Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a specialised craft requiring many years to perfect. The skill requires a large amount of dedication along with excellent hand to eye co-ordination and intuitive dexterity. This procedure is carried out under LED lighting and by accessing the rear of any vehicle panel using specialist tooling, often through the smallest of access points. We then manipulate the dent back into shape through the application of hundreds of carefully planned pushes.
The primary skill of this art is to be able to identify where the extremely fine tip of the tool is behind the panel while only being able to view the painted side. Being able to place the tip of the tool to within a fraction of a millimetre of the targeted area is by far the hardest aspect of this demanding skill. A thorough understanding of how light and images reflect upon the painted panel and of how they move and distort during the application of pressure behind, is something that only a small percentage of people have truly mastered.