What Tools Are Used in PDR To Fix Dents?

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is the process of repairing small dents in a vehicle by using tools to push, pull and twist the metal back into its original shape. The process takes less time than traditional body work and helps to maintain the car’s finish.

Tools Used in Paintless Dent Repair (PDR)

You can read about the manufacturers we use, but here’s a standard list of tools that we use to pull dents, whether from hail, golf balls, acorns, shopping carts, or whatever else your car runs into.


The hammer is one of the most basic tools used in PDR. It is used to push and massage the metal back into its original shape. Hammers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all have the same purpose: to fix dents.


Dollies are a common tool used in Paintless Dent Repair. They are used to push and pull the metal around the dent, which helps to reshape it and fix the dent. There are many different types of dollies, each with its own unique properties and uses.


PDR glue is one of the most important tools in the PDR toolkit. It is used to attach tabs to the back of a dent, pull the dent out, and then release the glue. Glue comes in a variety of different types, including cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, polyurethane glue, and epoxy glue. Each type of glue has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the right type of glue for the job.

Suction Cups

Suction cups are one of the most commonly used tools in Paintless Dent Repair. They are attached to a dent and then pulled until the dent pops out. Suction cups can also be used to hold panels in place while they are being repaired.

Skills + Tools

A good PDR technician will have the right tools, but like any task, it’s skills and judgement that matter more than any tool.

At EZ Auto Spa, we have many tools that a DIYer may never buy, but more than that, our techs have practiced on hundreds (sometimes thousands) of cars. If you are in Georgia, come by our shop today! And if you are not in Georgia, feel free to give us a call for questions or recommendations!

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