Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is an environmentally friendly method of restoring a vehicle’s body by removing dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage.


The paintless dent repair process involves four steps:


1.      Assess the damage

2.      Gain access to the dent

3.      Inspect the dent more closely

4.      Apply pressure to work out the dent


Let’s take a closer look at this process below:

The Paintless Dent Removal Process

Dent Heads technicians restore your vehicle to its original factory condition without compromising a vehicle’s original painted finish. Here’s how we do it:

1.    Assess the Auto Body Damage

The first step to any repair process is to assess the damage. We approach the process by asking some simple questions:


●        Where is the dent?

●        How big is the dent?

●        How do we access the dent?


After assessing the damage, we prepare the area around the dent for the repair.

2.    Gain Access to the Dent


Paintless dent repair requires our technician to access the back side of the dent, which means carefully removing body panels, tail lights, or in some cases, interior panels, as well as other auto parts. To perform the car dent repair, we need a straight path to the dent so we can effectively fix it.

3.    Inspect the Dent More Closely

Dent Heads technicians utilize specialized, advanced equipment to give our technician a look at the dent from the best angle. Equipment, such as cameras and video screens & lighting, display a shadow of the dent, which gives us an indication of where to place our tools on the back end of the dent.

4.    Applying Pressure to the Dent

We use tools that apply pressure to the dent from the inside. This is a slow and delicate process we have to perform with absolute precision to completely remove the dents. We can complete this process quickly depending on the severity and depth of the dent.

Paintless Dent Repair vs. Traditional Repair

Traditional dent repair fills in auto body dents with paint or body filler, which is then matched to the rest of the vehicle’s exterior. While this process can restore a vehicle’s factory look, it doesn’t actually solve the problem of removing the dent. It’s also not a long-term solution, as the filler will eventually crack, chip, or fall out of the dented groove. Traditional dent repair is also time-consuming and expensive.


By contrast, Paintless Dent Repair requires no fillers and no sanding. Technicians and customers have discovered that PDR is a more effective and inexpensive solution for removing minor dents in your vehicle. It keeps your car’s original body intact and provides a long-term solution that doesn’t cost you more money in the long run.

Paintless Dent Repair Experts in Minneapolis, MN

Do you need minor dents removed from your vehicle? Contact Dent Heads today. We remove door dings, creases, hail damage, and dents from your vehicle while keeping the original paint job intact. Drop your car off at our shop in Bloomington, or we can come to you with our remote dent removal services! We offer both in-shop and mobile services throughout the Twin Cities metro area.


To find our more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at  612-986-1171. You can also message us on our contact page.