PDR is the process of removing cosmetic dents from vehicle body panels by carefully pushing, pulling & tapping the metal back into place. This is done by using specially designed hand tools and equipment.
Typical repairs are small car park dings, shopping trolley dents and small creases. We continuously invest in the latest tools and equipment allowing us to tackle larger or more complicated dents. So long as there is no paint damage and the metal is not too badly stretched, we can restore body panel 100%.
Sometimes a dent may not be repairable using PDR. Restricted or no access to the back of the panel, the position of the dent may be too close to something structural or a panel edge, also if the metal is too badly stretched to be able to restore are all factors that may prevent a repair.
PDR cannot repair paint damage, scuffs, scratches, chips or collision damage; these may require a visit to a traditional bodyshop for assessment.
In all of our repairs we aim for perfection and in most cases, this is achieved. If the metal is overstretched or access to the dent is poor, a flawless repair may not be possible.
We will always be transparent with the customer about the expected outcome and are happy to discuss options to suit. Any technician that boasts a 100% repair all of the time is either being untruthful or just picking the easy jobs!
We don’t offer a painting, scratch or chip repair service. However, we are happy to repair a dented area where anything missing can be touched in by the customer. We can also repair dents in preparation for a bodyshop repair (push for paint) to minimise the amount of filler or possibly saving the cost of a new panel.
There are many factors which effect the cost of a repair, the size, shape, position etc. We aim to offer a good value, cost effective solution and also offer discounts on multiple dents. For small dents up to 50mm, we may be able to give quotations and offer a mobile service just by seeing photos, larger dents may require a full inspection at our dedicated garage in Verwood before an accurate quote can be given, the repair may also need to carried out there. We use industry standard software to calculate repair costs.
These are some dent examples and price ranges that are just to give a rough idea of cost (we do not add VAT to our prices). For an accurate quotation, please contact us.
We have over 10 years of experience in Paintless Dent Repair. Prior to specialising in PDR, our experience was in traditional car body repairs, we’ve been fixing cars since 1997.
Apex Dent Removal are an IMI Accredited Repairer. We have been Tested, Trusted & Approved by the UK’s leading governing body in automotive repair, The Institute of the Motor Industry. We operate at the highest levels of work, professionalism, safety & ethical practice.
We are also Electric & Hybrid Vehicle IMI Level 2 Certified and qualified to work on your electric or hybrid vehicle meeting the highest safety standards set by the IMI.