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April 2015

What is Paintless Dent Repair? (And Why We’re the Dent Experts.)

By Hail Repair, Services


Door dings, dents and hail damage happen to all of us, and Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process we take to quickly repair these.

 A simplistic description of PDR is, “The use of a series of different sized and length metal rods with varying degrees of bends and tip shapes to access the inside/back side of automobile body panels and applying pressure on the back side of the dented area, pushing the dent out.”

Our PDR process is the Simplest, Greenest, Cleanest and most Affordable repair in the auto dent repair industry. Here’s a “quick” look into a PDR repair to a section of hail damage at our Clayton shop. It’s “quick” because we took almost 20 minutes of footage and sped it up to 3 minutes.


What is PDR?


Types of Dents in Paintless Dent Repair

  • Door Dings are the most common kind of damage that can be repaired with our process in a short amount of time.
  • Larger dents are also repairable, provided that the damaged area is not stretched beyond the limits of repair and that their location is accessible.
  • Creases are also in our repertoire of case damages that are challenging and rewarding when perfection is achieved.
  • Hail Damage is menacing to automobiles in the midwest and we have perfected the process of removing all those little dings that may seem irreparable.

WE CAN FIX most dents within the limits of reason and save you time, money and your original factory finish.


Choosing a PDR Company

Choosing a reputable company with technicians that are skilled in PDR and automotive assemblage is very important.  This is a professional service, so choose a company with the great regard to integrity; a bad technician can make the affected area worse; it’s not worth any amount of savings or possible loss of paint warranty on your vehicle.


Questions to ask a PDR Company

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they have any real referrals? Google, Bing, YAHOO, etc.
  • Are they Members of the Better Business Bureau?
  • Do they have Garage Liability Insurance?
  • Do they have any relationships with Insurance Companies?
  • Do they have any Dealership or Body Shop Relationships?
  • Do they have a physical retail location and not just a mobile service (Very Important?)
  • Does the technician represent them self and the industry professionally?
  • Does the Company have a written Guarantee or Warranty?
  • Pay attention to the tools they are about to use on your vehicle “A dirty gym bag full of rusty tools is typical” and Not Recommended!

Our professional-grade tools are top-of-the-line, very clean — and, yes, colorful.

Call us today to get your dents, dings and hail damage repair!

Ballwin: (636) 230-7900

Clayton: (314) 669-9966



Hail Damage Repair in 3 Easy Steps

By Hail Repair

If you need hail damage repair on your vehicle, don’t let the insurance company bully you into going to their preferred body shop where they ultimately control pricing. Come to us for professional and trusted hail damage repair. Save your factory paint. And save up to $500.

We know that the process of fixing hail damage on your car can seem intensive, but we make it simple. Here are our three easy steps to getting your hail damage repaired in no time.


1. Make Your Insurance Claim.

Contact your insurance agent. Make a claim on your vehicle and schedule a time for an inspection by an adjuster.

On-site inspections at our facility are recommended because we are equipped with specialized lighting and we are experienced with claims adjusters. You can request the claim adjuster inspect your vehicle at our facility ensuring a more accurate inspection.


2. Choose a Professional Repair Shop.

Every time there is a hail storm, a lot of traveling teams come to town to work on cars. Ask the body shop manager if the work is outsourced to a local or a mobile company. Here’s why, if the PDR (paintless dent repair) Company is local and they are sponsoring out of town PDR techs to assist them, you are much more likely to have a master technician working on your car.

  • Check with BBB first and always deal with reliable businesses.
  • Ensure the business has a permanent address and phone number.
  • Get everything in writing.

3. Schedule the Repair.

We know it’s a hassle to be without your car while it’s getting repaired. We also want you to know how important it is to not race through this process.

The first thing you should do after you schedule your repair is to schedule your rental car. Enterprise Leasing will arrange for a rental car to be available for you at our location. This should coincide with the insurance claim adjuster inspection and repair at our facility.


When it’s time to come into our shop for your scheduled hail damage repair, we’ll handle all of the details. We are customer friendly and understand your concerns and needs. We promise to answer any questions you ask clearly and quickly and keep you well informed.


Call us today to get your hail damage repaired!

Ballwin: (636) 230-7900

Clayton: (314) 669-9966


Dent Devil to the Rescue in Recent Storm

By Hail Repair

Customers Get $500 Credit Towards Fixing Hail Damage

It’s hail season in St. Louis, and last week was no exception. Hail storms hit the St. Louis area and left sizeable dents on the surrounding areas of Manchester, Ballwin and various parts of west county.

It was reported by KSDK in St. Louis that the hail reached heights of up to four feet in a strip mall.

 If you heard the “pings” outside during these hail storms, your first thought might have been, “Is my car OK?” We know the feeling—and we can help.

If your car was affected by the recent St. Louis hail storms, there’s a few steps you’ll need to take—but not to worry. First things first, call your insurance provider to make a claim. After that, you can make an appointment with us.

“We’ve been working non-stop since the latest hail storms. Our customers trust us to get their cars looking great, and that’s exactly what we do,” said Terry McDonald, Dent Devil, owner.

Our skilled technicians specialize in professional hail repair. We make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work.


We save your TIME, your MONEY and your PAINT.



Get your car fixed today!
Make an appointment & mention our $500 Hail Damage Savings.
Ballwin: (636) 230-7900
Clayton: (314) 669-9966

Post Your Hail Damage Photos to Receive $500 off Hail Damage Repair
Post a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook of your hail damage and tag the Dent Devil:

  • Be sure to follow Dent Devil on Twitter (@dentdevil), Instagram (@dentdevilstl) and like the Dent Devil of St. Louis Facebook page.
  • Tag Dent Devil in your post while using the hashtag #OhHailNo #HailDamageRepair #DentDevil.
  • We’ll select a winner from all the photos and feature your car’s “before and after” photos on our social media networks.