Common Mistakes to Avoid when Using PDR Medic Tools

Mar 10th 2023

When it comes to repairing vehicle dents, it can be tricky to make the fix without ruining your paint job. With the right training, alongside proper tools and techniques, you can perform a successful paintless dent removal.

With a wide selection of PDR tools online, it's important that you find quality tools that will allow you to make repairs with ease. When using Metal Medic PDR Tools, there are a few common mistakes you should be aware of to ensure no further damage to your vehicle.

Common Mistakes

There are many common mistakes when it comes to working with PDR tools. For example, when using a PDR hammer, some people begin to work on a dent that is too large. Doing this can damage the finish on your vehicle, potentially making the dent worse. Ideally, you'll want to gain more experience before tackling more significant cosmetic issues.

There are many other mistakes that beginners typically make when attempting to improve the appearance of their vehicle. With the proper knowledge and the right tools, fixing dents on your car can be a breeze.

Not Using the Proper Lighting

Not using the proper lighting when viewing a dent can skew your perception of the actual dent size and cause more potential damage when trying to fix it with your PDR hammer. With the proper lighting, you'll be able to see the issue more clearly, allowing you to select the right tools to get the job done.

Going For the Center

Going for the center of the dent right away can seem like a quick and easy way to get rid of the blemish, but this is false. Lifting the center of the dent will only raise the center while keeping the outer spots low on both sides. It is critical to work from the edges, moving towards the center in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. It is important to continue going in one direction only. Keep progressing until the dent continues to get smaller, eventually disappearing.

Applying Too Much Pressure

With the right PDR tools, such as the PDR hammer, your first instinct may be to apply a significant amount of pressure. Pushing too hard can damage the paint or stretch the metal, so it is important to start slow and feel it out. Do not use all your force at once, and ensure the tip of your tool is in the right place to prevent unwanted damage.

Get Better Results With Metal Medic PDR Tools

Nobody likes cosmetic blemishes on their vehicle. Avoid making the problem worse by using proper techniques when fixing dents in your car. At Metal Medic PDR Tools, we provide you with the best possible PDR tools to get the job done right. With knowledge in PDR since 1989, we pride ourselves on saving you time, money, and effort with quality tools. For more information, please contact us

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.