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What is PDR?

Paintless Dent Repair or (PDR) is the ideal alternative

to the traditional body shop process.

PDR is the process of removing moderate dents, door dings, and hail damage with the use of custom tools designed to be used behind the steel panels. A highly skilled professional PDR technician gently massages and reshapes the metal back to its original shape without the need for filler and repainting.

PDR preserves the vehicles original factory paint finish, and in doing so retains the factory warranty and superior quality/durability of the factory paint. Factory paint is stronger and superior to a repaint. PDR can be done quickly and at a fraction of the cost of body repair.


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J.J. was able to remove a few “hard” dings we had on our vehicle that another dent repair company had been unable to remove. Thank you so much!
The Kim's
I was so happy with JJ. Before talking to Dent Viking, I went to another PDR specialist who wanted to drill into my car. JJ fixed my car without drilling any holes. 100% Satisfaction.
Josh V (Nine Mile Falls, WA)
I was very impressed by the Dent Viking’s professionalism, efficiency, and quality of the work he completed. If I have another need for a repair, I know JJ with Dent Viking is the guy to call.
Jesse A. (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
FANTASTIC SERVICE & SUPERIOR RESULTS – not only on one of our vehicles BUT 2!!!! CHEERS! A++++
Shelley H. (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
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What is PDR?

PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) is performed by accessing the backside of the panel and carefully massaging and flexing the back of the damaged metal or plastic with special rods and tools. A highly trained and skilled technician knows where the tip of his tool is with the help of special lighting and reflection boards. The technician also uses a body hammer and “tap” to flatten the high spots on the paint-side of the panel. Many times a technician needs to apply hundreds of these small “pushes” to recreate the original shape of the metal and he does this without damaging the original factory paint job.

Can all dents be fixed with PDR?

Most non-collision dents can be repaired with paintless dent repair, however there are some situations that can interfere. Dents that are on the edge of the panel may not be able to be repaired. Some panel edges are seamed together with another sheet of metal making it impossible to gain access. If the paint is cracked or damaged, a complete repair is not possible using the PDR method. Paintless Dent Repair is best on later modeled vehicles with factory paint. Vehicles before 1985 may have lacquer based paint which is not flexible as the automotive paint used today.

Will my dents come back?

Absolutely not. Once a dent has been removed properly with Paintless Dent Repair, it never comes back. Most dents repaired conventionally develop a ring around the dent, or sand scratch marks 3 – 6 months after the repair. This is never the case with properly performed Paintless Dent Repair.

Discount on multiple dents?

Yes, we will work with you on the pricing for multiple dents. If there are more than one dent on the same panel, we will repair the rest of them for very little extra. If you have multiple dents on different panels of the vehicle, we will come up with a package discount to repair the entire car (this excludes hail damage).

What are the benefits to PDR?

The most important benefit is quality. This method is the closest you can get to the dent never happening in the first place. No grinding, bondo, fillers, or primers are needed because your original factory paint is not disturbed. There are no problems with filler or paint shrinkage months after the repair as is typical with most conventional repairs. Cost is also a major benefit of Paintless Dent Repair. A typical estimate for a minor dent from a body shop usually ranges between $350 – $500 or higher. That same dent can usually be repaired for $75 – $150 using Paintless Dent Repair. Time savings is yet another advantage. That same dent can often be fixed in less than an hour. A body shop will take 3 – 5 days, or longer.

Is your service mobile?

Dent Viking now operates in a shop but mobile service can be requested for smaller jobs and for a fee. Mobile repairs can usually be performed wherever your vehicle is located. Just send us an address and your car will be repaired (usually) within a couple hours. Mobile fee is $35.

What is a typical cost for a repair?

Most repairs fall within $75-250. Some larger repairs can land in the $250-700 range. Each dent is different and needs to be quoted by a technician. Please come by the shop for a quote OR send a photo for a ballpark estimate.

For a quote text photos: 208-625-9006

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