Dent Repair Columbia SC

Paintless dent removal is the new craze in the auto body shop industry. The PDR process works because of specialized paintless dent removal tools and techniques used by auto technicians who read the paint on the vehicle where dent is located in order to calculate where dent ends so that the tip of the specialized tool can be used in the right spot. From there it’s a matter of patience. Benefits of the PDR process are that it takes less time than traditional collision repair, vehicle retains original paint and it’s less expensive. This technique can be used on small and large dents, on vehicles manufactured in 1990 or beyond, if paint not broken or cracked, the dent is not near the edge of a panel and the panel has not had previous bodywork. Listed below you will find auto body shops around Columbia that can give you more information.

Astro Auto Electric
(803) 772-2100
1168 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Used & Rebuilt Auto Parts Retail, Electric Motor Dealers
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Dick Dyer Toyota
(803) 786-4111
3215 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Omni Glass Industries Inc
(803) 779-4040
1917 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Carolina Rim and Wheel CO
(803) 799-4010
1550 Old Dairy Drive
Columbia, SC
Services
Tire Balancing

Suddeths Automotive Service
(803) 256-2110
1410 N Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC
Services
Brake Repair

First Vehicle Services-Richland County
(803) 576-2210, 001-2004
400 Powell Road
PO Box 23365
Columbia, SC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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One Stop Hand Car Wash
(803) 376-1950
2434 Main Street
Columbia, SC
Services
Car Detailing

Mintz Machine Shops
(803) 254-5411
1044 Market Street, # B
Columbia, SC
Services
Engine Repair

Clarks Auto Clinic Inc
(803) 252-7571
2032 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC
Services
Electrical Repair,Engine Repair

Crawdaddys Customs and Car Care
(803) 254-5211
1054 Shop Road
Columbia, SC
Services
Fabrication and Restoration,Mufflers Repair

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Dent Repair

5/1/2002

Let's face it. The PDR, or Paintless Dent Removal, market is hot and getting hotter every day. Just open any trade magazine and you're deluged with all the PDR tool offerings that exist. Manufacturers are offering every configuration of tool imaginable in exotic materials, color coded, titanium centers with kryptonite tips. It gets overwhelming when you are in the market for tools that just work. And that's really what it comes down to, tools that work. If you ask a group of experienced PDR technicians what they require in a good working tool set, you will get the same answers. They have a core set of tools that they use over and over again. They have their favorites and occasionally they have to go to the pile of obscure dust covered tools that they haven't touched in eight months. PDR Techs look for labor saving devices that allow them to get the job done as quickly as possible. The faster they can pop a dent, the quicker they are on to the next one, which translates to higher profits. Competition in this arena is getting fierce. One of the emerging trends in the PDR industry is glue pulling kits. You might say that this is nothing new they have been around for years. And they have been. What is happening though is a refinement of the tools and the application of new adhesive technology. Higher adhesion glues are making these tools an appealing option to PDR Techs.

Body shops are facing a changing market with constantly heavier competition. Acquisition...

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