There are unfortunate times when our vehicle gets hit by hail, a branch, or someone let the cart at the grocery store roll the wrong way — sadly to say, these things are bound to happen.
Leaving marks like this on your vehicle is extremely frustrating and diminish the value of your automobile. Even if the dents are not big or noticeable enough to consider a paint job which costs multiple thousands of dollars, they are not small enough for you to disregard. At EdgyTool, we understand that keeping your vehicle looking like new is important, and it’s a wise decision to care for your investment. That’s why we think that hiring an experienced PDR professional can be a great solution to your problem.
In today’s blog, we bring you some of the reasons why considering PDR to fix your minor paint details is the way to go!
When we compare the prices of PDR and a paint job for your vehicle, you could be looking at a big gap in prices. While PDR can’t be the solution for some paint, collision, and accident problems, it can be used to fix those minor problems and even hail damage to your car. New breakthroughs in automobile finishes as well as PDR tool and PDR light advancements, even large dents can now be made invisible to the naked eye making Paintless Dent Removal the best choice to remove those unsightly dents and dings from your vehicle.
Cost is a common denominator when comparing PDR and body shop work, and you’ll see it pop up a few times in the next couple of points because you can’t unsee the price difference between the two processes.
Sometimes, all you need is a quick fix for some dents. If you go through the paint or body shop route, aside from the extra cost, you could be looking at a couple of weeks or even months before your car is ready.
You see, painting cars is a very delicate process. You need to meet a standard of conditions to make sure that the paint does not bubble or that the paint job is not ruined by debris or other dust particles; it also requires a lot of preparation prior to the actual application. Harsh chemicals, fillers, sanding and buffing supplies are all very costly not to mention bad for the environment.
On the other hand, with PDR, you could be getting your vehicle the same day, all fixed and ready to enjoy.
The Paint Quality
Unless you are paying an absurd amount to eliminate dents at a body shop, there’s a possibility that you are not going to like the final result. Vehicle companies tend to have their proprietary or specially manufactured colors for their paints. Those paints are also a lot more expensive than regular car paints that many body shops have.
In the case of PDR, you don’t have to worry about if the new paint matched the old one or whether or not the new paint was blended well with the old one to create a seamless effect. Paintless dent repair does just that, it repairs your dents without the need to add paint, and by doing so, you get to keep your vehicle’s original paint job without any of the dents. This also means that your factory paint warranty is still valid.
The first thing dealerships and savvy car buyers do is run their fingers along the backside of panels in order to quickly and easily see if the paint is original or if the panel has been repainted. Repainting a vehicle diminishes the value by 25% or more according to most experts.
Great for Vintage Car
If you own a vintage or a collection vehicle, you might not think twice about going with a PDR specialist, unless you are willing to paint the entire body with the original paint. This goes specifically for those who enjoy taking their collectible car to shows and competitions — a judge will see a discrepancy in the paint colors a mile away.
Most paintless dent repair specialists take years to master their craft, and they work hard to leave your vehicle looking like new. At EdgyTools, we know it’s a job that requires patience and attention to detail, but it’s also guided by knowledge. A PDR specialist can make the vehicle look like nothing had ever happened to it.
If you are looking to become a PDR specialist yourself, we have all the tools and equipment in the EdgyTools store. While we do offer the highest level advanced skills training, we do not offer beginning PDR Training, we are very familiar with all of the best options to get training and are always willing to listen and advise you free of charge. If you have any questions about our products, please contact us!