Assessing the Viability of Paintless Dent Repair for Classic Cars

Assessing the Viability of Paintless Dent Repair for Classic Cars

Nov 7th 2023

Classic car restoration is a rewarding journey, but it needs the right tools to start. One indispensable tool is a quality socket wrench set. This will help you disassemble parts with ease. You'll also need a good screwdriver set. Like your trusty sidekick, these are used throughout the entire process.

A high-quality body filler and paint spray gun bring back that classic charm. It's like giving a vintage abode a new lick of paint. But remember, using superior tools from Metal Medic can make all the difference in your project's outcome.

Below, you will explore the proper classic car restoration tools for each stage of the restoration process.

Disassembling the Vehicle and Replacing Parts

The initial stage of any classic car restoration involves disassembling the vehicle. However, to ensure a successful restoration job, one needs more than just effort.

A quality set of hand tools, like screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers, are essential. They let you safely remove parts without causing further damage.

Beyond these basics, a hydraulic jack can help lift your vintage beauty off the ground for easier access to underbody components. Remember though, always use jack stands for safety.

Lastly, keep track of all removed pieces in organized containers - it'll make reassembly that much smoother when we start putting our metal patient back together again.

Repairing Body Damage and Repainting

If your classic car is showing signs of age, don't fret. Repairing body damage can seem daunting, but with the right tools from Metal Medic, it becomes a task you can tackle.

Start by using hand-made hammers to gently fix dents or imperfections on the vehicle's surface. The trick here is patience; remember that Rome wasn't built in a day.

After fixing any physical damages, it’s time for repainting. Our high-quality Brazilian Gold PDR Glue will let you get an exceptional finish every single time, making sure your classic beauty shines like new again.

Rebuilding the Engine and Rerouting Electrical Systems

The heart of any classic car is its engine, so restoring it back to prime condition is a must. You'll need high-quality tools like our hand-made engine restoration tools, which have been trusted by professional mechanics for over 30 years. So go ahead and use the best materials in the market from Metal Medic - we've got your classic car covered.

Reinstalling Interior Components and Final Touches

The home stretch of classic car restoration is all about precision. Reinstalling the interior components requires patience, as well as a keen eye for detail. You need to get every part back in its rightful place.

But let's not forget the importance of quality tools here. Having the right set from Metal Medic will make sure your efforts pay off.

You'll also add those final touches - a fresh coat of wax on that newly painted exterior or chrome polish on vintage rims. These seemingly small steps can take your restoration project from good to show-stopping.

Metal Medic For All Of Your Classic Car Restoration Tool Needs

Restoring a classic car is no small feat, but Metal Medic makes it easier. With over 30 years of experience in the Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) industry and as toolmakers, we know what you need to get the job done right.

We're proud importers of top-quality PDR glues like Brazilian Gold, Mega Green, and Ebony Ice - materials known for their superior bonding strength.

Beyond glue, our line-up includes hand-made tools designed with precision. They are not just functional; they're built to last.

Your restoration project deserves nothing less than the best. That's why when it comes to quality and reliability, more restorers choose Metal Medic.

PDR, or paintless dent repair, is an environmentally-friendly, fast, minimally-intrusive vehicle dent repair process. The PDR procedure restores a vehicle’s body to a factory-like condition in a fraction of the time and most time costs less than traditional dent repair methods.

Technicians across the county safely restore vehicles back to pre-incident  without compromising the original painted finish. The best technicians invest in a high-quality PDR kit, an assortment of tools that are crucial to the success of any finish master.


Metal Medic PDR Tools—Made to Make You Better
Metal Medic Tools provides various tools, including Hail Rods, Hammers, Tips, Hero PDR Glue, and other PDR  glues. Our tools and accessories are designed to help dent technicians complete their job quickly and efficiently, with the best possible results.


PDR Hand Tools
Short-tipped PDR tools allow technicians to get close to dents and work out defects by hand. Metal Medic Tools produces short-tipped selections with sharp and blunt tips to provide technicians with one of the best PDR “tools in their toolbox.” Metal Medic tools are 100% North American-made, ensuring quality and reliability every time they are used.


Hook Tools and PDR Rods
Hook tools and PDR rods allow technicians to access dents from inside and push them out. This technique is a traditional PDR method, working best when a technician has access to the dent. Metal Medic PDR Tools produce these utensils in multiple sizes, allowing experts to reach more dents.


Metal Medic PDR Glues
Specially formulated for the collision industry, Metal Medic Hero Glue GPDR and Mega Power Green PDR Glue bond to automotive finishes and bare metal. These direct-to-metal PDR glues are easy-to-use and offer specialists consistency when pulling dents, using lifters, or working to pull out more significant collision damage.

Metal Medic is also the exclusive importer of Brazilian Gold, Mega Green, and Ebony Ice PDR glues directly from Brazil. Newly available in the United States, these Metal Medic collision adhesives increase pulling efficiency and provide technicians with the best PDR glue choices in the industry.


Top-Quality Reliable PDR Tool Selections Matter
Although the essential tools for anyone performing PDR are skills and experience, it certainly doesn't hurt to equip yourself with a set of proper tools. Metal Medic PDR Tools' specialized selections enable technicians to perform precision repairs while returning metal to a point before an accident occurred.

Respecting a task often means using only the best quality tools to complete the job. The best PDR kit offers numerous benefits, including strength and movement to repair dents. Quality tool choices allow you to repair defects easier and faster.

Metal Medic PDR Tools is owned and operated by Ken Garrison, a PDR tech and toolmaker, who established the company in 1989. Our team aims to bring the highest quality tools to save time and improve results.

Choosing to buy PDR tools from a reputable supplier is a personal choice. Selecting Metal Medic PDR Tools ensures you receive over-the-top quality, specialized utensils for a reasonable price with handmade products.

Contact Metal Medic PDR Tools today to learn more about how our tools can help you improve your PDR results and for additional information on our provisions.