Paintless Dent Repair in Guelph

At Precision Dent Repair, we are making traditional dent repair obsolete. Our paintless dent repair (PDR) service highly skilled auto body workers fix small dents and dings without in-depth bodywork. There is no sanding, use of body filler, or repainting involved. This is not only less time-consuming than traditional dent removal but there are also no colour-matching concerns. Furthermore, it is cheaper and retains the vehicle value better. The paintwork of a vehicle that has had PDR looks as good as new, which helps maintain the vehicle’s aesthetics.

In this article, we will explore the advantages of PDR over traditional dent repair, look at the step-by-step process of our PDR service, the situations that call for PDR, and answer other common questions.

What is Paintless Dent Repair?

Our paintless dent removal service is a popular method of repairing dents and dings without having to repaint the area. We offer the service for dents and dings where the paint has not chipped or cracked and that are accessible from the backside.

How Does PDR Differs from Traditional Repairs?

While our paintless dent repairs are ideal for small dents, larger dents, dents with paint damage, and deep creases require traditional dent repair. This involves sanding off the dent, pulling the dent or applying a body filler, sanding the filler, applying paint primer to the panel, applying multiple coats of paint once the primer has dried, and applying a clear coat once the paint has set and cured. This makes our PDR service cheaper and quicker compared to most repairs.

Our Paintless Dent Repair Process

The Precision Dent Repair paintless dent removal service involves the application of controlled pressure on the backside of a dent to restore the metal back to its original condition. We use body picks and metal rods to push out the dents from the backside of the panel. We also use glue and specially designed tabs to align the dent. We use PDR to remove dents, creases, larger dents, and bodyline damage. The history of PDR can be traced to 1931 when Frank T. Sargent wrote a book titled “The Key To Metal Bumping”. The first public display of PDR on record is attributed to Oscar Flaig, an employee at Mercedes-Benz, who used a hammer handle to push out a dent during the 1960 International Motor Sports Show in NY.

Our Specialized Tools

At Precision Dent Repair, we have invested in state-of-the-art specialized tools for PDR. Our basic skill tools include reflector boards, which have flexible arms and suction cups, bars with screw tips, knock-down tools, PDR hammers, LED inspection light, and S Hook and O ring. Our glue-pulling tools include PDR glue, glue guns, glue removal agents and scrapers, PDR tabs of different shapes and designs, and dent lifters. Other dent removal tools we use include glass window protector boards and wedges, ratchet handle tools, PDR wire tools for hard-to-reach areas, and hook bars of different lengths.

We will Preserve Your Vehicle’s Original Paint

Our paintless dent repair service allows for the preservation of your vehicle’s original paint. This is important as it ensures the resale value of the vehicle is not affected. No paintwork will ever be as good as the factory paint.

Benefits of Our Paintless Dent Repair Service in Guelph


Our PDR service is cheaper compared to traditional dent repair because there are no requirements for paint or body fillers.


You will get your car back faster when you come to us for PDR, typically in a couple of hours. This is as opposed to traditional dent repair, which can take a couple of days. Our PDR is convenient as it does not interfere with your daily routine.

Environmentally Friendly

Are you worried about the highly toxic fumes from auto paints that endanger the environment when released into the air or water supply? Our PDR service is eco-friendly. Note that these fumes can also cause health problems for technicians.

Preserving Original Paint and Body Lines

One of the most tremendous benefits of our PDR service is that it preserves the original paint and body lines. This not only maintains the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle, but it is also one of the major things potential car buyers consider as it tells them if a vehicle has been in an accident. No repainting can ever match the original factory paint. Our PDR service, therefore, helps retain the resale value of your vehicle.

Common Causes of Dents and Damage

Door Dings

Door dings are characterized by a crescent or egg-shaped dent that sometimes has a mild crease or a ridge on the inside. The most common cause of door dings is bumping the door of another vehicle when cars are parked too close to each other. You will sometimes get traces of the other vehicle’s paint on the ding, but as long as the paint has not cracked, the area behind the ding can be accessed, and there is no severe creasing, our experienced technicians can do paintless dent repair.

Hail Damage

We are experts in hail dent repair. Guelph experiences a humid continental climate characterized by warm, humid summers, moderately high snowfall and rainfall, and cold winters. Hail is a common occurrence in Guelph. If your car is parked outside or you are driving, and there is a hailstorm, the hailstones can cause damage to the body panel. Given that hail falls from the sky, the most susceptible areas are the roof, the trunk, the tops of the fenders, the quarter panels, the windows, and the windscreen. Since most hailstones are round, the dents they leave in your vehicle are also round. Most are the size of a golf ball. Luckily, hail damage does not usually lead to impact scratching since hailstones are smooth, and our PDR service is generally sufficient to get the dents repaired.

Minor Accidents and Collisions

Minor accidents and collisions, such as bumping into another car, can cause dents that we can easily repair through PDR. Collision dents are common on the bumper, fender, and doors, and they usually feature paint from the other vehicle, which should not worry you as it can be easily rubbed off. Small dents can also be caused by baseballs, basketballs, golf balls, and soccer balls and falling objects like apples falling from trees.

When to Opt for Our Paintless Dent Repairs

Assessing the Damage

So, how do you know whether to go for paintless dent repair in Guelph or traditional dent repair? When you come to Precision Dent Repair, we will do a physical inspection to determine if you need PDR or traditional dent repair. We ensure there is no cracking or chipping whatsoever, which is a prerequisite if PDR is to work. The size and depth of the dent should not be larger than the size of a tennis ball, although we can repair larger dents if they are shallow and do not have sharp edges or creases. Our PDR solutions work well with aluminum, steel, and alloy panels, but they will not work in areas made up of carbon fibre or fibreglass.

The location of the dent will help us determine if paintless dent repairs can be done. Our technician needs to reach the backside of the dent to push it out, meaning PDR is not a viable option for hard-to-reach areas. PDR is also not a good option in case of deep impact or sharp creases and edges.

Insurance Claims and Coverage

The cost of our PDR service is often more affordable than paying a deductible and is certainly not worth an increase in premiums. Although most insurers in Canada cover PDR either fully or partially, it is sometimes not worth the trouble because it can take days to get approval. If the damage is such that you require to engage your insurer, such as following extensive hail damage, we will assist you in filing and managing your insurance claim. You should consult your insurance company before moving forward with a claim.

Our Paintless Dent Removal Process

Initial Assessment

Our PDR process starts with assessing the damage. Note that for minor damage, we only need a picture of the dent or ding for us to give you a free, no-obligation quote. For a larger dent, we will need to bring the vehicle in for an assessment. During the assessment, we will look at the extent of the damage, the size and depth of the dent, whether there are sharp edges or creases, whether the location is accessible from the underside, and whether the paint is chipped or cracked. This information will help us determine if PDR will work and the approach required.

Repair Process Steps

We will clean any dust or debris on and around the dent. We will then illuminate the damaged area with LED light to help our technician have a clearer view. At Precision Dent Repair, we mainly use the glue-pulling technique, where we apply the glue on a tab and pull the dent out using the attached tab, after which we remove the glue with a glue-cleaning agent. Another PDR solution is that our skilled technicians, using specialized tools, carefully apply pressure and massage the underside of the dent. We also use suction tools where we pull the metal back into position in cases of hail damage. Larger dents require a combination of PDR techniques, including heat treatment, where we apply heat on the damaged area with a heat gun. It is often necessary to remove obstructions on the backside of the dent, whether it is a hood liner or an interior panel, for the technician to access the area.

Quality Assurance

We are committed to quality workmanship and completion of repairs in the shortest duration possible. Our technicians are well-trained and certified. Our longevity in the industry and IMI EV, Vale, and ARC certification are a testament to our credibility and reliability.

How to Find an Auto Body Shop in Guelph for Paintless Dent Repair

What to Look for in an Auto Body Shop

At Precision Dent Repair, we have a team of experienced and certified technicians with all the necessary specialized tools. We use high-quality materials, offer guarantees on our work, and have good customer service. Cost considerations are important, but they should not blind you from making the other important considerations.

Recommended Auto Body Shops

We get most of our customers through recommendations. You can get recommendations from relatives, friends, and colleagues. You can also read our online reviews and testimonials for unbiased recommendations.

DIY vs Professional Dent Repair

Risks of DIY Methods

Although PDR is easier than traditional dent repair, you should avoid DIY PDR because you may not have the skills and experience necessary for the job, meaning you risk cracking or chipping the paint. Without pros like those at Precision Dent Repair, the PDR may take a few hours, which can interfere with your daily schedule.

Why Choose Professional Services

We have specialized tools for PDR. Not having to buy the tools yourself saves you money. Different techniques are used for PDR – our technicians understand the various techniques for the best results.

How to Prevent Future Dents and Damage

Safe Parking Practices

Many of the dents we deal with are a result of bad parking practices. Avoid dents and dings by avoiding tight spaces, packed parking lots, and parking next to vehicles that have not parked properly. Practise proper parking so you do not bump into vehicles while parking, and always keep sufficient space. When given the choice between parking next to a motorcycle or an SUV, choose the motorcycle since it has no doors.

Protective Car Accessories

When you come to us, we will advise you on protective car accessories like door protectors and bumper guards that help you avoid dents following a door bump or a collision, respectively. To prevent damage hail, keep an eye on the weather to avoid driving on bad weather days. Whenever possible, park underground and inside a home garage.

You do not have to live with an unsightly dent or door ding. Our paintless dent repair solutions are affordable and quick compared to traditional dent repair. Our PDR service is an eco-friendly option since no painting is required. It also ensures the resale value of your vehicle is not affected.

There are several auto body shops in and around Guelph, ON, but some are better than others. At Precision Dent Repair, we have two well-equipped shops and a team of experienced and certified dent repair experts. Call us today at 905-385-3333 (Hamilton) or 905-741-4737 (Burlington) for a free, no-obligation quote.


How long does paintless dent repair take?

At Precision Dent Repair, our PDR solutions take a few hours to 2 days, depending on the extent of the damage. Note that if you involve your insurer, it may take a few days to get approval.

Is paintless dent repair covered by insurance?

Yes. Insurers favour PDR because of the good results and the relatively lower cost. We have good working relationships with most insurers.

Can all dents be repaired using the paintless method?

Our PDR service only works for minor dents and dings that can be accessed from the backside. PDR is not an option if the paint is already chipped or cracked.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“We hate getting dents! But we love bringing our vehicles to Precision Dent Repair for their top notch repairs at an affordable rate and quick turnaround. They are always fast to respond to our inquiries and we highly recommend!”

Candace Kecskemeti

“I had a dent on my 1984 Mazda Rx7. The team was professional and courteous. My appointment was on time. They Quoted the price and stayed true to it. I would definitely recommend this business.”

Natasha Evangelista

Had a small dent in the trunk of my car, drove me crazy looking at it every time I approached my car…called and booked an appointment quickly. They were very cooperative and communicated well about the process. Was able to stop by and have them quote me a reasonable price and even showed me the shop and some of the work they were doing. Dropped my car off not long after that. Needless to say the little dent is gone and I’m feeling good about the work. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you want your car to look as good as new!

Chris “Sirhc” Perry

Don’t know how and when but ended up with a small 1-1.5 inch dent on driver side door just above the handle …. It drove me crazy!!

I was referred by a friend, super fast, friendly service and you would never know there was a dent!!

I am beyond happy as now I can stop staring at it through the side view mirror and focus on the road… kidding .. sort of 😜

I have already referred!! Keep up the great service!

Francesca Guaiana

About Us

For over two decades, we have been privileged to work with a stellar team of experienced technicians. Our unparalleled Paintless Dent Repair skills have been honed over the years, and we take immense pride in our top-notch PDR services. We’re always excited to stay ahead of the curve by exploring and embracing up-to-date industry trends.

As Value Master Craftsman and Electric Vehicle certified professionals, we never compromise on our commitment to offering superior repair services for any type of car.