Local Indianapolis Paintless Dent Repair
Nationally Certified Master Hail and Dent Technicians
WHAT WE DO
Paintless Dent Repair is an Evironmentally Friendly Process
Traditional body shop methods consist of stripping the paint, adding fillers, primer and paint to repair the damage. Every time PDR is used as the first option for door dings and hail damage, the carbon footprint on the environment is lessened. With an average of 500,000 hail claims a year, the overall advantages of using the PDR process become extremely significant. Add into this the door dings and dents that occur daily in every city and the benefits are immense.
Help us save the Planet one dent at a time!
WHY CHOOSE US
When searching Paintless Dent Repair near me, your choice is quite simple. Our auto reconditioning services are cost effective and convenient, with most services being completed in less than a couple hours. All of our technicians are nationally certified and utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure quality results that will exceed your highest expectations. We have a new repair facility centrally located on the south side of Indianapolis Indiana. Owned and operated by a master technician born and raised in Indianapolis.
All of our technicians are nationally certified master Technicians.
Over 10 years of experience.
Approved by the top insurance companies.
We will exceed your expectations.
Over 1,000 customers & counting.
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According to Wikipedia, Paintless Dent Repair or PDR is the “Method of removing minor dents from the body of a motor vehicle. A wide range of damage can be repaired using paintless dent repair as long as the paint surface is intact. Paintless dent repair may be used on both aluminum and steel panels. The most common practical use for paintless dent repair is the repair of hail damage, door dings, minor creases, large dents, and bodyline damage.”
In reality, it is so much more.
PDR technicians dedicate decades of their lives to mastering techniques and the use of specialized tools to effectively and affordably repair damaged vehicles. The process is extremely intricate and requires in-depth knowledge of the different materials and components found in a car. The finish line for any PDR job is to get a car back to its original condition while also maintaining the factory paint job. Whether it’s a couple of small dents or a massive one, Paintless Dent Repair is the best option and is quickly becoming the “go-to” option around the country.
If you’re looking for a professional and certified PDR technician in the Indianapolis area, Tom Poland at the Midwest Auto Dent Repair is definitely the guy for you. With about 10 years of PDR experience under his belt and over 20 years of experience working on different vehicles, you can feel confident in his expertise and skill. PDR is something you cannot learn from a book and Tom understood this very early in his career. From Nashville, Tennessee to Rapid City, South Dakota, around the Midwest and to the East Coast, Tom spent over 7 years perfecting his skill and finally became a Master Hail Technician in the process. Tom gives back to the industry and helps other technicians through NAPDRT and is certified by the only recognized PDR certification in the country – Vale.
But the certifications don’t stop there…Tom is certified with PDR Nation and is a Certified Master PDR Technician and a Certified Master Hail Technician from ARC. Today, Tom has set up a brick-and-mortar PDR shop in Indianapolis to serve the local community.
There are four basic steps that determine how a car can be fixed using Paintless Dent Repair and they are:
● Assess and Prepare – Assessing the damage is the very first thing that has to be done when a car is brought in for PDR. Where exactly is the dent? How big is the dent? Can you get to the dent easily? What kind of metal is the car made of? These are some of the questions that need to be answered before the repair can proceed. Now we can move on to preparing the car for repair. This generally includes basic cleaning of the damaged area so that everything is clearly visible under the PDR lights.
● Access – Without proper access to a dent, repairing can become quite difficult. More often than not, in order to get a dent out technicians require access to the underside of the damaged panel. Removing headlights, tail lights, body panels, etc. can help gain better access and reduce the repair time significantly.
● A Better Look – Even with panels stripped away, PDR technicians have to get a closer look at the dent before they can start using their tools. This is where the PDR lights we discussed earlier come in. These specially designed LED lights help illuminate the damaged area and give the technician a better understanding of the type of tool they require and the amount of pressure needed to get the dent out.
● Patience – PDR is a repetitive process. It doesn’t just take a single “push” on the metal to get out a dent. Sometimes, it can take over a couple of hundred small taps to get out a dent which is why PDR technicians have to be patient.
One of the biggest advantages of using PDR to remove a dent is that it generally only takes a couple of hours. This, however, depends on a number of factors. The severity of the dent, the number of dents, the position of the dents, and the material of the vehicle are some of the major factors that determine whether a car can be fixed in a day or a couple of days. For example, small ding in a door can be done in a couple of hours whereas hail damage on a roof rail or a hood can take up to 2-3 days. Nevertheless, even the lengthiest PDR job is faster than a regular body shop repair which can take up to a week or more.
As long as there is minimal or no damage to the paint of a vehicle, PDR can be used to fix just about anything. Dings, dents, hail damage, and body line creases are some of the most commonly seen PDR cases. If a dent is extremely deep and the paint has also been damaged, some technicians use a combination of traditional body shop and PDR techniques to return the vehicle back to the best possible condition.
There is no standard answer to this question as damage to a car is never consistent. It is almost impossible to find two cars with similar dents. Pricing always comes down to a number of variables including, size of the dent, number of dents, aluminum or steel body, and position of the dent. Luckily, Mobile TechRX has an application that takes away the headache of preparing estimates and allows techs to focus on the repair at hand. With its Price-A-Dent dent guide, customers know exactly what they are paying for and get a consistent estimate no matter what.
Paintless Dent Repair is, as we already discussed, more affordable and quicker than traditional body shop repairs. PDR uses specialized tools to push or pull out a dent without causing further damage to the factory paint job. PDR is also less time-consuming and can return a damaged car back to its original look within a day or two.
Traditional repairs, on the other hand, require technicians to work the metal before filling in the dent. This is then sanded down to a smooth finish which destroys the original paint. Lastly, the damaged area has to be repainted and then blended into the rest of the vehicle. As you can imagine, this process takes a lot of time and therefore, is far more expensive.