Dent Repair Terms
Every industry uses trade terms
and the dent repair business is no different. Below we
have provided a brief list of dent repair terms so you
can understand "dent-speak" the next time you talk to a
dent repair technician.
Access - PDR techs need
to gain "access" to the back or underside of a dent in
order to fix it.
Crown - A high point in
a dent that is raised above the surface of the metal. It
normally is "tapped" down using a special set of tools.
Drilling - This involves
drilling holes into the metal to give the PDR technician
access to difficult-to-reach areas (we avoid drilling at
all costs and would use it as a last resort AFTER
speaking to you)
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) - Repairing car dents without repainting
the vehicle. PDR is shorthand for this term.
PDR (Paintless Dent
Repair) - Repairing car dents without repainting the
Small Dent - Dent is no
larger than your hand.