Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), also known as Paintless Dent Removal, is an environmental-friendly type of repair method that restores the body of a vehicle to factory-like condition in a fraction of the time at less cost. A paintless dent removal can be used to remove dings and dents from vehicles, as well as body creases and hail damage. The ultimate goal of a PDR is to push the indented metal back into shape while effectively maintaining the factory paint. So how does a PDR work? The first step involves assessing the damage. After a technician assesses the damage and determines if it can be effectively removed through PDR, preparation for the area around the dent for the repair takes place.