There are several ways to “fix” a dent, most collision centers use the traditional way over PDR (Paintless Dent Repair). The traditional way collision centers “restore” the dented panels back to their original shape is by thrilling holes into the car panels to pull the dents out, then the paint will be sanded before the body putty is applied.
The dents will be filled with putty, and in most cases, don’t exactly match the metal’s original finish. Next the car will be spray-painted, although the paint might not match the exact color of the vehicle, and the car will be “baked” in an oven to set the new paint, and the car’s finished surface is polished. This is not only more expensive and takes more time but it doesn’t fully repair the area. We are proud to be one of the few collision center that use Paintless Dent Repair to fix any dent.