Paintless Dent Repair

Choosing Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) can save you money! Whether it’s a shopping cart ding, hail damage, or a side panel dent, we can make it look like it never happened at a fraction of what you would pay at an auto body shop.

Our technicians have undergone extensive training to learn how to use the specialized tools to do the job. We us the latest state-of-the- art technologies to repair dents without affecting a vehicle’s factory paint job.

PDR is the fastest, most affordable and least intrusive process for vehicle dent repair. Our process has made McDowells the leading Paintless Dent Repair company in the Treasure Valley.

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Auto Dent Repair

Dent Specialties

McDowells dent technicians are known as the best in the Treasure Valley. Our techs are specially trained on how to handle even the toughest and deepest dents. Many things factor into dent removal such as size, location on the vehicle, and severity.

Whether its a shopping cart ding, hail damage, body line dent, cave in from hitting the garbage can or your kids bounced a basketball off the hood….McDowells Specialty dent removal is economical, convenient and environmentally friendly. As long as the paint is not too severely damaged, we can fix that!

We specialize in:

  • Hail Damage
  • Crease Dents
  • Sharp/Deep Dents
  • Large Dents
  • Bodyline Dents

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Frequently Asked Questions About Paintless Dent Repair

At McDowells Specialty Repairs, our customer always comes first. We understand that you may have questions about our services. Our team of professional repair technicians has compiled this list of frequently asked questions to give you the answers you need, when you need them. For other questions or more information about our services, contact us today!

What is Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal is a method of removing minor dents and dings without removing any paint from the vehicle. This is done by massaging the dent out from the back of the panel using specialized tools. We sometimes refer to ourselves as “metal massage therapists.”

What are the benefits of Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)?

No grinding, fillers, primers or bondo are needed because your factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most body shop repairs.

Cost is also a major benefit of PDR. Repairs are typically between one-quarter to one-third the cost of conventional dent repair.

Save time! Paintless dent repair can be done in hours to a day, whereas a traditional body shop may take weeks for the same type of damage.

PDR is environmentally friendly! Since this process keeps the original factory paint on your vehicle, there is no need for the paint, chemicals, or other toxins that are used extensively in body shops when repairing dents.

Will my paint be damaged?

No. Today's factory paints are very flexible and will not be damaged in any way by this process. PDR is the only way to repair a dent and still keep your factory paint.

Will my dents be 100% gone?

In many cases, yes! We may not be able to make severe dents completely disappear, but we will certainly get it to a much more acceptable damage level. Even on larger dents, the result is truly amazing. During the estimate process, we will let you know the estimated percentage of removal.

Can any dent be fixed?

No. Some dents are too deep and are overstretched. Dents the size of a dinner plate or larger can be fixed successfully, as long as they are not too deep. On the other hand, some dents that are as small as a dime but very deep, cannot be fixed using PDR because the metal is too stretched. Cracked paint can also be an indication that a dent is too deep.

Access is important. We need to be able to get behind the dent to perform PDR. If we can access the area behind, we can often massage out the dent with the Paintless Dent Repair process.

The most common dents fixed are the size of a golf ball and under. Most minor dents can be repaired. About 5% of minor dents can't be fixed due to depth or location. Areas such as some quarter panel opening lips, some forward areas of heavily braced hoods, or the very edges of some panels are examples of bad locations.

How much does Paintless Dent Repair cost?

The cost of paintless dent repair depends on location, size and severity. In order to get accurate pricing, please stop by our shop with the vehicle, so that we can evaluate. Things like aluminum hoods, double metal layers, overstretched metal, etc. can affect the cost of your repair.

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As our valued customer, we appreciate the trust that you put in us to handle all of your repair needs and we want to let you know that we are deemed an essential business and that we are following the guidance of government and health authorities to ensure safety for our customers and employees.

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