|Dent Repair Tools of the
Repair is an art and a science. Dent repair technicians
use a variety of different tools to fix your dents and
dings. Below you will find photos of some of the most
common dent repair tools used by PDR technicians today.
What is PDR?
Standard Dent Repair
Pictured below is a fairly
standard set of dent removal tools of different sizes
and lengths, which permit access to difficult to reach
areas. The dent repair tech will grasp the handle of the
tool and apply just the right amount of pressure at key
points to "massage" out your dent. In addition
to pushing out the dent, it may be necessary to "tap
down" high spots in a dent (called "crowns").
Dents and dings may be difficult
to see unless the dent repair technician is using a
light board, which may be attached to the car or a light
stand, as in the pictures shown below, giving the tech
free use of his hands.
The dent repair
technician uses a light board (there are several types)
to help "read" the dent. Using reflections or lining up
parallel bars of light make it possible to determine
when the surface is level.
Glue Pull Tools:
If the dent repair technician is
unable to access the area behind your dent, he may use a Glue Pull.
Instead of "tapping" out the dent from behind, they will
attach glue pulls - which are completely harmless when
used correctly - and actually pull the dent out.
There are many
other tools in the dent tech's arsenal. We just wanted
to share some of the most common ones with you.