Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) sometimes referred to as Cold Dent Repair, Dent Man or Dingers

This is a method that is used to repair dents in vehicles by manipulating the metal and reshaping the damaged This repair method saves money and time as the vehicle does not require to be filled or painted. A PDR will use specialist tools to reshape the damaged panel from behind. This can be the best option for smaller dents where the paint has not been damaged. At Igloo we find that some PDR’s often “chase” hailstorms as these kinds of dents are easy and quick to repair and they will usually cha rage per dent so they can make a lot of money.

Polishers/Oven Rectification

A Polisher is someone who removes minor paint defects on vehicles by enhancing the paint surface to give the best optimum finish ready to either return to a customer after body repairs have been carried out, or ready to be placed back onto a sales forecourt ready to be sold. This is done using a buffing machine, some polishing can also be done by hand, but for the best results high speed buffers are used to do the job. When removing a paint defect by hand polishers will often use a nibbing block, this is a tiny dome shaped palm sander which is used with very fine sandpaper to remove DIT (Dirt in paint) or a paint run from painted vehicles where sometimes bits of dust do manage to get onto the base coat before the vehicle is lacquered or small run when the lacquer is applied. The tiny bits (DIT) and runs are sanded out before polish is started. Polishers will often use a DA (Dual Action) sander, it is vitally important they know how to use these as it can be very easy to burn through the fresh paint, if this does happen then the panel will need to be reworked and sent back through the bodyshop process.

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