferred shape of the metal – a sort of remembered shape. If dents are repaired quickly enough, the metal will likely “pop” back into its preferred shape. A paintless dent repair technician uses special tools to reach in behind a dent and carefully push and “massage” the dent back out. In most cases, the dented metal will pop back into place – completely restoring the factory surface, without the need to paint. PDR technicians can also apply a pull tab with a specialized adhesive to the exterior of the dent and “pull” the dent out. The glue is then harmlessly removed from the painted surface. Metal has a “memory” that fades over time (much like our own!) – so, the sooner one of our PDR Technicians gets to your dents, the better – come in today!

What Make AQS Different?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is an art form – bending and reshaping metal takes patience, finesse, experience, and strong arms! An inexperienced PDR Technician will often try to push a dent out from the center with brute force. This can often cause the metal to stretch and crown – giving the repair a slightly warped look. Improper technique can lead to a large dent looking like a series of smaller dents – a bit like the surface of a golf ball. Our technicians have years of experience working with metal and slowly massage dents away. When it comes to PDR, nothing can take the place of experience – and here at AQS, we have a lot of it!

photograph of a dent in a car door panel - dent is illuminated by a PDR lamp

Here is a sample of a small dime sized dent in the door panel of a car. The dent is illuminated by a special lamp – note the bends in the reflected light (circled).

photograph of a PDR repaired dent in a car door panel - dent is illuminated by a PDR lamp

Here is the same dent after removal by one of our AQS dent repair specialists. The dent is now barely visible in the reflected light of the special lamp (circled).

Photograph of a large dent in the rear hatch of a silver SUV

Here is a large dent in the rear hatch of an SUV

Photograph of the rear hatch of a silver SUV after paintless dent repair

Here is a the same area with the dent now completely removed.

A photograph of a large dent in the hood of a red Ford Ranger pickup

Here is the “before” picture of a large dent in the hood of a Ford Ranger pickup.

A photograph of a dent on the hood of a red Ford Ranger repaired with PDR

Here is the “after” picture. Our PDR technicians were able to completely remove the large dent.

A photograph of a large dent in the driver's door of a red Nissan Altima

Here is the “before” picture of a large dent in the driver’s door of a Nissan Altima.

A photograph of a dent on the driver's door of a Nissan Altima repaired with PDR

Here is the “after” picture. Our PDR technicians were able to completely remove the large dent.

a photograph of a large dent in a rear quarter panel

Here is the “before” picture of a large dent in a rear quarter panel.

A photograph of a dent repaired with PDR in a rear quarter panel

Here is the “after” picture. Our PDR technicians were able to completely remove the large dent from the rear quarter panel

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21670 Red Rum Drive, Suite 149
(behind building 21660)
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 571-291-9401
Fax: 703-858-3487
Email: info@automotivequalitysolutions.com

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