How is Hail Damage Repaired with PDR

The Paintless Dent Repair Hail Removal Process

Your car has been damaged by hail. You’ve heard about paintless dent repair but aren’t quite sure your hail damage can be repaired with the technique. Before you read any further, let us first determine IF your vehicle is a candidate for auto hail repair with paintless dent repair. If you answer YES to any of the following questions, PDR is not an option.

  1. Is your paint damaged in any way?
  2. Does the damaged panel have any cracks, folds, or holes?

If you answered NO to the above questions, we will move on to the “How is Hail Damage Repaired with PDR” section of this article.

The Auto Hail Repair Process Using Paintless Dent Repair

If your vehicle has what seems like thousands of little hail pockmarks, you are probably wondering if there are any hopes of repairing the hail damage. Amazingly enough, the answer is YES. In our minds, paintless dent repair was invented for the removal of hail damage.

Paintless dent repair is a technique that utilizes a unique set of tools that almost resemble piano tuning forks. The biggest difference is that paintless dent repair tools don’t have the fork at the end. Instead, the ends of these petite, multi-lengthed rods have what looks like a broken capital letter L at the end. Instead of the bend being at a 90° angle, they are more at a series of 135+° angles.

Paintless dent repair technicians use these rods to get behind the dent, on the underside of the damaged panel, to gently reverse the indention by massaging it back to its pre-damaged condition. One by one, technicians remove each dent until the hail damaged vehicle looks like new again.

As brilliant and easy as this technique sounds, it really takes many hours of practice, patience, and finesse. If you ask anyone in the paintless dent repair industry to describe the technique, they will refer to it first and foremost as an artform and not everyone is cut out for it.

One push just a little bit too hard can cause more damage than the hailstone.

Read the Top 10 Reasons to Get Auto Hail Repair.

10+ Years in the Paintless Dent Repair / Auto Hail Repair Industry

If you are concerned that you have too much hail damage and are not sure even the best paintless dent repair technician in the industry can restore your vehicle back to its pre-damaged condition – fear not.

The Hail Depot specializes in catastrophe level auto hail damage repair. Our team has repaired hail damage on entire FLEETS of vehicles for car dealerships, car manufacturers, and car rental facilities.

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