When your Porsche takes a knock, you may instantly think you will have to pay through the nose for a full panel repair or replacement. However this isn’t always the case, particularly for smaller dents. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to dent your bodywork or come back to your Porsche to find a mysterious ding, Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) offers a quick and cost-effective method for erasing damage until it is virtually undetectable.
What are the benefits of PDR?
1. Lower cost – As the repair is concentrated in a small area, it is far quicker and therefore labour costs are lower than traditional bodywork repairs. There is also no need for filling or respraying so fewer materials are used, which means fewer costs to be accounted for.
2. Quicker – Paintless Dent Removal takes a fraction of the time required for conventional bodywork repairs, in fact the entire process can take just a few hours, meaning you can get your car back on the road with minimum inconvenience and fuss.
3. Keeping the value of your car – Larger, conventional repairs mean the use of body fillers plus texture-matching, colour-matching and repainting to ensure a seamless finish, however any significant changes to your Porsche’s bodywork can reduce its value. PDR means you don’t have to alter the original factory finish of your Porsche, so the repair is seamless, with no need for respraying or filling and no reduction to its value.
4. Environmentally-friendly – Our technicians use only specialist tools to massage dented panels back into place, which means no use of chemicals in the form of paints and fillers.
When should you opt for PDR over conventional repairs?
Not all dents can be fixed using PDR, so it’s important to get the right advice about when it’s the appropriate method for your Porsche. For example, if the paint inside of the dent is broken or scratched, repainting may be required. The depth and location of the dent are also vital in deciding whether PDR is possible.
If you’re looking for a Porsche specialist in Essex, get in touch with the Porsche Conversions garage on 020 8500 9228. We can give you more information about any of our private repairs, modifications or conversions, as well as specialist advice on the best course of action for your Porsche.