What is a PDR matrix?
A PDR matrix is a chart used to determine the cost needed to pay a PDR technician for the hail damage on a panel. Most PDR matrices are agreed upon by insurance companies as the standard by which the price is determined.
What does PDR mean on an estimate?
Estimating paintless dent repair (PDR) and hail damage can seem like a foreign language to many body shop and insurance estimators.
How does the paintless dent repair matrix define an oversized dent?
Any dents bigger than half-dollar size is considered an oversized dent, and costs $40 extra, per dent.
What is a Hail Matrix?
The hail matrix is a tool used to write hail repair estimates. There are many variations but most of them follow a chart like form similar to the old multiplication tables. Typically, each vehicle panel is listed down the left side and the dent count and size are listed above.
Does PDR really work?
If you want to have your vehicle dent free for a fraction of the cost and in less time, the paintless dent repair process is a great way to restore your vehicle’s body panels. Most Paintless dent repairs can be done for much less money than repainting and traditional repairs and can be completed in less than a day!
What does RT mean in auto repair?
remove and replace
Common Definitions on Your Collision Repair Estimate A few common abbreviations found on your repair estimate include R & R (remove and replace) and R & I (remove and install).
What PDR tools do I need?
You need a glue gun and some PDR glue to start removing dents.
- PDR Tabs. There’s a whole variety of different tabs you get but the different tabs have different shapes ,different designs and colors.
- Dent Lifter.
- Glue Removing Agent.
- Glass Window Protector Board.
- Hook Bar (Different Lengths)
- Ratchet Handle Tools.
How hard is PDR?
PDR is hard to learn because it involves seeing, interpreting, and doing things that you have never done before. In fact, many skills learned in PDR are exactly opposite of everything you’ve probably ever done. The first difficulty is just finding your tool tip underneath a panel.